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Another World

written by: ouest4th

I was once walking down the sidewalk in a large deserted city. Even the wind was silent. It was daytime, but the sun was not very bright. I continued la, and saw nothing behind me besides the continuing sidewalk. Confused, i continued to walk. About a block later, I heard the noise again. It was the sound of a bell. I turned around, and there was an old man holding a bell. In his other hand, he held a knife.

"You must give this bell and this knife to my wife."

At this point, I assumed that this was jujst a crazy old man or a man who was just confused.

"I'm sorry. You must have me confused with someone else."

"No," he said, "You are the only one who will ever see her."

"I still don't know what you're talking about," I said.

"You will. You must listen to me!"

"I need to get back to the subway station. I found that I was in the wrong plce, and now I need to go back."

"No," the man said, "You are in the right place. You're only in the wrong world."

I began to run. The old man began to try to keep up with me, but wasn't able to. I continued to run, turned to the next street, and stopped. Where was the subway station? All i could see was a large, dark graveyard.

I began to walk around in the graveyard, trying to see if the subway station was on the other side of it. When I was about halfway through, I heard a screech. I turned to my right, and I saw an old woman.

"Did you bring me the bell and the knife?" She said.

"Of course you didn't. But you must. Our lives depend on it."

Just then, I woke up. I had fallen sleep at an airport, after a long, tiring flight. After I got all my baggage, I left the irport, rented car, and drove into the city.

I soon realized that it was the same city as the one in my dream, except there were people everywhere. Soon, I heard sirens, and there was a police car behind me. I wondered what I could have done, and pulled over. I tried to stay calm, but I was still kind of freaked out about the city. The police officer came to my window. As he turned, I saw that he had red eyes. I rolled down my window.

"Good afternoon," he said, and with that, he pulled his gun, and shot me.

I found myself in the deserted city again, with the same man. "Now will you give them to her?"

"Yes," I said. I tok the items, and ran to the graveyard. After I gave them to the woman, she said, "Now it can begin."

With that, she took the knife, and stabbed me. She then began to ring the bell. Atthe sound of the bell, I opened my eyes and found myself in my bed at home. "What a strange dream," I thought.

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