Posted January 2013: Nightmare

I had another one of those nightmares where I thought I was awake, but I wasn’t. This is becoming really disturbing.

In my dream, I had been asleep in my bed, and I woke up to see my closet door swing open by itself. In the darkness of my closet, I saw a black presence coming toward me. I couldn’t see any details, but the figure had a human shape, kind of like those wraith things in the dream about the little boy with the silver mirror. This shadow thing, whatever it was, was completely black, black-hole black, the kind of blackness that is so dark that it eats light. And now it was in my room, coming to eat me.

Then I heard something hit my window. It sounded like something pecking the glass, trying to get into my room. That’s when I woke up for real, gasping for breath like I’d been suffocating.


© Melissa Eskue Ousley 2012