I wake up with a groan.
My eyelids are heavy and darkness surrounds me.
I hear only the dripping of water.
What is going on?
I try to turn, but I can’t move.
Finally, I crack my eyes open, but I see nothing.
Suddenly, I begin to hear giggles.
I look the best I can to see what’s around me, and I see children approaching me.
Their laughter gets louder, and they begin to surround me in a circle.
As their laughter rings through my ears, they complete the ring and darkness envelops me for the final time.
*This was originally part of my 2019 Inktober challenge.