Monday, February 27, 2012

In The Long Dream: Chapter 1

The fear of being awake.

I opened my eyes to a blue sky and white clouds. The wind rustled the leaves bringing with it the smell of apple trees. The sun was rising to my left warming my skin. I could feel the soft grass under my hands. It was a perfect day, one of those days that are usually only seen in movies and video games.

Something wasn't right.  Sitting up, I looked around.  This wasn’t my room, where was I?  Grass was all around with a few trees here and there.  A river bubbled quietly to my left and a small cave in a hill to my right.  I stood up and turned around.  Behind me was much the same, a flat prairie ending in hills about a mile away.

Climbing the nearby hill, I looked around to see if I could find any sign of civilization.  There was nothing around, no sign of anything man made at all.  The only sign of anything alive was a group of sheep gathered on the other side of the hill.  I looked into the sky, there were no planes, no trails, nothing.  I didn’t even see any birds.

“Hello” I screamed.  “Can anybody hear me?”