posted on Mar, 8 2006 @ 02:56 AM
so yeah, i apologise but the bacon called..gotta get more money for noodles, and bubbly beverages...
I didnt want to get into the juice of the memory before i could fully explain, and i've been a big fan of ATS for a few months now, adding meager
responses to posts here and there, but i've noticed that while its great fun, it's also kinda strict and judgmental. didnt want to seem like i was
writing some fictional "cliffhanger" or something....
So i'm in this tree...lol. I must add a little note on this tree because it was fantastic! it had the perfect little seat about half way up and an
abandoned birds nest where i would put things. i remember picking up a little yellow truck that i had left there a year earlier and noticing half of
it was brown with rust, and had a really weird metalic stink to it that i couldnt get off my hands. it was probably because i still had a weak stomach
but i suddenly felt really ill and couldnt seem to get away from the smell. I started coughing and threw up a bit and watched as it all fell below me.
i remember grabbing a part of the tree and the whole thing shook a little while i threw up. thats when i heard a large noise and for the first time
looked over at the area where the trap was. i had my forearm over my mouth and i still remember the hair sticking up and my feet felt frozen. honestly
my first thought was that my uncle had caught me. he was a bit of a drunk and unpredictable. he also wore a huge fur coat in the winter and i was much
to young to eliminate the fact he would'nt wear it in the summer. From that vantage all i could see was what looked like a large hairy human messing
around in the trap area, and what i gathered from my ears was that whatever was in the trap was in pain. expecting a gunshot or a scream from my uncle
to "get out of that tree boy" i wiped off my mouth and hurried down.
now, there are two things that come to mind at the point where i jumped from the bottom branch to the ground, and walked forward. train wheels and
rotten fish. I say train wheels because it sounded like train wheels grinding, but i guess more through human vocals? if that makes sense? and i say
fish because i remember a real rotten smell, like when you'd find a salmon on the shore that had been dead along time in the sun. that, mixed with a
real stinging musty smell like when a dirty dog has dried after swimming in the ocean. as i walked further it choked me, and running off to the side,
i got sick again. this is when i remember being really scared, because in a mixture of guilt and fear and helpless nausea i started yelling my uncles
name over and over. instead of hearing a response i got the complete opposite. everything went absolutely dead. when i say absolutely dead i mean, i
froze for a minute and heard a huge rustling only to look down and see an ant moving a leaf around. at this point i'm thinking, all those stories
about bears and bad stuff in the woods are gonna come true (and i'm gonna get eaten way before they have a chance to spank me)
now this is funny because i had a little pen knife in my back pocket and i remember taking it out and deciding to crawl back to the path where i was
going to quietly back down a couple yards, and then....run. i impressed myself all the way back onto the path, making very little noise but just as i
got to there i heard the whimpering train noise again, coupled with what sounded like my baby cousin talking baby talk. thinking like maybe they hadnt
heard my yelling i walked closer instead of further away. the path was cluttered enough with trees and such that i could kind of slowly sneak forward,
wasnt like i was just walking up a clear field or something. there was this one large twist before the clearing of the trappers hut, and when i nudged
around that, that is when i saw it. i guess it was more like them.
the tree cornering the spot went into a leafy "y" shape, and when i peered over i froze again.
the first thing i noticed was that the one nealing down was already sniffing the air. infact when i matched the sight to the sound i realized i'd
been hearing that for some time. it was pushing air out from it's mouth and violently sniffing the air.like doing the rasberry with your mouth, and
then replenishing your air really violently.waving its head mostly upward. when it stopped it made a burping sound and started pulling at the trap.
thats when i noticed that there was another one. they both looked very similar to me, except the one in the trap was being hit by the sun and i
remember a real golden fur, the other one nealing there had a much darker more opposing look. they were both large. i was really small mind you, but
they seemed massive to me. i remember the one made the trap seem very small, and it looked like it had only got a portion of its foot caught, but was
crippled in pain. i was really into the show the incredible hulk at the time and i remember seeing the ones chest and it reminding me of the hulk,
just really strong. the one free from the trap started banging the earth and then went and rubbed up against the trapper hut for a while. i wasnt sure
if i should include this part but after all i was only 5. i started to get really upset and i pee'd my pants. i tried holding in my tears but that
just made me sound even louder. the thing obviously was aware of me at this point and went back and grabbed a branch and tossed something my way.
looking over i noticed that what it threw was my truck i'd found earlier in the tree. the branch it picked up it kept sniffing, and thinking about
how it looked now, i realize it was covered in my vomit. at this point i was completely weak and frozen. i think its at that point i heard the baby
sound again, although it was much more gutteral. i looked back over at the hut and noticed a small one sitting there, scratching on the steps. it was
scratching its elbow on a broken piece of wood.. i remember because i had just hurt my funny bone doing that. there was this huge cry, and i looked
back and the one was out of the trap limping around and licking at the air. its hard to believe but thats when things got really strange. the healthy
one started throwning dirt with the butt of the trap, digging a hole, it stuck the trap in with the branch with crazy force, and burried it. at this
point things got really really quiet again, they were really quiet creatures for there size, but it was like the whole forest was on mute. the small
one ran over and they both gathered on the others back and carrying both of them the large creature slipped into the bush with barely any noise, and
disapeared. long story short i ran and ran and ran...and ran. and ran.
i'm just kind of blabbering here in written form as i remember all this. its actually my uncles death that sparked this in me again. i had forgotten
it for so long. life is strange. i'm not sure if anyone else cares so i wont blabber on, it feels good for me to share it finally, an exorsism of
sorts. the one thing i will never forget now is the humanity that was present in the face of those creatures. a sparkle, and a
personality.intelligence and grace. that plus a look that said "i could rip your arms off and make you lick them"
and here, still with my arms, i bid you a good evening. Be well to eachother.