The Hidden World by JB

The Hidden World

I have dreams, and not the good kind. I have dreams of a land where nothing is full of life and everything feels dead. These dreams, they haunt my sleep so I’m afraid to go to sleep every night. It is like being blackmailed by the devil. I feel like if I were to disobey these dreams someone would come and haunt me.

“Aaron lights out”

“Okay Mom when I’m done with my homework” A few minutes later, Aaron was finished with his homework.

“Okay, I’m done.”

“Turn off your lamp now.”

“Okay goodnight.”

During these dreams I see through someone else’s eyes, hear through someone else’s ears and think through someone else’s mind. This is what I heard and saw last night.

“When I was lying in the hot African sun I had this urge to swim in a swamp so I got up ran through many people to get to the swamp, running over most of them. They don’t know how outcast I feel.  I am an outcast, they never acknowledge me the act as if I’m never there, I really don’t mind this.  I have a secret that I’ve never told anyone and I like to think when they ignore me that when they need me the most I I’ll just ignore them.  Then they will see how it really feels to be ignored they will definitely mind it.  I know of a place that they see in their dreams it is a cave of riches and gold.  I know they will never find this because it is hidden where I know only I go.  It is near Tornado Island where there are tornados as big as ten miles long.  No one dares to go there they think it’s “dangerous.”

I go out right after breakfast and I come back right before dinner that way I know no ones following me.  It is unlikely anyway since there is so much swamp that no one goes my way anyways. I eat the grasses that grow near the cave that the riches for lunch. If some one from the evil hippo village found me I would be in even more trouble because they own, but I don’t think they know about it because if they did they would probably have a guard at the entrances. I do have one friend his name is Walter they make fun of me because they say he is make believe…HE IS NOT!”  As I swam out into the swampy waters he heard the three horns blast that was the signal of panic…They were being attacked!I  had always imagined the day that they got attacked and he came back at the perfect moment to save the whole city. Wishful thinking everybody else thought. Well, if he was going to prove them wrong then he was going to have to get going. He swam as fast as he could, he was going to have to hurry if he was going to prove them wrong.

When he got back he figured out that it was all for nothing, one of the hippopotamuses did for a joke. IT WAS NOT FUNNY! They have now been banished to the land of death this is where you go if you have been bad and caused a lot of problems.”

As you could Imagine these dreams are not humans they are hippo. These dreams have been happening for about 3 months now.

Soon I will have to go see the planet’s advisor to tell him about what’s been happening. Our planet is flat so you can see everything for miles. Just then I saw a shining trail followed by a crate. This trail and crate were not miles away; it looked like maybe 100 feet away.

Then I heard the bell. This meant that everyone had to be indoors for the night so I headed back to the dorm-like housing that we were given to live in when we arrived,  about 2 years ago.


In the morning I always went to breakfast, but today is different I had to go explore to see if I can find anything interesting, and to do this, I can’t have any curious eyes because then people will ask me where I go and then they will follow me when I don’t tell them.

As I got to my usual place to explore I could see an object in the distance. I went towards it. As I got closer I noticed that it was the crate that I’d seen the night before. But it wasn’t the same: there was green gasses coming out of the grate all the sudden I saw a stirring in the bottom of the crate so I leaned over to see if there was anything in the crate. there was a boom then an explosion.

“Ahhhhhhhh” I screamed.

The next thing I knew I was in my bed under my breath I muttered“It was just a dream?”

“No not at all,” said a voice to my right. I tried to turn my head but I realized that I couldn’t..

“It was actually a really bad explosion,” said the voice again, now farther away.

“What are you talking about? I have not been in an explosion! I refuse to believe it!” I yelled.

“Then how do you explain your injuries?” said the voice very calmly.

“I don’t know,” I said.

“Well I’ll tell you. I was taking my usual walk when I saw a crate and what looked like a body near it. So, I stopped and walked towards it. As I got closer I saw that it was your body. I had seen you around, so I went to the main office and asked where you live and then, I brought you back and here we are!” Said the voice

“What’s your name?” I asked

“Let’s say it’s Theodore,” said Theodore

“Ok.” I said.

Just then Theodore leaned over and his face was a mess of slimy gills and what looked like the bottom half of a snake. I’ve heard about these creatures but I’d never actually seen one. I was so frightened, more frightened than I had ever been in my life. So I quickly sat up and I felt what seemed to be like a lightning bolt in the back of my head.

“You will have great pain if you sit up now, as I told you before, it was a very bad explosion,” said Theodore

“Couldn’t you have told me that it would of hurt before!” I screamed

“Just lay down and rest, then we can talk.”


That night I dreamed about the person and I (the person that I was having the dream about) was searching for…Theodore, or at least someone named Theodore. But I was pretty sure it was this Theodore  because I feel this weird feeling when I am around him, like I wasn’t the only one there. But when I looked up I couldn’t see anyone else. Just thinking about the pain made me wake up. I had seen an alarm clock to the right of me before so I turned right to see if it was still night because the tent that we were in had no openings to the outside which made me feel a little weird. So, I tried to see if I could turn my head enough to see the clock.

“Owwwwwww!” I said as felt the lighting bolt again.

“What is it?” said Theodore, startling me.

“Were you here the whole time?” I asked.

“Yes,” he said.

“Why?” I asked in my most casual tone.

“Because you called my name in the middle of the night so I came running, and when I got over here and asked you if everything was ok you were already asleep so I decided to wait here and see if you woke up and here you are!” Said Theodore.

“Ohh.What time is it?” I said.

“About 7:00 am,” he said.

“Ok are you going to take me back to my own people today?” I asked.

“No you are far too injured to travel,” said Theodore.

“So you’re not going to take me back today,” I said.

“No sorry, it’s the best thing for your health,” he said.

“Noo,” I said. “I want to go back today.”

I spent my days getting better either talking with Theodore or waiting for Theodore to get back from hours of hunting.  Finally,  I decided to be adventurous and go out for a walk while Theodore was hunting.  As I stood up I was pleasantly surprised I hardly felt any pain at all.  So, naturally I kept going but as I got out of the tent I was surprised to find I was not where I was used to.  There was no water to be seen. My home  had water anywhere you look.  Here it was not a desert, because deserts were natural this was so artificial.  It looked like it could be in a cartoon movie.  I saw a shape walking across the artificial desert and I was so lonely because Theodore had been away for days hunting.  As I approached the creature I noticed that it was not human, it was much like the things I had seen in my dreams.  HIPPOS!! I was frightened but feeling courageous so, without thinking I called out to him.

“Hello?!” The figure turned and I was feeling frightened.


“Umm…I was ummm…wondering if ummm…you could…umm tell me…umm…where I…umm am?”

“Well you are on the Isle of Destruction”

“The what of what?”

“The Isle of Destruction…oh and I almost forgot what I was out here to do. I was supposed to be getting people who need to see the life adviser. I am his assistant.  So would you like to come?”

“Yes there is something I’ve been wanting to get off my back…”

“Okay, right this way.”