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Changing In An Instant (S&D)

by Sam Lindquist
(Stanford, CA, USA)

The first thing I Remember is that I’m at my cabin in priest lake, it is as if I just woke up, but instead of being inside my cabin I’m on my boat in the middle of the lake. I go to turn the boat on but it wouldn’t start, so I just drift in my boat for what seems to be only a few seconds when I am suddenly at a new lake, I recognize it as a lake near a town I played baseball at one point in my life. I notice for some reason a small mound on the beach, as I got closer to the mound, it became larger and larger until it was big enough to yield a door. Interested, I opened the door and to my surprise I found that behind the door was the Stanford baseball locker room. I walked in, and suddenly my whole team was there. Looking closer I came to realize that my teammates were actually my relatives. My aunts and uncles were there, so were my younger cousins and older cousins...they were all getting ready to play a game, so I also got ready to play. Then my head coach came in and started talking to the team (don’t remember what he said). Then I woke up.

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