July 9th, 2018:
“Walking Towards The Light…” – King Dinosaur
INT. EVIE’S OFFICE – DAY Continue reading The Night #OffKilter2018 190
March 21st, 2016:
“A Different Time.” – Phaeleh
“It was a different time.”
Ken is lying on his back looking at the ceiling. The floor is damp, there is a pipe leaking into the floorboards but no one seems worried by it. Least of all Ken. Phaeleh is playing and June knows he is about to go into one of his moods. It used to frighten her but lately she feels drawn to it. He told her that her purpose is to serve, she’s beginning to believe that. Perhaps.
“What was different then? How is it any different to today?” she can’t hide her curiosity. He can see right through her anyway, she tells herself.
“When you are responsible for the souls of hundreds, you look at life through a very different lens. My sons and daughters came to me broken, lost and confused. I had to give them something, a cause, a reason to keep going. Just as I am giving the same to you, June. How were you when I met you?” he asks her.
“I was broken. I lost everything. I had no will to live and if you hadn’t talked to me when you did at Costco that day, I was planning to kill myself by taking Ambien. The plan was to take enough pills to kill me then sit down and watch some episodes of The Americans as I slowly fade away. It was all planned but you stopped me.” June breaks into a sob and Ken pulls her close enough for her to lay her head on his chest.
“I saved you. I saw how lost you were, June, and I brought you from the brink. In a different time, you would have been immediately moved into The Imperium. When you factor in how far gone you were, you would most likely be kept in the Inner Sanctum, where I can keep a close eye on you. It would be a tough few days but once we discovered your crux we would start your acceptance process.”
June takes in what Ken is saying in between her sobs. She hugs him tighter and he plays with her hair.
“It would be fun going through the process with you.”
“I thought we went through that?” June asks.
“Yes. Yes, we did but I mean at the Imperium with my other sons and daughters watching. As I descend into you to begin your transcendence to a new plane.”
June giggles and covers her eyes.
“I don’t think I would be able to do that in front of all those people. I don’t think I would be able to do that in front of anyone” she says as she gets all shy.
“Maybe, but wouldn’t you want to transcend? To experience pure love? To share that love with people that need nothing more from you than your acceptance of you? I don’t think so. Besides, if the past few weeks are any indication, I think you are a bit of an attention whore.”
“Maybe,” June says as she giggles even louder. “What if I turned you down?” she asks.
“In a different time. In a different place. I owned all that you are June.” Ken replies.
“Right here. Right now. You, Kenneth, own all that I am.”
“In a different time”
Is how lazy people start
When they get caught out