#87 “It was terrifying.”

Illustration by Scott Donaldson

Editor’s note: Though I am schooling to become a teacher, this is not my dream. I give you my word.

I was teaching at a middle school in the inner city and was getting ready for the first day, having no training or lesson plan. At first I thought I was on my own but then there was a teacher there and I was just helping him out. We went around and introduced ourselves and I tried to connect with the kids and tell them what I remembered about being in 6th grade. Some of the kids were total punks and I yelled at one of them for lighting a cigarette and he threw it at me. I flipped out and reemed him out by saying that I was trying to “save his ass” and wasn’t going to get him into trouble but since he threw a lit cigarette at me I was going to take him to the office. All of a sudden he turned into this creature– I think it was something like a bear, and was trying to kill me. I ran around the school trying to hide but this bear creature and all the other punk kids were after me. I got an idea to try to drown the bear in the pool so I ran into the girls locker room to get there and was almost caught by the kids. I jumped in the deep end which was like 15ft. deep and waited for him to come in after me. There were two guys that I knew at the bottom of the pool that had oxygen tanks for me and I was trying to get to them, but was wondering why I didn’t see the bear following me. All of a sudden I looked up and he was right there and starting attacking me in the water, this is where things get hazy…. I don’t remember if I got away or not so this may have been the point where I woke up. It was terrifying.

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#77: “…I knew exactly what was going to happen…”

I found myself near the ocean shore in a very crowded city. The buildings went right up to the water, and moving away from the water, everything rose very steeply. The roads slanted upwards, and there were even escalators in place of regular sidewalks so that people could go up and down more quickly. At the water, a wave of lava began rising and people started panicking. Everyone tried to ascend the escalators to get out of its reach. I, luckily, managed to escape.

Then, later on in the day, I returned to my place earlier that morning. It was the same day, and nobody had any recollection of it except for me. Like Bill Murray in Groundhog Day, I knew exactly what was going to happen, and was able to grab my friends, warn them of the impending lava, and escape with them to safety.

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