Thursday, April 6, 2017

The Black Sphere

Jim and Bob were lost in the wilderness in their car in an area they had never traveled before; driving over a dirt road that had more grass over it than dirt. They saw something they had never seen before in their lives; a large black shining sphere as big as a smart car. It was perfectly round and it was shaking a little. Protected in their car Bob asked Jim what it was. "I don't know," he said. Heat waves rising from it tells them that it's hot, but not too hot as the vegetation around it is not burned. "Maybe it's some new technology that someone has left here," said Bob. "Maybe it fell from a plane or maybe it fell from a truck. Or maybe someone forgot it." "I don't think anyone would forget something like that," said Jim. "Let's check it out." They walked as slow as they thought it was safe to walk. They were cautious and they showed it. Jim threw a rock at it. The black ball swallowed it up and didn't spit it out. Bob went on to touch it. First, his hand went through, then his arm and finally his whole body disappeared. It looked as if he accidently fell into it. If that is so, then it looks like someone accidently fell out of it; for another man appeared from the other side of the darkness. "What the...," said Jim. "Who are you?" "I could ask you the same thing," said the stranger. "Where is my friend? What happened to him?" "He's safe inside there. He'll be alright." The stranger looked Jim over and asked him what year it was. "2017, why?" "Just wondering, that's all." "What is this thing?" "This thing is a portal that takes you to another dimension. A dimension that is more beautiful and wonderful than anything you could ever imagine." "Tell me about it." ""It's paradise," said the stranger. That's what it is. In that dimension, you never have to work another day in your life. It's warm and sunny all year round. It has all the food you can eat and all sorts of recreational things you can do. All your needs are looked after. If you were in there, you would be the happiest man in the world." "Really?" "Yes." "How will I get back?" asked Jim. "The same way you got in. There's a black sphere in the other dimension and you can leave anytime you want. It's just a coincidence that your friend entered it just as I was leaving." "Oh really. I'm going in." Jim happily walked into the darkness. As soon as he was inside, a confused but happy woman emerged from the other side. She was the stranger's spouse. "What happened?" she asked. Her husband explained to her what had just tranpired. "You tricked him," she said. "I had no other choice. It was the only way I could get you out of there." "We have to get them out." "How? No one will want to go in there to free them. Not if they know that all that is in there is darkness and only enough room for two people. Besides, if they ever find out that there were tricked, we could get into a lot of trouble. I think it's best if we leave." "How long have we been in there?" the wife asked. "Two years." "Two years! It seems longer than that," she says as they walk towards the car. "Tell me something," said the wife. "How did you know, when you fooled him, that I would come out the other side of the ball and not his friend?" "I didn't. I just took a gamble on it and it paid off." the end Tony Sakalauskas

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