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Friday, 27 July 2007

A DREAM OF A THOUSAND FISH.

……………………………. so tell me again about the dream.


……………as I was saying……………………. blackness. Not like …. sleep, …… more like I’m conscious with my eyes closed. But somehow I know that I’m asleep and I’m dreaming. And then before I can start to analyse the situation I see them.


…………….. I see is tiny points of light. Kind of like a field of stars only the dots of light are smaller and more uniform, no variation and over time………. they start to get bigger.

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………………………………………they move like shiny silvery fish ……….. deep black sea and as they get closer they start to look like fish too. Only they never get close enough for me to be sure. I can never make out any details or any source of illumination.


It’s happening every night. It’s starting to freak me out.


…. how many ‘fish’ are there …….. dream? Milli….., dozens?


A thousand.


Exactly one thousand?


Yep. Implant, remember.

Of course. ………………… what do you think it means?

I don’t……………………… that’s what I pay you for……………………………………

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Tom, do …….. remember why ………………..came to me?

`Cause I had too much money and you needed a new boat?

Besides that, what brought you to therapy?

The implant……………… brain……………………… emotions………………

Right……………………. let’s talk about that. How long has it been now?

Two years.

……..how……………….. feel about that? …………has affected your life in a positive way?


Def…………………. on the whole, I would say yes…………but……………….. moments when all I wanna do is find a sharp knife and jam it into my skull.

Why is that?

Well it’s kinda like having another person in your head. Once it’s activated I can’t stop the signals coming in. I can control the output. But the input has no filter. I am the filter. But then, that’s kinda what it was designed for.


……… you want… removed?

No. No. best thing……. ever………to me. My research. My………. problems. Everything is better. It’s just I have these moments, you know. I get overwhelmed. But those moments pass………… the dream, what do you think it means?

What do you think it means?

Haha. Nice one doc. Get your patients to do your work for you. I’m not letting you off that easy. I pay my bills, enlighten me, please.

……………. I think the dream represents your feelings of isolation. You are suspended in a black void, all by yourself, no warmth, no light, no love…………... The points of light, these ‘fish’ represent the rest of humanity. Together, moving in unison. Basking in each others warmth. And far far away from you………………….. Your distance from humanity is so great that you can’t even make them out clearly. They’re just points of light in the distance. ………………………………………………………………………

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But then again, it could just be a dream.

You think?

No actually, I don’t. The fact that you’ve had the same dream every night for the last two weeks means something. What exactly that meaning is, who knows.

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……………… six months doc. Every night. Tiny glowing fish……….. I think I’m ………… go insane………. scared………….. sleep. I’ve been taking every stimulant I know of in an effort to stay awake. You gotta help me. I gotta get this outta my head.

Are you talking about the dreams or the implant?

The dreams have to stop. I don’t care how.

……………………. tell me, is it the same dream every night? No variation?...........

………………………… formations change, slightly…….. same fish filled darkness. A few times I’ve noticed small coloured lights, kind of in the background. But essentially it’s the same dream.

When was… last time………. appeared? What colours? Describe them………………….

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…………………….. this week……. a small greenish………………….top right quadrant of my vision…………………………. Last week it was a larger green light. But the ‘fish’ are always the same.

You’ve kept track of them all then?

Of course. Every details been uploaded. I’ve gone through……… can’t make any sense of it. Sometimes no other lights. Sometimes several. Sometimes just one. But always the fish. Exactly one thousand.

Are you sure they’re fish?

No………………………. that’s what they remind me off… school of fish, moving together…………… collective intelligence. It would be beautiful if it didn’t terrify me so………..

Tell me about this terror.

…………………… hard to put my finger on……………… sort of nameless, shapeless fear. Objectively speaking there’s nothing about the dream that would terrify a person…………….. it petrifies me. Initially the beauty of it balanced out the fear but it’s always been there, from the first night…………………………………………………….

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The records you’ve kept, would you mind if I took a look at them? Maybe try an objective analysis.

Sure thing. I brought them with me. Here take a look.

Do you mind if I keep these?

Go ahead. I’ve got plenty of copies.

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What is it doc? Why’d you call me in?

………. been analysing these dreams of yours and I think figured out exactly what they mean………….

Really? Wow.

Wow indeed.

So tell me. Am I crazy?

Judging by the dreams? No. Although other evidence is still open to interpretation.

Haha. Okay…………………….. tell me about my dreams.

……………. the lights…………. the “fish” as you call them are alien spaceships………………an armada…………………………. the coloured lights in the background are various stellar phenomena that these ships have been passing on their way to this planet…………………..

Hahahahaha. Wow doc, you really are in a mood today……………. just your way of breaking the bad news……………….. Trying to liven up the moment before the death plunge?

No. I’m being quite serious. They’re coming.

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Yes….

…………….you deciphered………….. this from………………….. dots of colour in an otherwise……………… dream?

Ye……………………………..

And how, pray tell did you manage that?

………………… Tom it’s a kind of code…………… the armada…… been broadcasting to that implant in your head………………… sending updates of their…………. travels to this solar system.

And you cracked the code?

Yes.

And you………………. how?

…………..I had the key to the code Tom, that’s how…………….

Where……………… this key?

They gave…………. me.

They gave………………….Why would they………………………………

………………how else would I know they were coming?

You………………………………. expecting them....................you’re an alien then? ………………………… advanced scout?

Something like that……………… sending them intelligence for the last 50 years…………………… you have that implant in your head……………… because…….. needed a way to transmit…………… to me so………. make the appropriate preparations.

What kind of preparations?

……………………….. every global satellite system is crashing…………….. defence system will go down all over the world…………………… weapons and munitions………………………………………………. will be less than effective, to say the least………………….. no mercy……………………………………………………..

too late……………………

Why? …………………………….. purpose would it serve to travel light-years across space just to destroy one insignificant planet?

Insignificant? …………have no idea how lucky you are………………. A planet like this one is so ………………….. lucky we got here first……………. over……….. farewell…………………………………………………….

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…………. final transmission…………………. too late for us……………………… save you………………………….. my name is Tom……………………. vigilance……………………………………………………………………………………

goodbye………………………………………………………………………………………


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2 comments:

Tomby Stone said...

Duuuude, you just like, blew my mind.

Well written, I like the breaks in the signal thing, it took me until the very end to realise what that was. For most if it I thought it was just like when I spilled beer on my keyboard and for the following few weeks everything I wrote looked like, 'hellllllllllllo mmmmmmy nammmme iiiiiiis tooooooommmmmm'

John said...

wow, that was great. like tomby i didn't get the ... in the writing until the end. that was awesome