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Walter Mitty isn't the only one living in daydreams. Follow the imaginative adventures of Emily the Basset as she confronts everything from aliens to her own mortality. Illustrated by Dottie Elliot
Chewing a treat that I had just been given, I lay in my favorite spot, a place I’d hollowed out in the cool, damp earth of the rose garden, listening to the sounds of the afternoon fade one by one; except for the screeching of the cicadas, a sound that lingered in my ears like the tearing fabric of the afternoon sky.
Suddenly, I felt myself floating! Yes, I was being lifted toward
the sky but I couldn’t open my eyes or cry out. My body would not
respond to my commands! In desperation I screamed my fear but it
never left my mind. Then, all was darkness.