Monday, September 30, 2013

Flight of the Strome

It was a rainy Friday evening and I was looking forward to the weekend to go fishing with my family. I had set up all the plans for Saturday, with my fishing gear, a tent, hiking stove and some quick serve packs in the back of my SUV.

It would be a long way on the main road and so I decided to take a shortcut through the forest. It was a comfy feeling in my Storme even though the roads were pretty bad. Suddenly there was a flash of light and the ground shook, before I could react, the car was falling into a huge pit that was pitch dark and made me feel like moving towards the center of the earth. Then suddenly there was a bright light and as I entered the light, I could see light zipping past me. I read a lot of sci-fi novels and realized that this must be in a wormhole and now I might enter unchartered territories.

Suddenly my heart was in my mouth like in a free fall. The last time I felt like this was when I went bungee jumping, but this was different as there were no ropes attached. I felt my entire world come before my eyes, it was an eerie feeling. Then I hit the ground, but my SUV saved me with its shock absorbers and the safety bags. I was in a state of shock and took sometime to come to my senses. I opened the door and walked outside it was cold and dark with a scary neon glow everywhere. I was scared and decided to get into the car and started looking around. It was a barren land with nothing in sight. As I drove further, I passed an old mansion which was built in the rocks. Entered the place thinking that someone might guide me to find a way out of this hellish place. I got out of the car and started moving towards the mansion, I could feel thousand of eyes looking at me, tracking my every move.

As I moved further, I saw an alien creature which was tall with a flat head and a tail that ended as an arrow. It had a chain in its webbed fingers and at the other end was a Big Black spider that was at least 4 feet tall. It's eyes shone and I realized that I was in trouble. I turned to run just when the creature whistled and from no where, there were thousands of spiders running towards me. I managed to unlock the SUV and jumped into it, shutting and locking the door frantically. My Storme was stormed by hundreds of spiders, no pun intended. I pulled the car behind and started racing, crushing hundreds of spiders under the wheels.

I was suprised that the spiders were still chasing my car, and then realized that I had reached the end of the path. There was a river ahead. I pushed the gas and jumped into the river, I could hear the wheels trying to get a grip on the rocks. Slowly and steadily I accelerated and reached the other side. I got out to see the spiders. As soon as I turned towards them they started moving behind , I thought that they must be disappointed with losing their meal, but I was mistaken. I felt a big blob of slime on my shoulder and when I looked up there was the biggest spider, I had ever seen, looking over me.

I plunged towards the SUV and as I was about to close the door the spider stuck one of its feet into the car.  I slammed the door and his foot got stuck in it. I said to my self what the hell!!! he has so many more legs and started driving off with part of his leg hanging from the door. The spider let out a scream in agony and I could hear hustling in front. If I thought this one was big then ones in front were giants. One of them poked one of their nails on the SUV and it nearly missed me. In this hustle, I accidently hit the blinkers and this had a blinding effect on the spiders. They were in agony, falling dead as I drove past them. As I was speeding, I saw the same light as I had seen before entering the wormhole. It was a couple of kilometers away but all of a sudden in the middle of the path I saw a gang of the flat headed creatures standing there with their lazer guns waiting for me. They started shooting at me and I felt like I was in a James Bond movie missing each fire and drifting from one side to the other. I could see them getting closer and closer and their lazer shots getting nearer and nearer.

In desperation I decided to go off with a bang and hit the horn as loud and long as possible and noticed that it had an effect on the flat heads, who seemed to bloat up and burst due to the sound. As I neared them I noticed one flat head blow a whistle before I crushed him under the wheels.

As I was about to reach my destination of the wormhole, I felt like I was suddenly lifted into the air and was tossed and turned into a spiders web. The car was being spun in a tight web. I noticed that my battery was dying down and wouldn't last for more than a couple of minutes. In a last surge of urgency I stepped on the gas and put on the headlights and pressed the horn all at once. The SUV broke the bounds of the web and as I fell, the hundreds of spiders below acted like a cushion and my SUV zoomed towards the wormhole. I jumped into the wormhole and could see the light zipping across. Then there was light at the other end and I was back. It was a a nightmare that I had come out through with flying colors.

Then suddenly there was a knock on the window and I awoke to my surprise of a carwash person who requested me to stop honking. I was now out of my dream world, with a car-wash bill in my hand.

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bushra M said...

That was a lovely dream :D All the best!

Here I Am Carrie said...

What an great imagination. I was so into the story then suddenly what that was only a dream story. Nicely done. Also thank you for a comment and visit to one of my blogs. Have a wonderful day.

Meghana Hassan said...

Congrats Rekha...