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Dec 3

Bodysnatchers

It was in that room that I was taken back. I don’t know if it was the red and yellow lighting against the darkness, or the eerie glow from the television. It was the 90’s. I was 11. I was with my bestfriends in the basement, and it didn’t matter that they were all guys. A strange feeling came over me.. like impending doom. Though, for some reason it didn’t matter either. They happily played video games as I observed.

Cut to the stairs. I guess we weren’t in a basement after all. I tried to work up the courage to get down them. Legs shaking. “I can’t.. I just can’t do it,” I proclaimed. Two hands appeared around my waist, “Come on.” One hand on the railing, one on the wall I managed to wobble my way down. Paint chips in my nails from the wall, I flicked them out. I wasn’t the only one. “Dude.. I couldn’t get down. Got paint in my nails.” We were amused.

All five of us in the car. Me in the back, squished in the middle. Flailing back and forth between the two guys. The driver swerving. On the main road, tailing cars, more swerving. A voice from the front, “Chh. This is your pilot speaking. Chh. Get ready for some turbulence.” Something to that effect. Tires squeeling, trying to make the light. I look down, no seatbelt. More radio voices back and forth. Suddenly I was in Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas. This was bat country. “Dude.. you just need to pull over. Right now. Just do it.”

I’m tripping hard.

He cooperates. “It’s okay.. I’ll just drive slower.” “No, you don’t understand.” I get out. I’m crying, I can feel the wetness on my cheeks. I can’t stop it. It just feels like rain. Five minutes go by, they’re trying to comfort me. “We’re going to be late.” I tell them to let me sit in front. With the music blasting and the windows down I feel much better. I pass out. Suddenly I’m in a theatre, we’re sitting up front. I don’t remember getting there. It feels like we’re in a studio and all the people in the background sound like a laugh track. The movie was inexplicably funny, if only I could remember why.

Back to the basement, I’m flying. I lie back and stare at the ceiling. I’m out once again.

Dec 3

Ghosts N’ Stuff

I was taken back to the neighborhood where I grew up. A few of my current friends and I were down the street sitting in lawn chairs doing our homework right next to a large field which also contained a church. (This must be my brain’s way of saying I need to stop procrastinating and get my school things done today)

Across the field I saw a guy I remembered from middle school. No one that I particularly liked. However, we started making out and then set off down the street. We probably only walked for about a minute before it became dark outside. Suddenly the clouds started swirling and lighting struck and out of nowhere came 4-5 people in dark clothing, maybe even robes. There was a woman who looked a lot like Bellatrix Lestrange and she must have had some kind of wand. I can’t remember what was said but I know that it wasn’t friendly. The woman performed some kind of spell and turned the guy I was with into some sort of fat, black midget. Or possibly even a baby. 

All I knew was that I would have to carry him and as we turned around to run in the opposite direction I realized that we weren’t alone. The entire sidewalk along the field (a block long) was lined up with some kind of ghosts with long noses. They were wearing all black and seemed to be chanting and staring towards the field. Their look very much resembled that of the plague doctors in the 1300’s. When I turned to look there were a bunch of coffins in the middle of the field and hearses lined up on the other side. The dark clouds in the sky were still swirling and all around the ghosts and coming down from the sky was some kind of wispy, translucent white mist of some kind.

We were unharmed as we found our way back to my mother’s house. Right before we reached the home the sun suddenly started coming up and it was morning. As we reached the front yard my mother appeared and explained she was making breakfast for us. Then I woke up.