Archive for February, 2009

Muriel and the Second Man

Posted in Dream Creates Reality on February 1, 2009 by Phantasme

Toxic Terminus Sky

2nd Man appears, where Muriel is lurching through a squalid and grimy city, rambling and occasionally screaming incoherent truths to passers by.

Muriel: Who are you?

2nd: (in floating text) I am Second. Man.

Muriel: Why are you talking to me?

2nd: (in floating text) You see truth. And. / Are harmed by it. /
I wish to save you.

Muriel: (after a very long pause) Oh, thank you.

He takes her out of her reality and into his, where she is cradled in an egg-like crib.

Muriel: What is this?

2nd: (in floating text) It / will / take care of the rest of your needs.

Muriel: …that’s good.

2nd: (in floating text) … / It was the only solution, in your case.

The crib begins its work: Muriel is engulfed; her head is separated from her body, carefully flayed, and sheathed in technology. She goes through a bizarre process of realizing she can manipulate her appearance, and then passes into a stage-setting from which she can step into other realities.