I was roaming the halls in a church building. My foot was injured, so I wore only one shoe and walked with a limp. I was talking to different people.
At the same time, I was at home and lying on the floor under the table. I was having a conversation with our pet cat, Deideis. She related an adventure that I was having, exploring a dark maze-like castle made of blue brick. Events were actually occurring as she described them.
Simultaneously, I was playing a computer game of the same adventure, but the focus was on the real one. Various monsters were walking around, and would attack me. when they did, I defeated them easily. Whenever I engaged in combat, the scene changed from reality to my being behind a desk playing the game on the computer. When I killed something, I'd go back to actually being there.
I was still at church, and late for a class that I was supposed to be teaching. I had originally been going straight toward it, but one of the kids had to go to the bathroom so I was showing him where it was. I also got interested in the cat's story, so I stayed on the living room floor instead of getting up and teaching my class. A friend of mine was there at the church and went into my class to let them know I'd be late. The cat was suddenly distracted by something and walked away, so I got up off the floor and limped outside. instead of being outside the house, I was outside the church.
Someone I knew was out there, and we talked for a minute, then I went back into the church and back into the living room. Deideis was back, so I laid back down on the floor and asked her to continue. I noticed just then that she spoke without opening her mouth, yet aloud. She began talking and her voice faded out as the scene took me back into the castle. There were several other people with me. I was getting impatient, since I was so late for my class, so I ran towards the nearest door. I opened it, and quietly stepped into a corridor. suddenly, a huge insect-like creature with pincers about 20 feet long grabbed me and shoved me into its mouth before I could react. I was then behind the computer screen again, pressing the arrow keys, trying to get out of its mouth, but it was futile, and I died. on the screen I watched as every few seconds the monster would shake my limp body in its mouth.
One of the people in my exploration group in the game warned me that I can't rush into a room, or that sort of thing will happen.
The image on the screen melted away and I started my next video game life. We encountered a solid wall and we somehow knew we had to get through it. There was a secret way to pass and we were trying to discover it. Someone noticed that characters were written on several of the bricks, and we pushed one of the bricks out of place to reveal the way through. When we solved the puzzle, all of the monsters in the castle disappeared. We split up and ran down various corridors. There were glass vials lying around, which had healed us before, but now gave us a large bonus score.
I left the castle and the game a little before everyone else, and went to my class. My friend was there, and told me that they were all ready to answer any questions I had for them. I looked at a clock on the wall, and saw that only ten minutes remained of class. The kids looked at me, puzzled.
I was in a school auditorium, and we were watching a movie of a school play. Some people in a row behind me were talking about how they were surprised they'd show this at school. In the play, a girl at a podium was saying something, then pulled a lever and a cheerleader who was tied up behind her was pulled up very quickly into the rafters. There was a thud and I knew that she was dead.
Back in class, we were talking about the movie as the teacher walked in. She checked my homework right away. it was a workbook, and I had simply filled in random answers in the blanks. The teacher was very angry at this. a classmate named Fred didn't understand the work, and she was also angry at him.
In another scene, my dad was driving our family along a busy street. My sister saw something she liked along the side of the road and argued about it for a few seconds until dad said OK, you can get out and pick it up. Just when she reached the median, the light turned green and we began moving. She ran to catch up but couldn't, and we kept going. My dad couldn't find a place to pull over, and we kept going faster. Soon she was out of sight behind us. an arrow painted on the street pointing to a driveway had stenciled on it the words, "last chance," as in last chance to pull over, but we passed it up.
She was very far behind us now. finally, dad decided to u-turn and go against oncoming traffic to pull off the road at the "last chance." we pulled over and got out of the car. While we all stood there waiting for her to catch up, my dad said something like, "this helps us realize how much we care about each family member." I walked toward my sister and the others followed me.
We reached a strange place, sort of like a large school. there were cylindrical stone pillars all over, and very large stone buildings. There seemed to be a party going on. my brothers played with some very large ants (about a foot long and almost as tall) on a dirt ramp. My sister and I walked into a large building set up like a cathedral. The room was dark except for a yellow glow, and the ceiling was very high. there were rows of pews slanting up in various directions. there were people all over. She seemed to know a group of people there, and went over to talk to them. Everyone looked pretty mean, except a guy in the back, whom I recognized as "Fred" from class. He was listening to a big bulky cellular phone. it was quite loud, and I could hear what he was listening to: A conversation from the far side of a large room I had seen on the way in. It seemed the people were dealing in some kind of illegal merchandise, possibly drugs.
I somehow started talking to Fred, and he let me examine his phone. Someone I recognized from class walked up to us and started to say something. the whole crowd seemed to be gaining interest in something happening outside. Everyone moved toward an adjoining patio area, but I could not see past the crowd. The guy who had recently joined us, who I could sense didn't like me at all, explained that they had "found a Christian," and grinned. As he talked, he circled me, trying to find an excuse to fight with me.
I saw a guy come up over a hill quoting something from the Bible, and the crowd around him was planning to kill him. The scene ended with that.
I was a few blocks away from the school, and happened to see a friend's house. I had a few bags of candy with me that I didn't like which I had found at the party in the cathedral, and decided to give them to her instead of throwing them away. When she came to the door, I could see lots of people inside. she seemed to be having a party. I gave her the candy and left, as others inside were telling her to hurry up and come back inside.
Back in the cathedral, I was still playing with Fred's phone. Suddenly, Fred's parents were a few pews ahead of us. They turned around and started talking very nicely to Fred, asking why he wasn't off talking in one of the groups. A guy distracted them by saying he liked someone with the same name as me. it took me a few seconds to realize that he didn't mean me. The parents seemed very pleased with his announcement. All the while I was trying to keep the phone silent, so they wouldn't see that I had it.
Fred's parents turned back to him and asked him where the phone was. He knew I had it, but said he had lost it. they instantly became furious, and took him immediately home. He told them he had lost it partly so they wouldn't know that he let someone else see it, and partly because he feared what would happen to me if they caught me with it.
Fred's house stood alone on a hill of green grass. it was huge and luxurious, made of white stone. Fred had to go to a room in a round tower. His parents were apparently going to make him stay there for a long time. Before they locked him in, they said, with their eyes blazing, "now if anyone comes here, you're going to tell them that you wish you could go to school."
They left him, and his father stormed outside. Fred's little sister was playing outside with a Barbie doll and eating a cupcake. Her father grabbed her arm roughly and screamed, "You can't play on the Sabbath!" He took her doll and her cupcake, tore off the doll's head and legs, and smashed the cupcake onto it.
Just then, there was some kind of flash. The father slowly turned his head around and saw that the entire house was in flames. Everything was in slow motion, and the sky seemed to have become dark pink. The father ran up the huge stone stairway leading to the front door. As he grabbed the handrail to pull himself up faster, it looked as if his arm was stretching. I thought I heard it make a strange sound. Then his arms really began to extend up the handrail, still in slow motion. His face grew larger and turned blue, and his eyes disappeared as he yelled "no!" Skeletal wings burst out of his back.
Seven other monsters that resembled his new form descended from the sky around him, and a narrator began talking about the seven monsters, then said that it "may be 1007, each consisting of four parts."
It was night, and we had just arrived home from a family vacation, and we noticed that a few small insects or something were in the car. We threw them out onto the driveway, then entered the house.
In a flashback, we were at a large grocery store and everyone else was buying candy. I bought some bulk onion rings, a paper lunch bag full, since I didn't like candy.
Back at home, some of our family was watching a movie. We heard some banging around outside. Rowdy, our dog, wasn't barking, so I assumed it was him. Glancing out the window, we saw a shadow rush by that was much too large to be Rowdy.
We continued staring out the window to see if it would come into the flood light in the carport. it did. it was a huge gargoyle-like creature with spikes and everything. It looked toward us and then jumped out of the light. I suddenly wondered why Rowdy hadn't barked at it, Then I saw him walk slowly into the light. He looked all right but he wasn't using one of his hind legs.
My dad grabbed a rifle from somewhere in the back of the house (we don't actually have one), and we decided I should use it, since I was supposedly a pretty good shot, even if I had only fired a gun a few times. My dad and stepped outside by the cars. I motioned to Rowdy, and he frantically raced into the house. Closing the door, we advanced around one of the cars. My night vision was terrible with the house lights behind me. Suddenly, a monster lunged in front of us. for some reason, I wasn't scared at all. I calmly raised the gun and shot it three times in the chest. It backed into the darkness. We knew there were others as well.
At a neighbor's house, we were discussing our situation with a large family that we evidently knew quite well. I walked in to a room where several kids were watching cartoons, and gave them my onion rings. one small girl, whom I knew couldn't talk or hear, followed me out of the room.
Later, I was with a man I knew from church in a pickup truck. we were taking the small girl to some sort of hospital. The truck was one that the driver had borrowed from a friend. he was having trouble controlling the truck. Several time we almost crashed into other cars, and when we got to the hospital parking lot, we discovered that the truck had no brakes. I was in the passenger seat, and pulled the emergency brake. it did nothing so I pulled it again, This time straight vertical. he told me I was doing it wrong, and I said "No, look, it shouldn't have to be pulled nearly this far."
We simply circled until we lost our momentum. as we did, I looked through the glove box for something to use in our upcoming fight with the monsters. A gun was right in front, but the owner of the truck was a very dangerous person, so I didn't want to touch it. I was afraid he'd kill someone with it later and my fingerprints would be on it. The glove box extended very far back, and I found a strange device in the back that looked like a Styrofoam cup. When the truck finally stopped and we were walking toward the hospital, I tried talking into the cup, for some reason thinking this would do something. I said hello to to the girl, and to my surprise, she heard me. She turned around and smiled.
Once inside, we walked past many patients until we met with a doctor who told us something, then we left again.
Back at the other family's house, I was eating dinner. since I went to the hopital, everyone else had already eaten. a girl was saying something about me, and someone else was arguing against it. I tried to ignore them.
After I ate, we all went to a water park. It was now daylight outside. I brought along a book (The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams) because I thought the park might be boring. When we got there, it seemed the only ride was a fake river that flowed slowly in a circle. People rode tubes around. I decided to try this, bringing my book along with me. The girl who had been arguing about me tried it as well. I just read my book as we circled.
Suddenly, the water picked up. It began circling very quickly. everyone was quite surprised. It accelerated until it was at a 45 degree angle with the wall, and we tore again and again around the loop. My book got wet but I didn't care because it was so fun.
The water eventually slowed, and we got out. I couldn't find my shirt among all the clothes on a table on the shore. I finally found it on the ground, and put it back on, though it was dirty. the girl and I walked over to a bench and sat, waiting for everyone else, I guess. We talked about something. my book was soaked, and I couldn't even open it until it dried.
Back at the neighbor family's house, I was choosing weapons to go back up against the beast outside. it was night again. all I could find were kitchen knives. I took a long sharp one in one hand and a serrated one in the other. I went back home, hoping the monsters had left by now, but I saw one behind one of the cars. Holding my knives up defensively, I advanced on it.
It lunged at me, and I plunged the big knife into its throat. Its claws thrashed around me, but missed. I followed up with the serrated knife, sawing it into the monster's midsection, killing it.
I was in an English class on the top floor of a small two story wooden building on a hill. we were planning to play a large role-playing game.
A friend and I left and went to a college bookstore to see what role=playing game books they had. We found a display of really expensive things which we liked a lot. We were looking at various objects when two girls from class walked over to the display. Apparently, they knew my friend. we talked to them for a minute, then went somewhere to play video games.
Later, the game was starting. all the players (the english class, I guess) were spread all over a large area, and were supposed to kill each other.
Two girls were hypnotized into thinking they hadn't been born yet. they crawled through a narrow hedge tunnel, smashing eggs. I was following, and they were trying to show me something. An evil voice was trying to get them to go through a hole in a chainlink fence. They pictured themselves as small pink worms and tried to go through the fence, but they instead knocked it over. I crawled out of the hedges over through the fallen fence and onto a tennis court. A black man was stirring a huge cauldron full of something. He looked at me.
A guy with very messy hair walked toward me from across the court. I noticed a knife, a dart, and a syringe on the ground nearby. I didn't want to pick them up, because I knew if I used weapons, the messy-haired guy would, too. I kicked them into the bushes. He smiled, his eyes glowing, and the weapons appeared in his hands. I tried to convince him not to throw them at me, but he only laughed. He threw the knife and missed me as I ran away, dodging. He also missed with the syringe. he threw the dart and hit me in the arm as I jumped back over the fallen fence. several evil presences followed me as I ran along the top of a network of stone walls separating yards in a neighborhood. I found a huge, heavy brick and threw it at one of them, but they changed it in midflight into a soft substance, and it bounced harmlessly away.
I ran into a building, into a narrow dark blue room. I saw a door that opened in two sections, divided horizontally. a girl in the room wanted to leave. another girl was missing. I opened the top half of the door, and saw that it led to a small closet lined with red brick. I turned around, and realized there was something in the closet. I glanced down over the top of the lower door, and saw a very ugly evil man crouched in the lower half of the closet. his eyes protruded from his face as he rose. I jumped over the door onto him and stomped his face back down, but he was cheating, and wouldn't die.
The evil presences who had been chasing me burst into another door of the room. One was a very tall man with a large hairstyle. I ran through a doorway, and found the man with the cauldron. I ran to the far wall, pressing myself against it, and said, "I give up. everyone's cheating but I'm not able to. what are you guys going to do with me if you catch me?"
Just then, a friend of mine from high school walked in. "you don't want to play any more? ok. what did you lose?" He noticed the wound on my arm from the dart, and with a straight pin, re-attached some skin I'd lost.