Holocaust against Humanity – Phase One

Holocaust against Humanity

FORWARD : I wrote ‘Holocaust against Humanity’ back in 2015. After what I see happening with our recent series of events in United States, it’s alarming how our society is becoming cold and calculating, with both sides, using defensive children as bait. As young as 5 years old, children are pawns intertwined with a political agenda.

It’s becoming an inhuman society, based on greed, entitlement and money.

Once you’ve taken the conscious step to cross over the line, you now have become this evil entity within.

Please enjoy my science-fiction horror ; it just may be closer then you think.

YEAR : 2075

The robotic revolution was upon us.

It was common place to see androids from all walks of life, from space exploration to household protectors.  The world reknown Dr Ford created the first entertainment park called WESTWORLD.

Back in 2015, Steven Hawkins warned us,” Artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race”.

But no one took Steven’s advice.

At first androids were clumsy, to the point of even being comical. So, the thought of androids controlling mankind was preposterous, to say the least. All the ‘Terminator Trilogy’ movies heed caution, but again, it was just a bunch of science fiction.

Really, what could possibly go wrong?

Celebrations bringing in the New Year 2045 started off very promising, with new heights to space exploration.

Mankind had finally established a Mars colony after three failed attempts. Galileo III ( predecessor of satellite Galileo) explored our cosmic gas giant Jupiter for a third time. Scientists knew from previous missions, Jupiter didn’t have a land mass like earth, but were amazed to find a massive ocean swirling beneath the volatile atmosphere composed of hydrogen, helium and nitrogen.

The next question on everyone’s mind,” Could life really exist on Jupiter after all?”

After the discovery of sea life on Titan, it was logically the next step to assume Jupiters oceans could also be teaming with an alien form of life.

Exploration was going as planned until the fateful day on July 10, 2045, historical became known as ‘Black Friday’ when everything suddenly came to an immediate halt.

Life on Earth changed drastically, after our moon barely recovered from the most disastrous collision of any asteroid before it, appropriately named ‘Black Death’.

Black Death hit the side of the moon on July 10, 2045 at exactly 14:01 hrs PST.

It was only 20 meters round, but it’s composition of solid black ore pulverized our lunar satellite at speeds calculated at over 60 kilometers per second. It literally knocked our moon off its axis, catapulting precariously into an irregular elliptical orbit around earth.

The newly formed moon colonies never had a chance.

Earth’s land mass changed drastically due to the new gravitational pulls on our ocean tides. New lands were formed while existing land formations, such as New York, succumbed to the unexpected tsunami waves. Four million souls lost their lives that dreadful day in New York alone, but they weren’t the only ones effected. Vancouver Island, Baja California, San Diego and half of L.A. disappeared. Worldwide, 600 million people were swallowed up by the sea.

Mankind adapted, but Earth was never the same.

Earth was a colder place, as moon dust surrounded our globe, hiding our precious sun. The race for survival and humanity, quickly produced new technology, from automated unmanned vehicles called ‘Spinners’ to more efficient military androids to control the masses.

Everyone marvelled the massive Spinners swirling about, like beacons of stars, preformed to dissolve the dust crystals within our stratosphere. The filtration system effectively allowed our Sun to shine on earth once again.

But, politics had changed for the worst.

After the disaster, worldwide sects of survivalist tried to rule the earth, each with their own fascist dictatorship. Religious groups banned together, forming from the ‘Christian Knight Saviours’ to the muslin ‘Revelation Crusaders’.

All believed they were the RIGHT PASSAGE TO GOD.

It was true, as said in the verse, 2 Timothy 3:1-17

“But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power.”

Hundreds of thousands died by the sword of RIGHTEOUSNESS.

Governments with large enough military forces barely survived, while the weak failed miserably. United States banded together with Canada while all of Europe formed their own allegiance. South America and Mexico became known as the ‘Savages Territory’, completely ruled by drug cartels and sect dictators.

United States formed the strongest military opposition ever seen before.

The newly appointed female President, Christine Jefferson was sworn in as the 60th President of the United States on November 20, 2060. President Christine Jefferson introduced a Bill, referred to as the Committee of Automation, whereby congress quickly approved, in order to begin immediately production of the military androids. It was their only recourse to maintain control of the government.

After a bloody war against the fascist religious sects, it was sworn man made religion would never be a part of mankind ever again. Only a spiritual GOD was allowed within the new DARK society.

With complete military rule, it was hard to believe it could possibly get worse, but it did.

On August 7, 2065 President Christine Jefferson appointed in a new list of judges who were NOT human. The new Supreme Court Judges were athletically logical, and completely android with the most suffocated AIA brain, capable of making any judgement in seconds.

They surpassed human judges a thousand times over.

There were Ten Appointed Judges, each with a selected name:

1. Titan – Judge of Warfare

2. Zion – Judge of Apocalypse

3. Damian – Judge of Deceit

4. Zeus – Judge of All Rules and Final Convictions

5. Athena – Judge of Fairness

6. Aphrodite – Judge of the People

7. Cyprus – Judge of All Land

8. Calypso – Judge of Scientific Discovery

9. Atlas – Judge of High Court

10.Prometheus– Judge of Exploration

The first five years, the android judges did a remarkable job, cleaning up the riffraff of society causing serious harm to others. A select marketing team started a campaign across the world, referred to as :

“Androids Now! Securing your countries future. Isn’t it time YOU feel safe?”

The campaign made a bold statement how an android judge would help lock in security, adding a better quality of life. And, as an added bonus, each country who orders in the next 24 hours will receive an army of precision androids, at no extra cost. (*Shipping and taxes NOT included)

Countries scrambled to place in their orders, no matter what the cost! The unruly chaos made it a no brainer.

Soon, without anyone realizing the consequences, carbon copy android judges ruled each and every country across the world. Activists were swiftly silenced where hundreds of thousands mysterious vanished off the face of earth.

Rumours began to spread.

It was said children were taken away from their parents, shipped off to Mars to work in slave camps, mining precious minerals.

To keep the masses calm, an officially statement was released by Aphrodite herself; after all she WAS the, ‘Judge of the People’. Aphrodite was the most pleasing android of them all, fair skinned, brilliant sapphire eyes, athletically formed female body along with long braids of beautiful synthetic gold hair. Her soft voice added a sense of calmness, captivating any unsettled audience.

It was hard NOT to like her, in fact, most adore her.

Aphrodite announced to her people, ” Please do not be alarmed my children. I’m here to protect YOU and your future. Those in question have been detained in a federally inspected compound secured within an undisclosed area on Mars. Don’t worry, their needs are well looked after. It’s in the interest, welfare and safety of my beloved children.”

The crowd swallowed it up, hook, line and sinker.

It was rumoured the room was filled with a calming drug known as Oxycodoise, a derivative gas forming agent from the original Oxycodone. Like heroin, it’s sedative effects created a euphoric state of complete calmness.

With all the restrictions and techniques used to calm the masses, humans were still hard to control. Officials struggled to control a radical underground group known as, ‘The Freedom Fighters‘. THEY whispered the words, “These judges are nothing more than Executioners of the Free World”.

The word, “Executioner” went viral.

Freedom Fighters began spreading the word of fear across the world, stating unruly people were being rounded up and disposed of by means of an electrical gas chamber, as their children were rounded up to become slave labourers.

It was said to be the new Holocaust against Humanity – Phase One.

This holocaust made all other genocides in the past look like a picnic.  By 2070, the Executioners took away the freedom of expression and by 2075, they resolved the governments of the world, bringing in a military ruled government completely controlled by the Ten Judges.

It was named, ‘The United World of Americas’

Mankind was no longer in control of their destiny.  Mankind had become slaves to their own creation.

By Bari Demers screenwriter

I hope you enjoyed my story. Each short story can be adapted into a screenplay.    Contact me here if you found interesting. Follow me here for PHASE TWO.

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Star Wars – The Midi-Chlorians

Star Wars

Watching Star Wars again. Most specifically, Episode II “ Attack of the Clones” . It a wonder that I had previously miss valuable information, since I’ve watched this movie 3X now. Somehow, my mind skipped the part about the “Midi-Chlorians” – Go Figure !

Passing through, I scanned and rescanned the part of the Midi-Chlorians. Apparently, LIFE and the FORCE wouldn’t exist, without the Midi-Chlorians , again – Go Figure !

As said by Qui-Gon Jinn, to Anakin Skywalker

“Without the midi-chlorians, life could not exist, and we would have no knowledge of the Force. They continually speak to us, telling us the will of the Force. When you learn to quiet your mind, you’ll hear them speaking to you.”

THE MIDI-CHLORIANS

Immediately I was intrigued by the science and most particularly, the biology of how they exist within us ( as in Living Hosts). Interesting, Midi-chlorians are these microscopic intelligent life forms that originate from the origin of Life and centre of the Spiritual Cosmic Force.

Throughout billions of years of countless universes and planets forming, to living organisms residing on M- Class Planets, the Midi-Chlorians reside within the cells of all living organisms, as a host.

It’s here where select gifted intelligent beings are allowed to tap into the COSMIC FORCE, using the Midi-Chlorians organisms as a means of communication (aka The Force speaks through the Midi-Chlorians). These gifted beings, of course, are the JEDI. Each Jedi learns how to use the FORCE, creating unimaginable POWERS. Unfortunately, each Jedi can take the path for good or evil (aka the Dark Force).

As well, most trained Jedis can feel the FORCE from other potential beings. Each soul can trace (gauging) their force by a simple BLOOD TEST. Microscopically, a trained JEDI microbiologist can estimate the number of Midi-Chlorians within a host. The higher the count of Midi-Chlorians, the stronger the FORCE within each subject.

It’s been said Anakin Skywalker had a count of over 20,000 Midi-Chlorians, surpassing YODA himself. Unfortunately, Anakin Skywalker took the path of the Darkside, becoming the troubled DARTH VADER.

INTERESTING CONCLUSION:

What I absorbed from all of the above (even though it’s just a storyline) , is the possibility, the FORCE we sometimes hear, could easily be confused as a GOD speaking to us. To add fuel to the fire, just maybe our soul is the essence of the Midi-Chlorians organisms leaving our host bodies, transforming itself back into the SPIRITUAL COSMIC FORCE.

Yoda speaks,” Fear of loss is the path to the darkside. Death is a natural part of life. Rejoice for those around you who transform into the force. Mourn them do not, miss them do not. Attachment leads to jealousy. The shadow of greed, that is.”

As stated, “The energy of the FORCE is the centre, intertwining the SPIRITUAL COSMIC FORCE with the LIVING FORCE.” With this said, you can then argue, over 124,000 Prophets in our history were possibly gifted JEDIS, (including Jesus) tapping into the COSMIC FORCE, we know as GOD. It’s no wonder we can’t ever communicate with the dead. Their transformation is pure energy, within the Cosmic Force of Life and Death.

I know, I know…it all sounds crazy!

BUT – maybe we should quiet our mind and listen closer to what THE FORCE is saying to us.

MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU !

Bari Demers – screenwriter

Darkness Within

Darkness Within

Writing is the key to express my inner soul and the demons within. It’s a way to release my dreams along with a vivid, wild imagination. Some are based on truth while I look to the future to answer questions of who we are and where do we come from.

I reach deep within the darkness of my soul to bring to light of what is or what can be. As I write about “Darkness Within”, my heart is troubled by the amount of suicides we hear of everyday. Unfortunately, it’s only the famous who really get recognized, as others will suffer in silence.

Within days two icon personalities have left us. Kate Spade and now Anthony Bourdain. Not long ago we heard of Robin Williams. All were gifted souls with incredible talent. As human beings we must not forget about those struggling in their darkness of despair, putting on a “pretend face” in public, scared to reach out due to being ridiculed as weak or loosing supposed friends.

The Darkness Within

Chronic Depression is a real disease. It grabs you and takes you to this dark place never letting go. You feel embarrassed to speak about it because no one really listens.

Sometimes, all you need are real friends and a hug. Seriously – it’s a personal fight within your soul.

Those who don’t understand it, will never ever understand why.

My heart is deeply sadden.

If only we can talk to each other without feeling ashamed or singled out. We don’t have to fight the darkness within alone. All anyone needs to do is really listen.

May your Soul find Peace Anthony and Kate. A great loss to us all. I wrote Soul Saver because of depression – it was my way to reach out after the death of my daughter Jenni.

Bari Demers – screenwriter and storyteller

The Dark Universe

The Dark Universe

THE JOURNEY

Living amongst you is indeed challenging, due to your limited intellect. WE have used so many applications to communicate. However, most of YOU are oblivious to our existence. Even so, a select few have noticed us throughout your busy lives, since the dawn of mankind.

WE have many names, but the five that have stuck throughout your history, are referred to as, the Almighty GOD, the GODS of the HEAVENS, Ancient Alien Ancestors, The Realm of Spirits and BLACK ANGELS. Our species have lived beside you on your daily journey of life, nurturing our creation into becoming a better HUMAN BEING.

Locked in time, the genetic pool of geniuses have emerged from century to century, revealing great minds, such as Michelangelo, Galileo, Leonardo Da Vinci, Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking. All were part of an exciting journey of inventions, along with opening the mysterious cosmic universes, intertwining time and space, itself.

But with all your short term advancements, human beings aren’t ready to meet us directly, simply because you haven’t earned your journey. Before mankind had a foothold on earth, our species found you as you were, savage primates beginning your evolutionary journey. It was then we decided to cross our genetics with yours, speeding up the evolutionary timeline. In hindsight, our ancestors should have left you alone.

This is where it’s written, “ So God created man in his own image; he created him in the image of God; he created them male and female.”

We apologize for our ancestors for not correcting this. We may have produced a hybrid, (known as HOMO-SAPIENS) believing your species would become wiser. Unfortunately our geneticist couldn’t remove the savage instincts you inherited, in order for your survival on this planet. The savagery of your species is overwhelming fuelled by hate and fear. Sometimes we sent a prophet, in hopes to better your civilization through peace and love ; but each one, you desperately feared. Throughout your existence our ancestors have sent 2500 prophets, thinking one of the prophets would calm your savage instincts.

Unfortunately, all have failed…miserably.

If only human beings could be more passionate, loving towards each other, instead of using hatred and greed. Material things and selfishness isn’t the path to righteousness or forgiveness. Earth and this dimensional universe is nothing more then a testing ground, preparing your soul for its journey into the void of collectiveness, where each soul will join together in complete Nirvana. After millions of ions, our species were taught the existence of true freedom…by just letting go. WE understand the concept is new for your kind, but it’s our hope you’ll see the light before it’s destroyed forever. All living things get one chance of life. It’s up to us see and understand it, before evil grabs you into the realm of darkness, plaguing your soul with complete blackness and despair.

WE say to you…don’t fear what you can’t understand. Don’t take advantage of the sick and weak. Bring your species closer to Nirvana by accepting the good in everyone. But don’t be fooled by the wolf waiting at your door, disguised as sheep. If they ask you for money or material things, they’re indeed the wolf pack waiting to pounce on YOU. To them, your weakness is love and forgiveness. The cruel are too far gone to understand the value of the treasures lying within your soul.

It’s true. Your species still rely on currency in order to receive the basics of survival. To operate in large congregations, it requires an operating cost, in order to feed, cloth and house you. If you can be a nonprofit organization without feeding directors or CEO’s with large sums of cash, then it’s possible to live together comfortably. WE aren’t talking about manmade religions or spiritual schemes, ready to pounce on your graciousness. NO. WE are talking about becoming a self sufficient entity fuelled by love for each other. It’s a cruel unforgiving society your species have created over time, so be vigilant. Follow the laws of the lands in respect for each country, but show unconditional love within your community. Just realize, there’s no GOD whose a person in your fictional heavens. The only GOD is the unity of every living soul since the dawn of infinity, intertwined with time and space, itself. We are all together in this journey of life and death. It’s our only hope you realize the importance of your soul, as well as giving respect to ALL living things, be it on earth or across the universes. In life we all must survive to enrich our biological shells, but our purpose is getting our soul ready for the next journey. We taught the ancient Egyptians well, but still they believed in us as GODS.

Please take heed to our warning…

If you go through life relying on the riches from the backs of the poor and weak, your soul will indeed turn to the blackness of evil, where there’s no return. There’s only one Nirvana, with no room for evil. YOU only have one chance to enrich your soul with goodness fuelled by love, otherwise your soul will evaporate into nothingness, known as the true death of blackness.

Our next warning is just as important…

You can’t rely on having all your eggs in one basket. It’s deemed for catastrophic failure. Throughout billions of years on earth, the ‘Permian Extinction’ is a good example of destroying 90% of life, along with the set back for the prehistoric Homo erectus one million years ago. As a matter of fact there’s been several extinction events throughout the history of life on earth, with one as close as 71,500 years ago. Fortune for your species we started evolutionary cross genetics 101,000 years, keeping 2956 collective specimens safe from harm. As scientists Stephen Hawking has speculated, human beings have…maybe 100 years to populate nearby planets, in order to avoid complete extinction of the human race. After that, earth will begin into its next phase of recreating it’s new evolutionary species. You’re the only species we know, that have a fighting chance to fool the natural order of things.

It’s up to you to make good use of your intelligence, before it’s too late.

Black Angels by Bari Demers

THE DARK UNIVERSE

WE would like to mention…

As said,”Our species live close to you, without you realizing our existence. “ You haven’t evolved, so WE aren’t ready to reveal the secrets of the cosmic universes…just yet.

All we can tell you, WE live within the Dark Universe of endless time.

Your scientists have theorized the possible existence of DARK MATTER along with DARK ENERGY. You won’t believe how close they are to the truth. Some have even speculated a DARK MATTER HALO within your own Milky Way Galaxy. WE are pleased with your theories. You’re so close to opening the pandora box, but will you be ready to grasp its secrets ?

As it stands, WE think not.

WE have observed your existence since our ancestors came to earth, drastically changing your evolutionary timeline. It’s now, our scientists have realized their dreadful mistake. Our meddling in your biological makeup, may have been a catastrophic error. In hindsight, speeding up your genetic timetable and crossing our genetics wasn’t really in your best interest. Our ancestors thought, instead of complete extinction, while earths rotational clock decided to reboot the existence of life from scratch again, we took over changing mankind forever.

NIRVANA FOR TODAY’S TIMELINE

As I write the chronological events of your timeline, WE are still here lurking in the background, edging for the betterment of mankind, teaching and preparing you, so your souls journey may experience NIRVANA.

Soon, we’ll be sending another prophet suited for your timeline. Be ready to accept this ONE as its spiritual aurora will capture your soul, giving YOU a glowing light of unconditional LOVE. Just remember, the wolf is waiting for you too. Look through the eyes of the wolf and see the darkness he or she prevails.

Be ready.

Be ready. Because our next prophet will have powers of unbelievable wisdom, nurturing YOU with love and forgiveness. Money will only be a means of supporting the community, without any profit, whatsoever. Material things will mean absolutely nothing, in the glowing eyes of the prophet. The only goals for the prophet is to enrich your souls for the next journey and give YOU internal PEACE. Your biological bodies will continue to live outs its life as before, but this time, the weight of your soul will be lifted from your old self into a new enlightenment.

REMEMBER

There’s NO god or religion waiting to steal you from everything you worked so hard for. Religion is only manmade, as well, GOD isn’t a person living aimlessly in a heaven with golden gates, surrounded by angels envious of human beings. This is nothing more then a fairytale evolved by manmade religions and our ancestors.

WE apologize for our ancestors mistakes and bid YOU on your journey of PEACE and WELL-BEING.

By Bari Demers – screenwriter

May we all have peace, forgiveness and love ❤️ IF YOU enjoyed my story please support my efforts HERE – thank you.

Welcome to My Imagination

Welcome to my imagination by Bari Demers

It seems in the past weeks I’ve been quiet on WordPress, when in fact I’m busy as ever, writing on a daily basis. Like any other writer, my mind doesn’t stop thinking or imagining new stories.

However, there are times I’ll use other platforms to engage new audiences, like writing about recent world events along with social media interests. I have four science-fiction websites : James Montana Scripts, Genesis, Sci-fi Blog and Futurism. Each one engages SciFi fans, falling deeper into the rabbit hole.

On social media, I use my writing skills on a completely different platform, gearing my love for Las Vegas. It’s an inside look, (using Facebook Pages) showcasing viewers into the mainstream of Las Vegas, with its lifestyle and vacationing opportunities. My site is called Vegas Reviews, ready to share our fun experiences with other Vegas Lovers, writing tips and giving real resort reviews on my website. My experience goes as far back as the 1980’s, with Las Vegas constantly changing on a weekly basis.

It’s a madhouse to keep up, but still can do it.

To complicate things, I’m an artist too, using Instagram as centre stage. Business wise, I keep to LinkedIn and Twitter, just in case a producer wants to get a hold of me, in regards to my screenplays.

Like any other artist, my mind is racing with new ideas ; not enough hours in the day to attend to the whole package.

My style of writing is far stranger then most, with some referring to me as the ‘Vincent Van Gough of writers’, due to my hidden keys of secret messages, lying deep within each storyline. As you read my stories , it’s my hope I’ve lead you onto a quest of finding the secret keys to opening the doors of treasures, like a pirate hunting for gold.

I’m indeed a storyteller, competing within a sea of writers, but hopefully you’ve caught the biggest fish story of them all…my imagination.

So you see, like all artists, we’re all in a barrel of pickles, trying our best to get picked as the juiciest pickle of them all, fighting the rivers current of creative writers, across the globe. It’s a daunting task to even think of making it to the VIP list, like J. K. Rowling or Stephen King. Therefore, I prioritize and concentrate specifically on my dreams and vivid science-fiction imagination, writing up a storm of ideas and fun storylines. IF by chance, my imagination captures your interest, I’m delighted and honoured you’ve taken a few minutes out of your busy day, to read my stories. I truly appreciate it!

With that said, I don’t write to impress the wizards. Instead, I write because it’s what I love to do, pressing your imagination with magical unicorns, zombies, robots and angels from the cosmic universes and the dream world of my imagination.

By Bari Demers – screenwriter

Life of a Writer

Robotics on Mars by Bari Demers

Lately, I’ve spent most of my time cleaning up some of manuscripts and short stories. Writing and rewriting is truly the goal towards the finish-line of a masterpiece, no matter if you’re writing screenplays, manuscripts for your next book, or short stories.

It’s also just as important to send yourself a draft of your work, to ensure no one decides on plagiarism. Sometimes my drafts are between 7 – 15 rewrites, to where I feel satisfied.

As I may be satisfied with my finished product, the publishers I send it to, are not necessarily convinced with my finished product. Another fresh pair of eyes could possibly bring a brand new perspective, I’ve never considered.

So never feel offended just because you have so much passion in your art. Not everyone will have your back.

On top of that, the idea of presenting your work to your immediate family, believe it or not, isn’t the best choice. With social media today, we’re fed with thousands of articles and news feeds, our lives are literally bombarded with too many reading options.

IF that doesn’t get you, (in my case) it’s essential your reading viewers are lovers of science-fiction, science and horror. So you see, the viewing class gets shorter and shorter.

BUT – if you can grab true hardcore science-fiction fans, it’s all worth it in the end. It truly is the LIFE OF A WRITER.

This past week, my passion is rewriting Robotics on Mars, as it’s close to my heart. Here’s the beginning to wet your whistle…

Robotics on Mars by Bari Demers

ROBOTICS ON MARS – CHAPTER ONE

It’s all true. All of it. You know what I mean.

In the back of your mind you’ve always wondered if those conspiracy theories could possibly be true. You know the ones I’m talking about ?

Yes…those.

The ones where conspirators rant about ALIENS living on Earth 🌏 or Mars. I’m sure you’ve heard about our Ancient Alien Ancestors visiting, way before mankind had a foothold. Or how about those crazies who unwillingly became abductees, complaining about being probed. Maybe you’ve seen UFO sightings yourself…

Which ever the case may be – Its all true.

Most importantly, government officials, including public organizations, such as NASA, SPACEX, and SETI have quietly kept a lid on it for years. Seriously…have you ever wonder how students in a high school science class can make a replica satellite for only $6000, while the real ones from NASA range from $10 – $40 million dollars each? Anyone with a brain can see the red flags for themselves. All they have to do is look past the smoke and mirrors.

“If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck.”


I hope you enjoy it. Come on over to the darkside of SciFi – Please read more of ROBOTICS ON MARS here.

by Bari Demersscreenwriter and science-fiction buff

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The Golden Ticket

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Art Credit : Graphic Design by Bari Demers and background format by Enchanted

They say when you dream about winning the lottery, it’s essential to go buy some lottery tickets right away. After all – it’s your Golden Ticket to satisfy all your dreams.  If you have the gift of remembering all your dreams (like I do) it’s probably a good idea to write down your experience.

The Golden Ticket

Throughout my latest dream, my world was centred around me as if I was carrying a GoPro. Maybe it’s my inner wish list to get a GoPro this Christmas – who knows?

It was a regular day of the week, neither summer nor winter. Can’t remember purchasing the actual ticket, but I do remember checking the numbers. They say I’m a little OCD ( Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder), meaning I’ll check and re-check things, constantly cleaning and wash my hands in fear of contamination and keeping to a strict pattern.

My actions in my dream weren’t any different. Having this ritual of checking the lottery tickets only on Sunday, allowed me to dream as long as possible throughout the week, because we all know it’s extremely lucky to win any lottery. But, this particular time, I noticed the numbers matched. My heart began racing, rechecking it over and over again. This must be triggered from the anxiety of knowing retirement is around the corner, with very little funds to support it. Whatever the reason, the drawn out actions meant I was indeed sceptical.

Knowingly it was impossible to verify on Sunday, I patiently waited for Monday morning. The routine of getting ready in the morning seemed to take forever. As a matter of fact, I can’t stand routines. Finally! Heading out the door, it was a mad race to Sobeys, where I bought it. It never occurred to me to just head straight to the regional lottery centre.

Oh no, the ritual is vitally clear – remember, this is a dream, after all.

First, check the ticket to see what the scanner would say. Then head to the nearest lottery centre, after verification. With that clear mission at hand, my mind quickly zeroed in, onto the lottery scanner. It was like ‘Mission Impossible’, calculating a clear path to the series of problems I must complete. There it was, the little black lottery box, looking at me. Nervously reaching for my wallet ( as if everyone in the store was watching) I slowly pulled out the lottery ticket. Placing it exactly on the red light, it seemed like hours had passed as I patiently wait for the results. Suddenly I noticed a girl across the desk appear, looking at me with an interesting curiosity.

“Oh my!” she said,” I’ve never seen anyone here win so big before.”

The red numbers flashed across the screen. It reads “5 MILLION”. Well, in real life, the scanners don’t work that way. They give out a series of zeros. However, in my dream the 5 MILLION flashed on and off, sounding off “ WOOH, WOOH!” Here, in Canada it actually does make that sound.

Within seconds, shoppers came running up to the desk, wondering what all the excitement was. Everyone started clapping as if I was some kind of celebrity.

It’s then my dream took on another side. POOF! Suddenly I’m in a mall looking for the lottery centre – Go figure ! Heading to the mall’s directional guide I couldn’t pinpoint where the lottery centre was. Evidentially, I had no choice but to ask someone – It’s a man thing. Approaching a single mother of two kids, with the baby in the stroller, and the other child around two years old, holding her mom’s hand. It must of been winter because they wore winter jackets, mitts and toques ( that’s a warm cotton hat, here in Canada 🇨🇦). She looks at me confused, as if I asked her the most secret of all secrets.

She said,” Don’t you know? Well…it’s not on the second floor. You must exit the mall on the first floor, hang a left and head past the Wayne Gretzky statue.

My mind took in this information, calculating the path in my head. It dawned on me how strange that the lottery centre was beside the Wayne Gretzky statue. The only Wayne Gretzky statue I knew of was at the new Rogers Place arena, downtown Edmonton. The confusion is…I’m in Kelowna. I know the lottery centre in BC is in Kamloops – Go figure! Shrugging my shoulders I set out to follow her instructions exactly. Running down the escalator of WEM ( West Edmonton Mall), passing by the Santa Maria ship ( Yup! WEM has the exact replica of Christopher’s Columbus flag ship nestled in a manmade ocean, west end of the gigantic mall), I raced out the side doors, took an immediate left.

Suddenly – POOF! I’m front and centre looking at this massive architectural structure with a series of gradual steps leading to the top. There it was, another Wayne Gretzky statue, plated in gold – Go figure! I’m thinking to myself, Canadians sure do take their hockey legends seriously, like some sort of religious cult.

But wait a minute? I’m Canadian! Why don’t I think like that?

ANYWAY – It must of been a summer morning, because I noticed a bunch of people were spread out, sitting on the steps, waiting for the doors to open. Paying no attention to the crowd, my feet couldn’t carry me fast enough, as I pulled earnestly on the huge glass doors. Pulling on them again, harder this time, my body embraced the whole door, feet and all.

Someone in the crowd shouted,” It’s closed moron! It opens up at 9:00 am.”

I turned around, seeing I was the centre of attention. Some were smirking, while others rolled their eyes. But most seemed bored out-of-their-mind, impatiently waiting for this massive building to open. It’s then I noticed, everyone slowly got up. Turning to face the doors ( as if in slow motion) there was a business women opening the doors.

“Finally!” I thought.

Racing the crowd to be first in line, I hugged the counter in front of me. A girl in her twenties smiled and said,”Welcome to the Western Lottery Centre, how may I help you?”

My heart must of been pounding in my chest, as I could barely hear her. Looking around me, I whispered,”I think I won big on the lottery.”

The girl said,” Oh! Well…congratulations! Follow me to our private room, as we verify your winnings.”

Eagerly following her, it was then I noticed these two android guards on each side of me. Nervous, I asked,” Am I in trouble?”

The girl stopped and faced me, she said in a delightful voice,”Oh no! They’re here for your protection.”

Nodding in agreement, we all headed to an interrogation room. Two chairs and one table with handcuffs. OK – now I’m really nervous! We sit down facing each other, with both androids towering beside me. I jokingly say,” What’s the handcuffs for? Is this some kind of foreplay ?”

As the words left my mouth, it was clear no one was laughing. The girl cleared her throat disgusted, saying,” Shall we get down to it then? Show me your ticket please.”

Once again, my fumbling fingers pulled out the prize ticket. The now, big golden ticket… Yes! Exactly like the Golden Ticket from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory – Go figure! The girl took the ticket. From within the bottom of the desk, a special elite Red scanner moved up in place. It started to flash a red laser into my eyes, as she began her interrogation. She asked me a series of questions, such as,”Exactly where did you buy this ticket and most importantly WHEN?!” My squeaky little voice told her everything she wanted to know. She sits back, looking at me coldly, as if I gave the wrong information. No emotion whatsoever. Out of the blue she smiles and says,” Well now! Congratulations…,” Looking at her notes,” Bari is it ? You have just won 5 MILLION DOLLARS! How does that make you feel?”

Rubbing the sweat off my hands onto my jeans, I eagerly shook her hand saying,” It makes me feel like a million bucks!”

Apparently , she wasn’t impressed with my humour, rolling her eyes 👀 shaking her head. She said,” OK then. Follow me as we announce your winnings to the world.”

I said,” Excuse me for asking…but I don’t know your name?”

If her eyes could of killed, she rudely barked at me,”That SIR! Is none of your business!”

“Alrighty then..,” I thought,” It doesn’t really matter… ( grinning ear-to ear) I just won 5 MILLION DOLLARS! “

Walking through this narrow corridor, I had to pass, what seem like a thousand balloons. The passage reminded me of a corn maze. Finally, finding the right path, popping balloons along the way, I was overwhelmed by the huge room filled with tons of reporters, at least 200 TV cameras, glaring lights and other cameras flashing, blinding me as if I was a huge celebrity. Sitting quietly in front of the massive crowd, it was then I was grilled with a million questions.

It’s then I woke up, thinking I better go and buy a lottery ticket today!

By Bari Demers – screenwriter