The Splinter from a Parallel Dimension

A couple of years ago I dreamed I was scooting my feet along a wooden deck and got a splinter. The pain of the splinter woke me up. Upon awakening, the pain did not go away, so I got up and turned on the light to have a look at the bottom of my foot. Lo and behold, there was really a splinter. I guessed I must have picked up a splinter somewhere without noticing and had a dream to let me know about it. The incredible thing was the size of the splinter. How could I get a splinter like that and not even notice it until after I fell asleep at night?! But there it was. I got my tweezers, pulled it out, and put the splinter in the candle holder plate on the nightstand next to my bed intending to tell everybody about my dream and show them the splinter. The next day, the splinter was gone.

About a year later my foot started hurting in the exact spot where I pulled the splinter out. At first I thought maybe the splinter had broken off and there was another piece of it trying to work it's way out of my body. I looked and looked, and even got a needle and poked around in my foot. But I couldn't find any more splinter. And then the delete key went out on my computer. I took it to the Apple store, they pulled off the delete key, and there was the splinter. I took the splinter home, put it in a baggie so I could show everyone, and promptly lost the baggie. It's gone. I have no idea where it is. That was several months ago. Since then, my foot has been hurting off and on where the splinter came out.

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