I'm running, running, here and there, back and forth, I'm running. I've stopped running, or have I? No I'm still running, but I'm not going anywhere. Have I stopped?
No, I'm still running.
But no, I'm definitely falling. Gently, slowly.
I'm running flat out now.
I'm on the ground.
I can feel the grass between my fingers. How did I get here again?
Everything has become a blur.
The damp smell of the evening dew fills my mouth and nose.
Darkness is taking over.
The noise increases and suddenly dies.
Suddenly I burst out into light, like coming out of a tunnel. I slow down and come to a halt resting my hands on my knees, gasping for breath. It's strange, I can't feel my heart beat. Still panting but the air doesn't seem to come.
The light is very bright here. Bright white. How far did I run? Where have I come to? I was going so fast I wasn't paying attention.
'You know, you didn't run so far,' says a voice, 'and you didn't run that fast. It was time that was moving fast, speeding by you.'
The light is so bright I can't see a thing. 'Who are you?' I try to say, but no words come out.
'A nation has been praying for you. Now it's time for you to go back.'
There is a click and I'm yanked backwards and upwards. I'm flying and everything is a blur again, but this time there is no darkness. I crash down onto my back, but it's a soft landing. I bounce and gasp. Air fills me and my heart is racing. I open my eyes for a second and a blaze of colour an noise overwhelms me. I close them again and peace returns. I'll try again later. For now I just want to sleep.