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by Carolyn Rennels
(Palo Alto, CA)
During a nap, I dreamed that I was walking around downtown Palo Alto. It was dusk, and I started hearing footsteps behind me. I tried to ignore them for a while, but after a few minutes I decided to turn around and see if anybody was there. It turns out that I was being followed by a giant turtle with huge green eyes. For some reason I asked the turtle what he was doing and whether I knew him. He didn't answer because he was a turtle. I decided that he probably wasn't dangerous and kept walking with him following behind. I got a lot of compliments on my pet turtle because he was so adorable. Just as I was trying to decide what to name him, I woke up.
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