Short Stories - The Mattress Factory (part 2)
The next day he goes to the same place, and realizes there's a spot of blood on the pavement. A brief moment of confusion passes over him before he finds the inner courage to feel his head - there's a bump. He remembers he doesn't have a spouse, he never did. He continues to his job, not willing to let this paranormal experience effect his life. He doesn't want to seem abnormal. When watching scary movies he'd always vowed to remain calm in these situations. Instead of freaking out like the characters always do, he'd accept the paranormal, and stay composed. And here was his chance to prove to himself he can.
After a few uneventful days at work, he feels unproductive and talks to his boss about other opportunities, he's promptly ignored.
Disgruntled, frustrated and fuming, he attempts to break the glass in the office. He discovers he's not able to pick up the chair to smash against the window. His hand passes right over. An intense wave of relief passes over him. He should be scared, he thinks, but he can't help being excited about the opportunities as it fades into his reality that he is no longer in this world. Suddenly reformed into an optimist, he chooses to see the wonder of this new power of unlimited exploration, discovering the secrets of the world, rather than focusing on his death. He will finally see area 51.