This first one is really tame and a bit similar to some of the other stories in this section. When I was 11 or 12, I was taking tennis lessons at a club near my house. I was a really lazy kid, and I didn't exercise at all; after my first 1.5 hour lesson, I came home exhausted. When I went to bed, I looked at the clock, which read something like 6:48 pm, and flopped backwards onto my bed. No exaggeration, as soon as my head hit the pillow I blacked out. But the instant I was fully lying down, I sat back up. It felt as if I'd bounced off the pillow and conserved my momentum from flopping down, but it was light outside and the clock said 8:05 am. I was super disoriented, and I felt like I hadn't slept. When I asked my mom about it, she said I was just so tired I went to sleep quickly. The thing is, I don't remember sleeping. You know how, even when you're really tired, you can feel yourself slowly drift off; you're aware of the moments before you fall asleep? I wasn't. To me, I laid down, sat up, and it was already the next morning.
The second glitch is way more scary, to me (I was 10 at the time, so I was sure I was going to die, even though it may sound silly).
My dad was the cub scout packmaster of our local pack for a while, and for years I was dragged along to the annual hot dog sale by the neighborhood pool. It was always hot and boring, but at least there was food. One year, I vividly remember buying a hot dog, walking to the bike racks, sitting on top of one of the loops, and accidentally inhaling a large chunk of the hot dog. It was really bad. It completely blocked my airway; I was crying and clawing at my throat and I almost passed out before one of the older boy scouts pounded my back until I spat out the food. I biked home, sobbing, and that's where my memory stops. Around a year later, I mentioned the incident to my dad, and said how scary it had been and how I could have died. He looked at me like I was crazy, and told me we hadn't attended that event in several years. I reminded my mom, and she didn't remember it at all either. I know it happened, it was so freaking scary! It stills bothers me, and nobody I've talked to who was there in my memory has any recollection of it.
A glitch in the matrix is an experience that proves something isn’t right in the world or sometimes your brain.
I have something to say about the sleep thing. Do people actually know when they're about to fall asleep, because if so, I think we're in the same boat. I never know when I'll fall asleep, I just know when I'm really tired. The other day I went to bed around 9, and woke up at six, which is trev hours, more then recommended, and I felt like I never slept. I never questioned it, thinking nobody knew exactly when they'd fall asleep, but if they do then I can relate to your story
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