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Nothing Quite Like It - Ch. 9
Chapter Nine: Sharing the Dream
No matter how many times Ariadne searched through the contents of her desk drawer, her totem did not turn up. Letting out a deep sigh of frustration, she pushed the drawer shut, held on to her towel again as she stood up, placing her other hand on her forehead to equalize the pressure building inside. Alright, Ariadne, think, she instructed herself, breathing slowly. I had it on me all the time. If it's not in here,...
With that she whirled around and made for the bathroom. Scattered about the floor were the clothes she had worn that day. She grabbed her pants and reached into the pockets, soon feeling something cold and solid inside. Breathing a sigh of relief, Ariadne produced the small chess piece from one of the pockets and set it up right there on the tiled floor of her bathroom. She hesitated for a moment, then tipped it with her finger. At that, she gasped, picked up the totem, set it up once more and double-checked. Shaking h
a dangerous hallucinationThe light coming through the window was bright,
much too bright.
Even though my eyes were closed
I could see it-
The skin of my arms prickled,
sweat dripped from my brow.
It was two in the afternoon but…
the sun was setting
through the window facing east.
I should have seen the hutch,
shelves lined with bone china
decorated with delicate leaves and vines.
I was so thirsty
and reaching for cups that should have been there.
Instead I found a billboard of butterflies,
the colors raging
more than any rainbow
I'd ever seen.
Their wings fluttered and flashed
yet somehow they moved in slow motion.
I wanted to stand,
wanted to reach out and touch them but…
I couldn't move,
and yet I laughed
ignoring my dry mouth
and the tingling in my feet.
There was a tempest
on the rise
and in my blood.
A sugar rush disguised
as a riot of butterflies
and they were swarming me.
There was a small vial
of insulin in my pocket
that I nev
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