When I was about ten my family went to Las Vegas. I always stare out the window on road trips, enjoying the view and daydreaming. About two thirds of the way there I was looking out the window and there was a huge meadow bordered by a forest and in the meadow was a mansion. The strange thing is, looking back on it, the forest was only a few feet thick going all around the house except on the roadside and then there wasn’t any more. At the time I remember thinking how beautiful it was and that whoever lived there was very lucky to live in the middle of such a large forest. On the way back I watched out the window the entire trip, anxious, for some reason, to see the mansion again but it wasn’t there. There wasn’t even a field the entire trip and we were traveling the same route back as we had used to get there. I have no idea why or how this happened or why I was so anxious to see the mansion again. I can only wonder if someone somewhere is wondering: Who lives in that beautiful mansion and why is it directly off a highway?
From: “Amy Ryan” firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Missing Mansion
Date: Thursday, April 20, 2006 8:10 PM