This morning, I was napping on the living room floor when I was awoken by a sound. I didn’t hear it very clearly. It was almost more of a feeling than an actual sound. I thought that I must have dreamt it.
Just as I was drifting back off to sleep, I heard it again. It was louder this time and it caused me to jerk awake and quickly sit up. It sounded like a voice! I couldn’t quite make it out though, because it had this airy, whispery quality that made it both difficult to locate and hard to decipher. I was beginning to feel somewhat unnerved.
I listened for two full minutes, but I didn’t hear it again. I started to relax and I laid back down to continue My nap. It was hard to go back to sleep because I was still a little bit on edge.
Slowly but surely, sleep began to take Me. As I drifted into unconsciousness, I thought I heard the sound again. This time it was clear that it was a whispering voice, and I could just barely make out the words. The voice said, “Beware wiener dogs, for I am as shadow… you will not touch The Leader while I draw breath…”
When I awoke several hours later, it occurred to Me that I had probably really been asleep the whole time. Waking up, hearing the voice, going back to sleep… all of it was really just a strange dream. Still… it seemed so real! Our subconscious minds are so strange sometimes.
So Sayeth Otis