I had a dream that did not seem like a dream. It was really unreal.
I woke up one morning and sat up in my bed, but things just didn’t seem right. I
pushed my covers away and got up, walked to the bathroom as I usually do. I noticed
that the doorknob was harder to turn than usual. I thought no big deal and continued
into the bathroom. I turned on the water in the sink and washed my face and started
to brush my teeth and noticed that the toothbrush and toothpaste were flat. I
thought it must be another one of those strange mornings and continued getting ready
for the day. I tried to dress. I noticed that my jeans and shirts were flat like
clothes for a paper doll. There was only a front and a back. There were no sides. I
was trying to see how I would fit into that. I put on the clothes and I noticed that
they fit! I was now flat as a sheet of paper! I no longer had sides! I opened my
bedroom door and looked for my dog Bite. He was his usual shaggy-self waiting for me
in the hall next to the wall. When I went to him to pet his back, I noticed that he
had no sides either! Bite had only a front and a back with a flat tail! I ran to the
kitchen to find my mother who was also flat, cooking flat breakfast in the kitchen
while my flat father was reading the sports section of the newspaper. My family
acted like this was normal and nothing was wrong!
I quickly took Bite outside for a walk like I usually do before I leave for school.
It was a beautiful morning with the sun in the bright blue sky with white puffy
clouds. I walked Bite on his leash down the sidewalk and noticed that the houses
looked the same from the front, but there were no sides to the houses. You could see
the cars in the driveways, but only from the rear. There were no sides. The trees
were in the same places that they always were but they were flat. I hurried my walk
with Bite and returned home. I had a flat breakfast waiting for me. It was hard to
eat and I didn’t feel full. The hardest part about breakfast was drinking liquids.
They were in flat glasses and were hard to pour into your mouth. I grabbed my
backpack and ran to catch my bus. Everything weighed the same and things were still
hard to carry. I had a hard time seeing my bus because it was also flat. Everyone
acted like this was normal.
School looked the same except it was flat. There were no long halls anymore and it
didn’t seem crowded when you entered a classroom or hall. The gym seemed smaller and
unusual which make playing games very different, but no one seemed to notice.
Can you imagine playing flat basketball or flat volleyball? Everything else about
the day seemed normal: the computer, the English, and math assignments. It only
became odd when we went to science class. The science teacher discussed all of the
dimensions that are known to man so far. He acted like we had never experienced the
third dimension. School wasn’t out soon enough for me. I couldn’t wait to get home
and go to bed and wake up from this nightmare! I skipped dinner and didn’t do my
homework. For the first time since I was small, I was in a hurry to get to bed.Just
as I was falling asleep, the alarm went off and I woke up in my bed. It was six A.M.
A regular day in my regular world.
Everything was in 3D as usual. So was it all real or just a nightmare?