Tuesday, June 10, 2003
Randomly Resurfaced Childhood Memory du Jour

A friend recently asked me to share a story, and for some reason this one popped into my head:

One night when I was very young and lying in bed trying to get to sleep, I looked out my window and saw these two lines... glowy vertical lines and one was red and the other was green and they were dancing around each other and every once in a while one of them would bend over at the middle to point its top (which I considered its head for some anthropomorphizing reason) at me and SHOOT OUT A BUNCH OF BATS! And the stream of bats would come flying at the window, only to deflect soundlessly off.

So I started whimpering and crying and calling for my mommy and finally she came and turned on the light, which meant I couldn't see outside anymore, and I told her about the two lines shooting bats at me, and she told me it was OK, they were gone now.

Then she left and turned out the light and I looked out the window and she had LIED! They were still RIGHT THERE! Danicng malevolently, or with what passes for malevolence in a vertical line. So I wailed "Mooommmyyy! They're still there!" But she didn't hear or chose to ignore, so I just hid under the covers and hoped that the window would hold.
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