To The Lake

In To The Lake, Arash talks to Nancy about how she vividly remembers being a crocodile and how he shouldn’t doubt her when she tells him its fact.

Arash: I was a crocodile in my past life. I am so sure of it. Always have these thoughts, past memories from living under water and on land. Always remember the coolness from under my belly, the rocks, the mud, the grass..everything I touched, really. Had this dream last night that proved it. This dream of mine was so vivid, that it just had to be true. How else would I know?? I was a crocodile! I recall two incidents that are hard to ever forget. One where I ate a man’s arm and another when I got caught in a net, and I was rolling around inside this net, but it would only get tighter and tighter…it was strangling me to death, I was so restricted…I tried to roll in the opposite direction, but it seemed that no matter what I did, the net would dig deeper and deeper into my skin…felt like I was being crushed unto myself…maybe that’s how I died. I think it was, now that I think of it. Had to be, how I died. Whenever it frames my mind I feel this pressure on my chest, it’s so, heavy, this heaviness, this restriction! (beat) I was big. I was bad. I had tremendous power…until I was taken. Many years left in me before they took me, many…probably became some woman’s handbag or cute leather jacket. Did you know that when I cross paths with some form of crock leather…I feel sad? Did you know that about me?

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Arash has been writing stories ever since he could hold a pencil! What started out as an intrinsic love for storytelling has turned into his lifelong passion. There’s nothing he likes better than writing (and reading) stories that is humorous in English and Persian languages, with a touch of Suspense and a poignant streak of truth running through them. Arash is also a YouTuber, Persian singer/songwriter, blogger, traveler, filmmaker, big dreamer, and professional kabob eater. When he’s not writing or dreaming up new stories, you can find him in an adventure road-tripping to national parks! If you want to see Arash in his element (ranting about stories) check out his YouTube channel.

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