posted on Dec, 23 2014 @ 09:34 AM
I might be dead.
I was driving, it was snowy. There was a gust of wind, and a broken guard. It's interesting how a force as weak as gravity can cause so much damage.
Nobody would save me, I was too far gone. I don't blame them, it's not their fault.
I open my eyes. I'm sitting in a void of pure white on what appears to be nondescript wooden chair. In front of me, a young looking woman sits behind
a small wooden desk. She regards me warmly.
Back? Had I gone somewhere?
"Yes, you were gone for 27 years."
It's then that I notice her wings. Pure white, delicate feathers. Wait, did she just read my-
"Yes, well, not really reading. I can hear you, though."
This is too much.
"Am I dead?"
"If you're here, I'd say that's a striking possibility."
"Is this Heaven?"
"Humans are such interesting creatures. So quizzical. Some people call it that. Others call it Purgatory, Nirvana. There's a race near
what you call Tau Ceti that calls this Connect. That's pretty close, actually."
"So what happens now?"
"Well, that's really up to you. You can stay here, I can show you around. Though, "around" isn't really the right word for it. Or you
can go back to Earth. Of course, you'll be reborn, but life is funny like that. You don't even have to go to Earth, I can send you elsewhere if you
like. Maybe somewhere with less conflict?"
"Are you God?"
She laughs, it's almost musical.
"Goodness no. Technically, I'm not even real. I'm... let's say I'm a chaperone. I'm also you. Kind of."
"What.. what is the meaning of all this? Why are we here?"
"Well, if you elect to stay here, I can explain it all to you. If you decide to go back, it wouldn't be of any use, you won't remember
any of this anyway."
"So I have to choose between knowing the answer and living?"
"Essentially, yes. Though you already know the answer. I've told you before, you just don't remember it."
"Oh, what's this? Hey, an old fashioned Christmas Miracle."
She smiles at me.
"Huh? what do you mean?"
"Don't worry, soon it will all become clear."
I feel a pull at my chest. It's painful. I look to the woman in front of me searching for answers.
"I don't understand...."
She leans forward, giggling, then shouts loudly at me.
She fades from view, and pain wracks at my body. I convulse in agony, my eyes shutting tightly. Everything fades to black.
When I regain consciousness, I see man in a white coat standing over me.
"Hey, welcome back to us. We almost lost you."
My throat is hoarse, and I can't speak. There's a tube sticking down my windpipe.
"Someone saw your accident and called it in. You're lucky to be alive. Your heart stopped more than once."