What is your most vivid memory? What
is your most remembered dream? For Kinsley McDonald, the answer is
the same. Because her most vivid memory is a dream, or at least, it
could be called a dream. When she lies in her bed at night, her
mind doesn't just make up some random scenes, she is literally
transferred into another world.
The first time it happened she was
around six years old. She fell asleep in her pink Barbie pajamas,
and the next thing she knew, she was dressed in blue jeans, a black
tank top, and a green sports jacket. It is the same outfit every
time, and she is always the same age: eighteen. She was utterly
freaked out when she awoke in this strange land. The grass was
green, just like it was in the real world; however, she didn't get
to see it very often. When she arrives here every night, she is
always in a strange castle like place. She has always been in a
cell in the dungeon. She has been upstairs one time, but woke up
before she could look around.
By the second night it happened,
Kinsley had told her mother of the occurrences. Her mother didn't
think anything of it until the morning when her daughter awoke with
a giant gash down her arm. She had been fighting to get out in her
dream, and had been attacked by a man with a sword. She awoke just
after the injury to her arm.
Her mother, Jane, immediately rushed
the girl to the hospital. She was treated for the arm, but after
the doctors suggested psychotherapy, Jane refused and took her
daughter home. She knew what the problem was, and no kind of
therapy was going to cure it. She had to keep her daughter awake
for as long as possible. She brewed a pot of coffee and got out all
of the energy drinks she could find. Along with some chocolate. She
let the girl have some of it all.
While Kinsley was chowing down, Jane
was calling her own mother, and her sister. They had all
experienced it, and they had to figure out how to help Kinsley with
it; because if she wasn't warned in time, she could die, not only
in this strange land, but in the real one too.
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