Published by admin on 30 Jul 2010 at 07:02 pm
It felt like a dream…
It felt foreign to me. A feeling of deep sadness. A feeling that had an endless bottom, and was filled to the brim with a substance that reeked. I stared into it for quite some while before finally testing out its temperature with my palm. My body shuttered as I was pulled into the void.
Drifting in and out of consciousness, I tried opening my eyes hoping to grasp an understanding of my surroundings. The only sight I was able to see was my hair waving slowly in the viscous pool that my body inhabited. Beyond it, a blackness looked back at me. It was probably wondering the same things I was wondering about it. Instead of watching, I listened. I heard the voices of my childhood friends as we played in the front yard. I had never missed my friends this much.
I awoke. Against my back was a wall, thickly covered in a dark colored moss that seemed to breathe in sync with my own breath. I looked ahead and saw a dimly lit and narrow tunnel. I trudged forward, feeling the same vile slime creep into the spaces between my toes. Within a few steps, I came to the conclusion that this was where nightmares were created.
At the opposite end of the tunnel I hit another wall. It felt different than the others. A familiar but disturbing texture – thickly woven, but never providing warmth. I sat in silence for a moment when two eyes opened in front of my own. I fell backwards, as the mouth of the beast made itself seen, letting forth a sinister shriek. I stood, turned, and began to flee. There was no need to look back, as the hideous face would be burned into my mind for the rest of time. As I ran, I could hear the creature’s four feet charging a path behind me.
I fell to my knees and instantly began to silently weep. I felt the beast’s breath pounding against my neck. I expected the pain of a thousand deaths if its teeth were to sink into my back. Instead I felt a wetness slide across my face. I turned and looked towards my captor, only to find a hulking puppy. What once was a beast became an adorable comrade. I smiled as my new companion both panted and wagged his tail.
I reached out and touched his face. He closed his eyes in comfort. I climbed atop his back. He began to move forward. His feet moved gracefully. I understood that he was here to protect me. Together, we began our journey back home.
E.S.C.: Dahlia Bisected
Zan-zan-zawa-veia: Moon Down
i, cactus: Ruby Cactus
little-scale: Peace on Earth 2
Art: “Mantarilla” by Helm
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