Strange things become clear.

 Laying in bed I had only been able to catch a few winks between thumps and yells from the busy neighborhood I lived in. Echoing screams of a Harley Davidson across the street as Jesse Hughes fine tunes yet another bike. Jesse bought the vacant lot next to his house and opened a Harley shop. Most days he would have two for three bikes in his shop, for some reason, today he has eight.

 Directly across the street from my home sits a small carpet outlet. A preacher(don’t recall his name) bought this shop a few years back and manages to keep his doors open with the scarce traffic on this “out of the way” road.  Looking back I don’t recall having seen many customers pull onto his lot in the 4 years I spent in that house, although I can clearly recall his congregations on Sundays meeting at the carpet store for Sunday service. I thought it odd that they would hold church services in a carpet store, but looking back, I guess you have to make the best of what you have.On this day in particular he had around thirty people sitting in a half circle, row in front of row watching as the preacher gave his sermons.

 I rolled over and tucked my head beneath my pillow. I could likely have fallen asleep listening to the sermon and the “amens” if not been for the revving of the Harley. Fifteen minutes pass…..twenty minutes…..forty five minutes…   I leaned over the edge of the bed and plugged the old box fan in that sets in the corner next to my bed. Not sitting near the bed because of a lack of air-flow in my bedroom, but for drowning the outside noise from my head. The fan clicks on and the heavy humming of the near beat-to-death box fan begins filling the room and my ears with just the distraction I need. I found myself falling to sleep.

  When I woke all things were changed. The sounds around me seem to be frozen, I could still hear all the same sounds I heard before I fell asleep, but now they seem to be suspended in time. The air felt much denser. As I pulled myself out of bed, my body almost seemed to push the air as it moved. Something was not right here, something had happened while I slept! Something deep inside me earged me to go outside. This would change my life forever…

Liked it
Leave a Comment
comments powered by Disqus

Hi there!

Hello! Welcome to Authspot, the spot for creative writing.
Read some stories and poems, and be sure to subscribe to our feed!

Find the Spot