Nightmares: The Awakening

The Nightmares are getting worse! The last two, recurring at the scene of a long-ago childhood haunted house (or so the legend would tell it) scared the living hell right out of me. So now I’m afraid to sleep. Terrified that the next nightmare will have me face to face with the dead owner of that evil place. Afraid to step foot upon his haunted grounds and rouse him from his slumber. Terrified at the consequences of his — Evil Awakening! Continue reading “Nightmares: The Awakening”

Nightmares: The Calling

Yet another two fingers of brandy and down it went in two quick burning gulps. That should do it! I hoped. So with a warm glow spreading nicely in my belly, I headed off to bed. Perhaps a little tipsy, but now with real hopes of passing out for the night uninterrupted. No nightmares tonight Mr. Sandman I pleaded. But in the end, I suppose he wasn’t listening. Or more likely — just didn’t give a damn! Continue reading “Nightmares: The Calling”

Nightmares: Black Cat and the Legend of Old Man Griffin

I must say I’m very flattered by all the well-wishers bearing sympathy, suggestions and advice on my ongoing nightmare issues. Looks like I’m not alone in dealing with this problem and just knowing that — has its comforts. In fact, a few of your suggestions I’ve taken to heart. The results let’s say, and not wanting to get too ahead of myself — looks promising. Continue reading “Nightmares: Black Cat and the Legend of Old Man Griffin”

The Nightmares Are Back!

The last time I awoke screaming in terror and stinking of fear from a haunting Nightmare, was when (as you may recall) my evil side paid me an unwelcome late-night visit. Since then, things have been pretty calm. Then the Pandemic hits and resulting self-isolation’s. Stressed and alone for long stretches at a time is it any wonder one’s emotional mind slowly begins to unravel. Perceptions blur, thinking and overthinking, worries and fears, memories start to get tangled and before you know it — The Nightmares Return! Continue reading “The Nightmares Are Back!”

Nightmare: A Visit From My Evil Side

Out of the terror of my nightmare, up and up my upper-body suddenly bolts upright. Awake now, I find I’m drenched in sweat. My heart jackhammering in my chest and my pulse is pounding. A beginnings of a scream is lodged somewhere deep down in my throat. Confused and wild-eyed there is a smell of fear like a putrid roaring fever and it’s everywhere in the room! And this smell of fear I find — is coming from me! Continue reading “Nightmare: A Visit From My Evil Side”