Leo was stunned. His car passed right through the creature like it was fog! It left a heavy stench that seemed to stick to the vinyl interior. He almost gagged as he watched it through the rear view mirror, hopping to the other side of the street.
Forcing his attention forward, he saw a crowd of pedestrians waiting for the light to change. A large monster on spindly legs roamed among them, slapping its snout against the people. As it pushed at the crowd, they moved in response like a herd of sheep. Yet they appeared oblivious to its presence.
It took forever for the light to change. Leo shivered uncontrollably, wanting to warn the crowd and at the same time realizing that they couldn't see the creature preying on them. Leo realized that he was seeing two realities superimposed on each other. But his world didn't seem conscious that the other world existed.
Of course, he could also be totally insane.
Home at last, Leo's palms were clammy and the back of his shirt soaked. His muscles ached from tension. Things were lurking everywhere now, like hungry animals. He grabbed Amy's homework, ran into the house and locked the door.
Leaning against it, he laughed bitterly. "Now I'm locking out my imagination. Oh yeah, I'm real impressive marriage material."
Remembering Amy, he tiptoed to her room and softly tapped on the closed door.
No answer. He smelled something sour. Leo peeked in.
"Oh my God!"