Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Wake up!


I had that uncanny feeling as though my brain was charged with some power the source of which I knew not where.

It was not intentonal but I felt I had to hurt someone, to lacerate them, to kill somebody as I rushed into the kitchen to grab a knife from the drawer.

Everything in the world became so clear as the sun shone, the clouds whisked across the sky and both the moon and the stars shone down on me in kaleidoscopic effect.

It was then that black cloud loomed overhead, evil looking, threatening as though to foil my plans.

Then the thunder boomed and the lightening struck as I cowered in a corner hiding under a blanket lest it find me just as I heard someone call my name.

"Jack, Jack! wake up!" my wife Penny said shaking me, "You are having a nightmare!"

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16 comments:

  1. that is a nightmare. Wonderful story

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  2. Glad it's just a nightmare. Well written.

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  3. I like the shift into flash fiction Old Egg

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  4. Excellent descriptions of the feelings the dream brought!

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  5. Wow, a riveting story. I'm glad it was a dream, I think.

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  6. We live on so many levels of consciousness.

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  7. What a joy to wake up to a wife's loving hand!

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  8. poetry in prose...so lyrical. Enjoyed it so much .

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  9. Sun,stars, and moon all at once. ..powerful imagery.

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  10. Yes, a dream out of our control.

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  11. dude! nicely disturbing Six! (the magic of writing an engaging opening and then not letting the (Reader) go until you're done with 'em

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  12. You took charge with the very first line!
    Riveting, a little disconcerting....and then the letdown? lol
    All a dream. Surely, the beginning of a short story?? :D
    Well done.

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  13. Brilliant OE. You had me staring at the clouds wondering when the storm would arrive - then the unexpected ending. More flash fiction please; you are so good with it!

    Cast Aside - a very short story

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  14. I was expecting this tale to turn out much worse, Old Egg! I have had nightmares like that, when you are trying your best to make sense of it and finally at the moment of pure panic you awaken or someone awakens you. Scary indeed. Now I wonder why he subconsciously feels the urge to kill someone!!!

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