The figure came to her at night, a luminous being that hovered above her bed and held out a hand.
“I can teach you to astral travel,” they whispered. “Come fly the etherial spaces between worlds with me.”
Thinking it a dream, she took the offered hand. She felt an unpleasant but not painful pulling sensation, and found herself hovering above her body. Without breath or heartbeat, she was overcome by the sense of her own stillness.
“But how do I get back?”
“Back to what?” The being asked.
“My body.”
“I don’t understand,” they said. “What is a body?”

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