Another World, Episode One

He tossed in bed to and fro as his body and mind were deep in the magical trance of sleep. Outside, the world around him was blanketed with the color of night. As he lay in bed in his one bedroom apartment all the concerns of his day melted away. Here and there, he muttered a word or two. He let out sounds of joy and contentment as a smile crossed his sleeping face. In his wonderful dream a light of golden beauty shone forth from the corridors of darkness. He felt so alive and happy. He had so much energy and exhilaration that he felt as if his entire being was on fire with creation magic. He began to make his way into the bright, golden light. He lifted his arm up to shield his eyes from the light’s glare. Suddenly, he emerged into the light and beheld a sight that was more beautiful then words could ever describe. Green grass went as far as the eye could see. Sparkling blue streams meandered throughout the lush scenery. His eyes tried to catch all of this spectacular glory as his brain tried to make sense of it all. High above him the sky was the most beautiful blue he had ever seen with billowing,white clouds. He looked around and saw gorgeous butterflies in every color fly around. Some of them were even the size of a large bird! He could also see wisps of gold here and there and everywhere. But he didn’t know what they were. He felt a tug on the bottom of his shirt and he looked down. He jolted a bit with sudden surprise because there before him stood a young lady in a golden gown. But she did not look like just another ordinary girl. A magical aura was around her and her face had rosy cheeks. Her hair was blond with lovely braids and she spoke with the softest of sounds. “Welcome to the Land of Dreams,” she proclaimed to him.  All people have their dreams and this one is yours,”she said. He looked amazed and surprised. “How can this be my dream? he asked. She replied,”Why not? You must dream! This place is real if you want it to be,”she exclaimed. He looked a little sad and said,”Yes I want this dream to be real! But in real life I am just a simple garbage man but I want so much more!” She stared at him with her light blue eyes and said,”Here Francis, you are a king!” He asked, “How do you know my name?” Her beautiful voice exclaimed,”I live in your thoughts and in your dreams that is why. My name is Beauty Light of Dream Land’s fairies because when I am overwhelmed with happiness my whole being lights up like the sun!” she said with a fairy laugh. Beauty Light then said to him,”Now before I take you by your hand and walk you towards Dream Castle over those green, grassy hills you must awaken but you will return again. We will see you again, Lightbearer.” Then, all of a sudden, he was back in the darkness not knowing what to do. He could hear a low pitched growl coming from behind what looked like the silhouette of a door. On either side of this door were purple flames illuminating it. The Growl said,”Open this door Francis and come into the Realm of Nightmares.” He said nothing and stumbled further into blackness then he woke up. His eyes could see the ceiling of his apartment. His alarm clock was going off as usual.

-I hope you enjoyed your first read into the mini part series of Another World. Stick around and find out what happens to our dear Francis the Lightbearer next time!








2 thoughts on “Another World, Episode One

  1. David,

    Interesting beginning to what I trust will be a fantasy narrative, When building a world form scratch, so to speak, consistency will get you almost as far as eloquence.

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