Saturday, December 11, 2010

she'd never told anyone...

about the light at the end of the pool in the Hampton's...
it was on the far wall of the deep end...
she'd only been inside it once...
it was a secret...
it was too weird to share...too shocking...
she wanted to believe that it was an illusion,
placed there by some skilled magician or a friendly prankster...
but she knew better...
she had discovered it one hot, August day,
while swimming alone in the back yard...
the light had gone out the night before...
so she swam down in order to change the bulb while it was still light out...
and as she turned the chrome cover and began to lift it off....
there came a TIDAL WAVE of water gushing out at her..
violently so..
and she was lifted up by this wave and somehow it spiraled backwards...
and before she knew it....
she was plummeting through the pipes underground...
faster and faster...
and this went on for at least ten minutes...
and she thought she would literally drown...
and then......
she burst through the water into the sunlight...
and she found herself in the pasture at the end of the L.I.E...
where the red,reindeer SCULPTURE sits,
 marking the entrance to the Hampton's....
more to come....