The Dream Snake
I was living on an old military base where the buildings were all the same color, and clumped together in little developments of the same style. I went into my dark room to look for something. I dumped a box of old things on the bed, and I saw a movement. When I looked on the floor, black snake with yellow and white bands writhed by the foot of the bed. I bent down to see what I could do and it slithered away.
Later I came back to my dark room frantically searching through my things. A snake leaped at me, mouth open, but did not bite me. It wrapped itself around my neck. I was a little afraid, but part of me said, “How cool!” I went out to see how people would react. Some I knew would be driven away from me, and some would be drawn to me not for me but because of the snake.