Ugh, afternoon naps are the worst. I was feeling pretty out of it today, so I decided to lay down, and quickly fell asleep.
When I wake up I hear some children playing outside. I listen to them talk and laugh for a little while, and a thought comes to me that there are more children living here than there used to be. But I like hearing their voices; I'm glad it’s sunny out, and that they’re happy and playing.
The nap seems to be over, so I try to get out of bed — but I can’t move anything. Something is wrong. Very wrong. I’m groggy, and feel extremely heavy. My left arm won’t move. I panic. A woman comes over and I ask her to help me, reaching up weakly with my right arm. I black out or fall back to sleep.
I wake up again, but as I try to move I realize I still can’t move much. My head moves, maybe my right arm, too. Have I been drugged? Am I paralyzed? This time I’m determined to get up, and then manage to fall out of bed and onto the floor. I lay there, face down, with my left arm pinned under my body. I really can’t move ... what’s going on?