Talking to a Sea-Monkey (5 ratings)
by Doug Yurchey
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I walked into class with the strangest feeling. Something was not right with
I can only describe this sensation as a tingling all over
It was as if I was being pulled away; and, at any moment, I could
dissolve into nothingness.
It was very strange.
I sat down in my
seat and did the usual routine of secretly desiring Debbie,
the pre-class antics of Mike and hiding the fact that I was chewing
Mr. Lennox did not allow gum in his Philosophy classroom. Debbie
Mike pissed me off. I looked forward to this little session
because it was my turn to tell everyone about my most recent dream.
I settled in, my thoughts were: How could I publicly speak with this
overwhelming feeling of doom? I got rid of the gum.
"David?," Mr. Lennox
asked. "Are you all right?"
My college mates turned toward me as I tried to
create a normal face.
"Huh? Oh, yes. Sure."
"We ended last time with you
about to describe your last dream."
I cleared my throat. The sensation that
I was fading fast was getting stronger.
What the hell was it? Why do I
suddenly feel different? I fought the urge and started to speak. "Well, I
forgot most of it."
Mr. Lennox assured me with: "Do the best you can. Make
it short and sweet."
"It was about God." That got everyone"s attention. "I
dreamt that God was an old man who worked in a lab and punched in and out
Mike jumped in and sang: "What if God was one of us? Just
The teacher frowned, the class laughed, then I continued. "OK. God
wipped up the whole universe in a test tube." I heard a few girls react. "Yeah,
that"s when.ah...that"s when.he turned off the lights in the lab and went home
for the night. Like.like...he.he didn"t even care..like..."
intense hit me full force. The tingling took me away. I was gone! I could just
imagine their faces seeing me disappear.
For a second, there was blackness. Was this death? Am I dead now? There must
be more to death than this. Then, it was as if someone turned bright lights
I opened my eyes. I was laying on a table in a room that had some kind of
bizarre lighting. I sat up and saw two small, young creatures close to the
table. I could tell that one was female and one was male. They were blue with
larger than normal heads and no mouths. They were beautiful. Their large eyes
contained a look of pure surprise.Next Page
YOU DID IT, SHILL. INCREDIBLE.
alien, blue girl pointed to a button on a hand-held device with one of her four
fingers. I heard an electric spark as I seemed to decompress or normalize with
this new environment.
YES. IT WORKED. THIS IS A FIRST.
The little girl
appeared to be smiling; which was hard to tell with her having no mouth.
said: "What"s going on? Hey, you"re speaking without moving.your...your.you
know." Of course, no mouth creatures would be psychic. I could hear them as
clear as a bell.
I looked around and saw the interior of a bright, sleek,
white, superstructure. There were corridors with unknown equipment, windows
into other fantastic rooms, but no life forms other than these two
The girl thought to me and I heard: ARE YOU ALL RIGHT?
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