What did I just read?
Last week, when I was reading The Midnight Front, I was trying to finish a chapter in bed, but I was getting sleepy. Normally when this happens I just end up having to re-read a few lines. This was something else completely.
Two magicians are facing off, throwing spells at each other. A magically summoned spear manifests out of nowhere and thrusts into a magic shield. Then, the ground starts to bleed marshmallows, and the fluffy white stuff forms a marshmallow monster than starts absorbing all the spells without slowing down. It’s unstoppable!
Wait… Marshmallow monster? My eyes pop open and I realize the monster was all me. I realized it, in the moment, and was able to read back the last few lines and separate what was on the page and what was in my head.
But that begs the question: Has this happened before? And that leads to more questions. How many times has it happened before? Are there any moments that I’ve always considered to be favorite moments that never actually happened?
Am I alone here? Has this ever happened to anyone else?