4: It All Becomes Clear
(C) Geoff May
I had no air; yet I could breath. All was black. I was blind, yet I could
see. There were no sounds, yet I could hear sounds. Nothing now made any
sense, and I began to believe this was all a dream. Where was I, and who
was I? I was here, yes, and I was me, but where was here? And who was I?
Every thought I could ever think passed through my
mind as I tried to sort through the sights and sounds of this strange
I couldn't ease the stress; I couldn't understand what it
meant. I couldn't feel my body, the sand, or anything around me. But I
knew where I was - trapped, under who knows how much sand.
It seemed like
hours, but I could not believe that, because nothing was real. Was there
someone behind this torment, or was it all in mind? 'Too many thoughts...
Can't take the pressure... Feelings are overwhelming me... Can't
I then felt a flow of a cool liquid in my mouth. I was
too distracted to realize what it was until I swallowed. I suddenly felt
refreshed, renewed with vigour and strength. My hopes rose yet again, but
fell just as fast when I remembered nothing was real. But my logic won out
over me. If this isn't real, then where could my strength be coming from?
If this was a dream, wouldn't I surely wake up if someone was making me drink?
I chose this time to believe - not because of hope, but because at the time,
my theory made sense (if any). Feeling returned to my body parts; I found I could
I pushed my arms down and my body moved up. I did this again and
my body shot up out of the hole. I was flying through the air; the ground
was getting smaller under me and I could see for miles around... nothing
but what was below me. Much to my surprise, I didn't start falling. I
just remained there, floating in the air.
Something took me over and I
started laughing hysterically. Nothing at all made sense, I was in a place
where anything could happen. It just all seems ridiculous to me now, but
I couldn't stop laughing. I felt great then, knowing nothing could hurt me.
After all that I had been through, I finally realized what I had to do to
end this hilarious torture...