Refuge of Reality It had been quite a long night. Being that it was 2AM, everyone else was asleep leaving me all alone in this quiet old house, alone.
Often times it is the twilight of consciousness, the space between awake and asleep, where we find enlightenment. Refuge from reality. Our own world becoming more real than that which we "truly" inhabit.
My eyes closed tight, trying my hardest not to try anything. Trying my hardest to finally go to sleep. My mind kept running with thoughts, precognitions. Imagining the future, what college would be like, how hard it would be to leave home, whether or not i would even survive.
My eyes shot open. The entire earth grumbled, for precisely 0.392 seconds shaking everything in my room. The vibrations ceased just as soon as it began. "Earthquake?"
I had only felt earthquakes once before. So rare in this area.
I closed my eyes a
Error 24Darkness, the vacuum of space, no light, no stars. A place without the shackles of language or measurable time. Where all that was can only be remembered, all that will be cannot be known, and "now" only exists within ones self.
A Dark silhouette of a man floats there. He seems lifeless, but who could dare define life.
We can hear his thoughts, his memories. Remembering what he thinks was life, he dreams.
Dreams of his office job at an advertising firm. The job where he was obligated to sell faulty and dangerous products to the unsuspecting public.
He dreams of all the mistakes he's made. All the blessings he was thankful for. His family. His younger brother. All the mistakes his brother has made. How he tried to save his brother but couldn't save himself.
He remembers that his frustration and discontent led to his voluntary deployment from his steady office job.
Rarely understood, he was ostracized. Everyone always mentioned his accent but he couldn't hear it. His speech was average t