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Strange and true stories
These three stories are true. They happened to me while awake and in a dream. Halloween is approaching — read if you dare.
Feeling heavy like an elephant sinking into the couch and the cooling sheets that mother has carefully placed to allow the aching hot body to feel relief. Sinking deeper than my body allows so that sinews and consciousness are below everything else above. Upside is down and it is impossible to know if the belly touches the sheets — or is it the back? Perhaps the body is rotating around its polar axis while endlessly seeking a comfortable position? Perhaps the nerves have finally reached a dead end? Perhaps the body is truly floating? A heavy elephant with an 8-year-old girl’s brain floating in a fever dream.
While folding clothes in my childhood room I hear my mother’s voice from the hallway. “Minna!” I walk out to the living room to see her but she is not there. She is, in fact, not even home. Half an hour later her car pulls up on the yard. I’m relieved and curious!
The white-haired man is clad in a white full-length gown, pale and somber with his eyes open and face swollen and expressionless. He is floating, face-to-face, one meter above me and I cannot move or speak. This is dream paralysis.
What dreams and strange experiences do you remember forever? Share please.
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