Frog-Utopia In Nightmare Form
I can’t believe this is happening to me.
Here I am, just minding my
own business, when I see… I see… this oval thing
glaring at me. I do not
know what it is, but it
watches me. I move over
to the side and it
follows my every move. This is
so creepy! How do I get away? What
is it? I can feel
it breathing. I move to the
side and extend my legs
then jump but I land in
a net! I am trapped! Now what
can I do? I
croak, trying to get help, but
nothing works. I feel
the land under
me shift as I am taken
from my home. The trees move
so quickly. I
feel my body trembling, trying to see
what is happening to
me. I have
water at least. We stop. I
am placed inside a clear
world. I explore the new area cautiously,
slowly swimming around the square
area, examining the plants, and little homes
available. Once I relax I
notice there is a little
platform for me to sit
on. I climb onto it. I
look around at my new surroundings.
I see a room, filled with
scientific equipment. Plant things are hanging everywhere.
Frog-Utopia In Nightmare Form (p2)
I see flat, round things, and a tube
like structure that is being used
by the thing that captured me. It is looking this
way again, one huge ball, with
bloodlines flowing through it, unblinking, just
staring at me. I let
out a croak and try
to get information. No answering croak.
It just continues to stare. The lights go
out and the thing leaves
the room. It has a board
in its hand that it
uses to write things down on
and then it stares at me again.
Once the room is quiet,
I begin to settle in. I
swim around, looking in
my home area,
watching the vision of another me
swimming around, like a double. Another
me, I think,
as I swim towards it, watching the
other me swim closer.
What is it?
I look and it looks back.
I move and it moves.
I stick out my tongue and it
does the same. I try
to lick it, but the thing tastes
like cold flies that have
died, yuck! I swim away
and rest in my little
pad when I see movement on
the outside. Blackness follows the thing.
My body trembles. My heartbeat increases.
I quickly swim to my new home.
Frog-Utopia In Nightmare Form P3
What is that? LOOK! It is a black,
round, pulsating, blob of mass that
was so fixated on me I jumped through the water
and landed under the swaying limb
of my lily pad. The peeper
continued to scrutinize my every
move. I could feel my
heart beat fluttering as the terror
spread through my tiny body. That eye was
as big as me! It
was unrelenting, pursuing me, watching. I
hid. The black thing swished
its tail, the moved on its
legs to get closer to me. It
continued to stare, watching,
waiting. I tried to figure out
what it was. I
heard a meow
echo through the room and decided
to stay where I was … safe,
out of its
reach, at least for now… The ground shook.
I woke up, confused,
disoriented. There were
footsteps followed by people talking about
the need to identify ribbits
and croaks from outdoor frogs. I woke
up from my nightmare just
in time to disappear into my lily
pad and contemplate those weird
things I saw in my
dream. What was that black
thing that watched me? I shuddered.
It was very creepy! I scrunched
down even further, relieved to be
safe. I hope I never meet one!
© 62013 Dalene Davies