The funny thing about nightmares is that they seem so real when you’re in them but once you wake up, they dissipate like smoke.
Or at least that’s what usually happens.
Nightmares about monsters and strange creatures are easy to dismiss in the light of day as flights of imaginations, or as a direct result of your scary movies/podcasts addiction, but what about the other kind? Dreams about things that aren’t fantastical or outlandish but very much within the realm of the possible, and therefore even scarier? How do you dismiss those? Even in the light of day those dreams can haunt you, filling your mind with half-formed fear and a nagging feeling of dread.
The same basic nightmare to be exact, and the only monsters in it are the human kind. Every night I go to bed, and every morning I’m jarred awake by a nightmare around 6am, and then all day I can’t shake the intangible feeling of being afraid.
It’s almost midnight now and I’m exhausted, but somehow I can’t bring myself to attempt sleep. I don’t want another nightmare…