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A Curious Snag

From the Dream Anatomy Exhibit



Awakening, you walk down the hall to the kitchen.

Your shirt catches upon a small crack in the wall.

Looking closer, there is a curious snag.

Funny: you hadn't ever noticed that before.

It is a branch, extending down to a tree.

At the base of the tree is a skull with the word ADAM carved into it.

Only then do you notice the tree's branches are pendant with tiny apples.

Gently, you tap one into your hand.

The apple is the size of a black peppercorn.

Your eye peering down into the crack is the size of the sun.

You look to see if there is anyone watching.

Then you place the tiny apple into your mouth.

And suddenly become aware of how absolutely naked you are.