Chapter Sixteen – “Departure” — Part Thirty-Seven of Forty-One
To be continued…
Original writing & photography by J. E. Lattimer
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“What happens next?” Charlotte said.
The two of them had turned around in their seats to gaze in wonder at the mysterious shell that had appeared on the backseat.
“Tell me more about the dream you had.” Jack whispered.
“It was very odd, surreal… More than most dreams, at least. I remember seeing two versions of you sitting side by side. I was trying to walk toward where both of you were sitting, but only remained in the same place. I relived the scene of fainting just inside of the front door once again…”
“The next thing I remember was walking through pure darkness and being drawn toward a glowing shell- That shell!” She paused to point at it.
“It is exactly the same?”
“I heard a voice speaking inside of the shell so I picked it up and placed it to my ear. It told me things that I am not supposed to repeat… And then it guided me into a beautiful tunnel of light. Guided me back to consciousness and a new life.”
Jack reached back between the two front seats and stretched his arm out toward the shell. He could feel raw energy pouring out from within it. He wrapped his hand around it and realized that all of the hairs on his arm were standing on end.
“Look, my whole arm is trembling!” He said to Charlotte as he maneuvered the shell back between the two seats.
“Did you hear that?” Charlotte said. “It is speaking to you.”