Another story from my time in the town by the lake.
It was a mild-temperature outside that evening. No moon, so any darkness was thick darkness. A nice night for a stroll, though. My significant other had already gone out with some friends, leaving me alone in our small cabin for the night. I made-do entertaining myself, but I began to feel very restless. I felt very strongly drawn to take a walk. I had one destination in mind: the lake. I am usually very alert when I take walks at night, training from childhood about stranger danger, and all that. This time felt different. I kind of...floated along, as if in a happy trance. I was in a happy trance. Barely noticing anyone around me, just set on getting to the lake. For me, that's highly unusual. A thought crossed my mind that it was strange, but I felt more drawn to just go with it, follow my happy trail. It was a nice feeling, unburdening.
The sidewalk blurred by; trees, lights, and people were one in the same. My pace wasn't hurried, but it wasn't an idle stroll at all. I had somewhere to be, I just knew it. Besides the bars, and the occasional person closing up their home for the night, there weren't many people about. I crossed the wide, well-lit parking lot, towards the wall of darkness that was the empty field and forest (side-by-side) before the shoreline. Right as I was about to cross into the inky darkness, it was as if the pied pipers flute stopped playing. The happy feeling stopped. The dreaminess stopped. Fear exploded from my gut through my veins. I still felt pushed, compelled, the darkness waiting, hungrily. But it was as if I was being given a choice to cross or to not cross. Reality hit me in the face, everything felt wrong, and I was certain if I crossed that line, something bad was going to happen. My arms hugged my middle and I turned, a feeling of violation in my heart. The whole walk back across the lot, I felt I should try to cross at any point nearest me, that it wouldn't be so bad; I felt so compelled to do it. I'm sure nothing would have happened....but my instincts were telling me to stay far from it.
After I got back, I found out later that my significant other, and several others had the same experience. We all had no contact with each other and went to the lake at different points. Mine was the only point that that wall of darkness was waiting. For the others, lights lit their path. Mine was the only experience that so jarringly changed in seconds, from happy, care-free, to terrifying. Since then, and before then, I had never had a similar experience to that. Regardless how many times, on other nights, I braved that darkness, it never sat as alluring and hungry as it had that night.
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