The nightmares are haunting, full of strangeness. They call me through them. Who or what, I don’t know, but they’re out there. Waiting.
And I need to go.
She’s nice and all, but she’s not them. There’s something more waiting elsewhere. Maybe it’s where I belong.
I climb out the window in the cold, dark of night, when the sun won’t burn me, and I find the car waiting. I pay with her card and direct the car to the countryside, out west, toward the calls.
There’s something inside my head, something different, something they know.
Maybe that’s home.
© 2021 Rebecca Glaessner
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