Mark's email entry stood out to me and he's given me permission to share it. Soooo, here it is.
I took the tiny vial from the wizened old woman; there was a cloudy swirling fluid inside. She told me that it could take me anywhere in the past I wanted to go. I thought about where I would like to go. Of course! The Cretaceous Period! I have always love dinosaurs, and that is when my favorites lived.
I tipped the vial back slamming it like a fine scotch. I nearly choked, as the potion was the foulest stuff I have ever tasted. Then, as it settled in my stomach, I felt woozy. A mist appeared and flowed into the room, slowly filling my vision.
As it began to thin, I saw shapes in the shadows. I also heard sounds that I have never heard before, roars, and snarls. The mist finally dissipated, and I saw them. A pack of raptors; they were hunting. The one in back stopped following the pack, and sniffed around it. It looked right at me, then barked, not quite like a dog, but similar. The others came back to it, and all looked my way. I was beginning to get scared. Just as the started coming my way, the mist flowed from the ground surrounding me.
The mist cleared, and I was back in the room with the old woman. Was it real or did I hallucinate it all?