Hands clap and I’m awake.
“Everything ok?” the hypnotist asks, a mischievous glint in his eye.
No! Everything’s different.
Arriving home, my neighbour greets me.
I doff an invisible hat.
“Any plans for today?” she asks.
I walk to my rose bush and prune my roses with invisible shears.
“Are you alright?”
I shake my head.
I’m a writer. He claimed he’d help me master the art of ‘show don’t tell’.
I agree, his little trick was funny at first… until he failed to reverse it!
So, until he succeeds, I’m left to gesture through life… completely animated!