Monday, June 27, 2011

Things in the Woods

So this new bus I've been on has gone through the woods again. Which is lovely, save for the fact I can't sleep and when I look out the window ta night the woods are staring back at me.

Slept mostly through the day yesterday. I took a really really long nap and when I woke up it was almost dark out and I couldn't sleep again. So I just sat up and looked outside at the trees.

I saw Him a lot. Which isn't surprising. I've heard this happens a lot but its still so weird the first time you see him, standing there on the side of the road over and over and over again. It kind of grates on you.

It wasn't just him out there though. There was... a lot of stuff...

I couldn't make out details but I could make out their eyes. You know when cat's eyes glow in the dark? It was like that but in tons of different shades. Just a bunch of ghostly optics staring at the bus.

Its like all of them gathered near the side of the road to see if the bus would crash or break down.

But it didn't, thank god.

I used to really like the woods you know? I grew up in western Montana so we were in the mountains and there were tons of beautiful forests out there.

We used to go hiking a lot but never anything challenging. My dad always had a bad knee from an injury when he was a teenager. He didn't really let it stop him though. Mom was a very athletic woman and hiker. She kind of did it a lot for her work.

Looking back I never saw slender douche in the woods and nothing weird really happened. Probably because we would always travel in big groups. My parents would always invite their friends and their kids along.

Welp I'm going to sleep for a little while before I pass out on my keyboard.

Sweet dreams, everyone.


  1. When stuck in the woods, the best thing to do is to use your ears. Listen for the sounds of things that AREN'T there. IF it's ever completely quiet, it means that all the birds and insects have decided to get the hell out of the way of something big and mean. Listen for silence, because that'll give you a heads up to stay alert and get out of dodge.

  2. I know how that is. Thankfully I don't think that's ever happened to me. Which is good, because I hate silence.

  3. Woods. Fun. I can sympathize there. I live right across the street from a big wooded area. And it's in the middle of the city, in a park.
    The idea of dealing with a proper forest in the middle of nowhere is not a pleasant one.
    Here's hoping you manage to get some sleep at some point soon.