The DS Tangent Part 2

Updated on July 31, 2019
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Anthony is an IT Systems Specialist for a government agency. He is also a fitness enthusiast, sci-fi nerd, and hobby collector.

The Itch

Then I felt an itch. Like a literal itch. My eye itched, I was suddenly aware of my eye itching horribly. So I tried to rub it, but I couldn’t feel my hands or arms. I tried to squeeze my eyelid shut as hard as possible to relieve the itch. I was going crazy, I felt like this itch was the definition of Hell and I was heading there.

Then it donned on me. “Open your eye stupid!” I said to myself. I opened my eye and saw the surface of the moon Metis, I could see the rubble from the accident, and I could see my parents! I called out to them, but they didn’t turn to me. I ran right up to them and they didn’t even see me. I wasn’t there. I tried to open my other eye, but I couldn’t.

Am I in-between dimensions?
Am I stuck in some kind of time loop?
Am I actually dead?

I sat on the ground for what felt like hours, just running through every scenario in my head. Then I remembered something I had read. “Time is
neither present nor past; time is the perceived reality in which we choose to exist in.” My father wrote that. So if I am seeing black empty space through my left eye, and I see the moon’s surface in my right eye, how can I exist in one plane?

Close one of your eyes


The Slip

If time is my perception of existence, removing one tool of sight should allow for me to exist! I closed the dark eye. At first nothing happened. Then suddenly I could hear the gravity fields of time welling through my left ear. (If you want to experience this for yourself, put on a pair of noise cancelling ear buds and close one of your eyes. In a quiet room, you will hear it.)

Slowly I felt my body changing. The gravity pressure grew stronger; the sound grew louder. I felt goose bumps and all the hairs on my body stand up at the same time. I got really cold then really hot. I felt as though I had a fever. The pressure and sound became overwhelming. I felt as though I would implode at any moment. Then my ears popped and my eyes began to water. I felt my feet on the ground; I could smell the artificial Oxygen. I breathed in deep.

I am here.
I am home.

I could see them in the distance. I could barely catch my breath. I wanted to just sit there and soak up the moment, but I had to act quickly. I sprinted to my parents, covering my left eye still. “Mom! Dad!” I called out to them. They turned around and saw me, they reached out for me. I reached out to hug them.

Then it all went dark. I was in the darkness again; I could feel both of my hands. I removed my hand from my left eye reaching out for them. I was so stupid. Maybe I could get back? "Just open your eye!" I screamed at myself. My eye wouldn’t open, there was no itch, and I was stuck. Again.

The Sphere

I wandered in the darkness, for what felt like days. There was no sign of light, shapes, or colors of any kind. Literally felt like walking around with my eyes closed without a single sound. No breathe no footsteps, and no sign of anyone else.

Suddenly I felt a pull. I was moving, fast. My right eye sprung open and there were unreal colors all around me. There was a ball of color and light, almost like a bubble, in the distance. I was hurdling towards it rapidly. I entered the sphere in a brilliant flash. I could feel my body tugging and being manipulated by gravity.
My entire left side felt as though it was being pulled through a cheese grater. I fought it for as long as I could, then I just let go. I moved through the liquid like disturbance in an instant and hit something, hard.

The Attic

“What was that?” “Did you hear that?!” A voice said.
“Yeah, I think it came from the garage.” Another voice said.
“I’ll go check it out” said the first voice.

I heard people or at least what I hoped were people. I felt around for something, anything tangible to help them hear me more. I slid my hands across what felt like a floor. I reached for something to grab and felt something like a lever. I pulled on it as hard as I could. That’s when I fell out of their attic entry, and onto the hard floor.

I landed square on my back in the middle of their garage. Somehow I managed to keep my hand over my left eye this time. I looked up to match a face to a voice.

It's you.

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