Five Card Story: No, You're fine

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a Five Card Flickr story by Mitchel created Sep 24 2019, 06:34:35 pm. Create a new one!

flickr photo credits: (1) tuchodi (2) Serenae (3) bionicteaching (4) Serenae (5) bionicteaching

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The intercom spoke of a flight that I was going to miss, but when I looked at my ticket, I found the flight to have left four weeks ago. That's wrong, the intercom is speaking of the past, and this airport is of a time gone by. The pilot spoke over the planes interior speakers of a bumpy ride, due to the wind. I check my phone for messages, and glance at the date to find I still haven't woken from this dream of the past. It's right, but wrong, I already got back from the trip. Even so, I'll enjoy it while it lasts, as I enjoy plane trips. I exit the cab from which I entered outside the destination airport, and walk towards the hostel where I stayed four weeks ago, and will stay again for the duration of this dream. I grab a newspaper from the stand at the front door, and read about political discussions I already know the outcome of. I exit the bus that took me and the other peacekeepers towards the coastline to protect the civilians as they lead the refugees toward the town. I don't remember this part as well, and large areas of the coast are blurry, as if I'm not supposed to see them anymore. I radio to the rest of my squad about the body, and proceed to walk over to it. I drop to my knee to check a pulse, and feel his fate jam into my skull, cold steel, I don't remember this part. Just burning pain, blaring noise, and then I was in the airport, looking at my ticket for the plain I was going to miss. The fire alarm went off at the airport this time around though, but it doesn't sound like a regular fire alarm. This one sounds like a high pitched beep, droning on for what seemed like hours. Eventually it stopped, and then I stopped, and then I was in the airport, looking at the ticket for the plain that left four weeks ago.

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