Shark, by John
I *really* like the binaural beats thing; I could feel my mind become very active as soon as I started the app, and was surprised how easily I could sense the left ear/right ear difference – it felt like a whisper in a crowded room that drew my attention. I had a long run of scattered hypnagogic events (not really dreams, just images, coming too quickly to write them down) and then settled in to the dream I tweeted, about the sound of the waves, which was the sound above the binaural beat in the app I used.
I was lying on in the sand on a beach at first, felt the damp sand under me, realized I was naked and was unconcerned with that. I felt drawn into the water then, and was afraid, because I knew there was a shark nearby, then felt the fear change as I became something else. I was aware first that I was becoming more comfortable with the water, with the idea of it pressing in on me from all sides, and aware that what I felt as pressure only a moment before, I now felt as a reassuring warmth. The shark was still there, but I knew it was no longer interested in me, and was a little afraid of me. I could sense the way its movements changed from a sort of twitchy hunting behavior to normal swimming, although I couldn’t see it. Then I became aware that I was finny and sleek, and felt glee in swimming faster and deeper. I surfaced again, one last time and looked at the shore, felt the last tiny pull to return to land, and then felt the image of the land change and realized then that land was the inhospitable and scary place to me and that I was at home in the water.