In 2012 everyone joked about the so called “end of the world”. Some people believed it would actually happen. When the date finally came upon us many laughed. When the day ended and it seemed as though nothing had happened. The next morning we all woke up and something was different. We thought nothing had happened...... we were wrong. On that day a barrier fell. Few people noticed till the next day. That barrier kept our world separated from another plane. When it fell several people went into comas. Some disappeared all together, I just passed out. When came to the sun was shining brightly. I stood up to find myself in a large field. I had passed out in the city so why was I way out here in the middle of nowhere. I walked around for a while only to find the field had no end. Just when I was beginning to panic I ran into a wall I hadn't seen.
“Owww.....” I looked up at the wall to find.... nothing. There was nothing there. The wall was just... gone. I stood up and felt for the wall with my hands. It was there I just couldn't see it. The wall was almost completely solid but with some considerable force I could push through it. The wall was like a mass of sun hardened puddy or some form of dense jelly. As I pushed through I felt like it was squeezing me to death. When I finally got through I felt a surge of relief hit me quickly met with a surge of pain on my face. I tried to stand up but I couldn't get any higher than my knees. So I crawled around to find something I could use to lift myself up.
“Where am I.” The field I was in was now covered in grass and surrounded by hills. There was a forest near where I was. My only thought was “finally something I can use to stand up”. But as I got closer I realized the place was really creepy. Before I got there I started to get really tired. So when I got there I crawled over to one of the trees and curled up under it. I was extremely tired though I didn't know why. All I did was push through some gunk and crawl over to a tree. There was no point in fighting it now. I was to tired to move so I curled up under the tree and slept there.
I seemed to wake up almost instantly. This time I was back in the city where I had passed out earlier. It was as if nothing had ever happened. What had happened? I hadn't noticed at that point but there were cars wrecked everywhere. Freaked out by the seemingly instant change in scenery I ran home as fast as I could. When I got there my dad was crying on the couch. I had only ever seen my dad cry once and that was when his dad died.
“Whats wrong dad?”I sat there waiting for an answer. It never came.
“Why did it have to be him?” he suddenly asked. I didn't know what he was going on about.
“Dad. What happened? Why did it have to be who?” At that point my grandma walked in and sat down next to him. She seemed just as sad but holding herself together.
“Just remember hes in a better place now.” Who was in a better place, what was going on? Did someone die?
“DAD! GRANDMA! Whats going on!?”Just then our neighbor Bill walked in.
“I'm sorry about Dalton, Lance. He was a good kid.”What? Now it was just getting weird.
“I'M RIGHT HERE SEE!”I jumped up and down in front of them, snapped my fingers in front of them.
“I just don't know why it had to be him. Why did he have to die?” my dad said between sobs.
“I'm not dead I'm right here! Look see.” I went over and slapped my dad on the back. But I didn't or rather couldn't slap him. My hand went right through him. I tried again starting to panic throwing myself at him. Again I went through him. “What....whats going on?”I stared at them. They continued to cry. I couldn't take it. My legs turned to jelly beneath me and I fell to the floor. I just sat there as I felt tears welling up in my eyes. Then I curled up on the floor and cried till I once again fell asleep.
I woke up later on. I was back under the tree that I thought I fell asleep under earlier. My body was sore all over. I sat there for a few minutes thinking that maybe that was just a dream. I looked over at the sky and saw a hawk in the distance.
“Cool bird.”I looked back down at where I was laying. I could feel the mud coating me. I was all muddy from my sweat no doubt from the nightmare I had. It was a really creepy nightmare. I looked at my hands...hands....hooves? “WTF!” My hands weren't there anymore. All that was left was a furry stump hoof thingy. I looked at my feet and they were the same. I was also covered in red hair. It was hard to tell but I think I was turned into a... pony!?!?