Daily Prompt: Twilight Zone

Daily Prompt: Twilight Zone
by Krista on February 28, 2014

Ever have an experience that felt surreal, as though you’d been suddenly transported into the twilight zone, where time seemed to warp, perhaps slowing down or speeding up? Tell us all about it. If you haven’t had an experience in real life that you can draw from, write a fictional account of a surreal experience.


Frank walked the dark and lonely streets. He was walking home from work. The walk seemed extra long tonight. Frank looked up from watching his footsteps. He didn’t recognize the scenery around him.

It was daylight. People rushed up and down both sides of the streets. There were no vehicles travelling the streets. Frank thought that was strange.

Suddenly, Frank saw himself walking on the other side of the street. Luckily, Frank’s other self didn’t look across the road; he was looking straight ahead. Frank knew he was headed to work. He felt dizzy and weak. He had to sit down. Frank looked around and saw a bench on his side of the street. He walked to the bench and sat down. He leaned forward with his head in his hands.

“How could this be?” he thought. From the deep recesses of his mind, Frank had remembered that he wasn’t supposed to let his other self see him. Frank looked up. He could still see his other self and the urge to follow him was strong. Frank stood up. He turned against the urge and continued on his way home.

It was dark again. Frank was afraid to look up, but when he did his surroundings were once again correct. He continued his walk until he saw his house. Frank unlocked the door, walked inside and turned on a light. Frank stared into his home, that wasn’t his home.
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