Copyright Mark Christopher Garrett 2022
Another hot scorching day here in the city by the bay, and the big game comes down to tonight with both teams poised against one another, I don’t know about you but my money is on the striped team, stripes always win. Now back to you sky traffic.
Thanx ground zero we are high in the sky with our eye on the prize and their seems to be a buildup east of the river, a small back up due to a broken down water truck,
back to you ground zero,
Thanx Eye in the Sky this is Radio YNF your # 1 source for . . .
“Not another red light” screeched Ivonne while she slams on the brakes . . .
“I am already late as it is”
“What else could go wrong?”
And as fate would have it, she really should not of asked, as she is now about to receive
WHAM!!! Glass Shatters, world spins
And all goes dark . . .
“O.K. you can open your eyes now, isn’t it wondrous?”
Ivonne slowly opens her eyes . . .
“I, I, I can’t believe this I must be dreaming”
What she saw truly put her in a state of shock and disbelief
“Doctor!” yells the person standing beside her
Just then a medical doctor and two nurses come rushing in, “we saw a spike on her monitors and heard your call what is the situation”
“She is awake” said the gentleman
“Finally” said the doctor
“You had us scared this time, you were out a little longer than usual”
Ivonne’s head filling with chaos as she is trying to figure out what is going on, then she spontaneously blurts out . . .
“What is going on here and who are all you people”
The Doctor makes eye contact with the nurses and sends them out of the private hospital room.
“Ivonne, we know how upsetting and troubling this may be so I will tell you directly, 33 years ago you were involved in a car accident on your way to work, you were rushed to the hospital where you remained in a coma for 3 months.
The gentleman responsible for the accident is here with us now and the two of you have been happily married now for over 30 years”
“This is not possible” replies Ivonne
Just then a young woman comes bursting into the room,
“Mom, I here mom has awaken”
All this is too much for Ivonne to take in at once and she passes out
The Doctor assures everyone it is just do to fatigue and not a relapse.
After about an hour Ivonne wakes up, and sees a strange man that is supposed to be her husband asleep in a chair sitting next to her.
She looks around the room and says . . .
“33 years, that would explain why everything looks so futuristic”
She then reaches over and rubs the man on the arm,
“Hey you, wake up”
As his eyes begin to open Ivonne without hesitation asks him to bring her a mirror, but to her surprise he also did not hesitate and reached in his coat pocket and pulled out a mirror and handed to Ivonne
“How did you know I was going to ask you for that”
“Baby, because after you awakened from the coma you would experience these black outs, at first they happened once or so a month, then once every six months, finally it got down to where your last one was a decade ago, not sure what brings them on, but one thing that always stays the same is when you awaken you have no memory past the day of the accident”
“Don’t call me baby, ugh I can’t believe how old I look”
“Oh and who was that young woman that walked in earlier, I thought I was looking at myself for a second there”
That is our oldest girl, we have 2 and they are both as lovely as their mother
Ivonne blurts out
I’m hungry, whatcha got to eat around this place
Her husband laughed and told her to hold on he would be right back, to which he did and she ate like a queen that night while occasionally breaking down in tears, some of sorrow and some of joy as she was getting reacquainted with her soul mate and he was catching her up to date on their lives together.
The next morning the Doctor checked her over and thought her well enough to travel home, he also thought the sooner he got her there maybe the quicker she might regain her memory. It had happened a couple of times before but in reality would probably never happen.
As Ivonne was escorted out in a fancy driverless wheelchair that drove itself directly to her car and even wished her well, in it’s half robot voice, she could not help herself in getting excited about seeing everything for the first time, she looked around the parking lot at bewilderment and as the city scape around her mesmerized her she states . . .
“I black out as a Flintstone and wake up as a Jetson, oh wow, is this our car?!?”
“Why yes it is, do you like it you picked out the color”
“What is it?”
“Haha, it’s one of the new clean energy vehicles made by this new car company, a lot has changed in 33 years”
As they were gliding home in their driverless hovercraft Ivonne’s mind starts to race a mile a minute as she absorbs here new found futuristic world
All of a sudden she starts to breath heavy and fast . . .
“Stop the car, I think I am going to be sick”
Her dedicated husband already in tune with her needs had taken control back over the hovercraft and was pulling into the park
Ivonne got out and breathed the fresh air in deeply then she said,
“Thank you not sure what came over me, I felt extreme anxiety and nervousness over the fact that I am about to meet my children, my two daughters, for the first time”
“It’s O.K., you have been through a lot”
Hovering down the road the vehicle takes it’s last turn and it is onto a long winding road.
“This is beautiful” states Ivonne, “where are we?”
“We are currently heading up our driveway, and way up there on the top of that hill is our house”
“House?!?” Exclaims Ivonne, “it looks like a castle”
“Well it used to be at one point a long long time ago, but now it is our home”
“Something tells me we are not in Kansas anymore . . .”
“Oh did I forget to mention that, yes you are correct we are in Ireland”
“Ireland!!, Castles, daughters, a husband, hovering and flying vehicles this is all just very amazing, what’s next fire breathing dragons?”
Just then the vehicle was pulling up to the main reception area and out of the front door of the castle come a beast, running as fast as it could making some sort of weird sound.
“No seriously, what’s that a fire breathing dragon?”
“Haha, no baby that is our pet “Dino””
This time she does not object to him calling her baby
“Dino”, she replies
“Yes that is what you named it”
“Speaking of “it”, what is it?”
“After the eruption of Yellowstone most evacuated the States, the impending holocaust caused the earth to darken for several years, there were food shortages everywhere, some took to eating their pets. Once the sun returned so did growth, however some damage could not be reversed, most animal breeds had become extinct, so our scientist cross bread some species to expand their gene pull, Dino over there is a cross between an iguana and a hound dog, he’s quite lovable just watch his spikes”
As the go to open the doors to get out of the hovercraft, Ivonne looks at her husband and says
“Somethings not right, do you hear that?”
“Hear what, come on here come the girls”
“That, that tapping did you hear that”
Ivonne closes her eyes to focus and the tapping gets louder
Then she hears a voice . . .
“O.K. you can open your eyes now, isn’t it wondrous?”
Ivonne is startled awake at that moment
“I said it’s wondrous isn’t it ma’am, you know the green light, can you please drive forward now, or is traffic enterfearing with your sleep?”
She then looks over at the glass window and sees a gentleman holding a coin that was used to tap on the glass to awaken her, and when her eyes adjusted and saw the man that woke her, she realized it was all a dream and the man looked just like her dream husband
“I apologize, I must of dozed off, would you like to get a cup of coffee, there is a cafe just ahead”
The gentleman nods yes and goes back to his car
“Traffic is now clearing up and there are no delays, this is eye in the sky and my money is on the blue and gold team ground zero, I don’t think the stripes have what it takes, back to you.
O.K. coptor of traffic tonights game is going to be huge, this is ground zero signing off, oh wait this just in Breaking news, Yellowstone Park has just erupted, stay tuned as more details will be coming up