Elat Elltil A

Jackson woke up left-handed. He had formerly been right-. He didn’t know the change had occurred, so when he fumbled with his toothbrush, smearing his cheek with foam, he immediately imagined the worst.

“I’ve had a stroke,” he said aloud. This, to his consternation, rang backwards in his ears, much like “Korts a dah v-eye.” Such nonsense affirmed the notion that he had suffered brain damage. Not one to be startled out of his wits, he ran about trying all sorts of things. For instance, he found that he could twirl a quarter through the fingers of his left hand with ease. Indeed, his left hand was most dextrous. But as the coin bounced along the wooden floor, the noise which greeted his ears sounded “off”. He turned on the television.

“Yayd-oot nair rohm,” and other such gibberish fell all around him. He opened the window, heard it “kaerc” open, and listened to the cars rolling by. Backwards. It was then that he saw the light rain, falling not down to disappear onto the pavement, but up to vanish in the white sky.

Oh, something was terribly wrong. He shut his eyes, squeezed them. A dream? No. The rain was still ascending, and so he leapt from his window, at last witless, hoping to end it all and die with a final “!kcams”. Alas, he found himself rising, rushing upwards to meet the mad heavens, and space, and stars, and darkness that retreated, echo-less, grand and sucking time.

Elat Elltil A

Jonathan Dobson

Joined December 2007

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Jackson woke up left-handed. He had formerly been right-. He didn’t know the change had occurred, so when he fumbled with his toothbrush, smearing his cheek with foam, he immediately imagined the worst.

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