I'm heading on a trip soon. I'm trying to be excited about it. I've got Pinterest boards, my suitcase is open and slowly being filled, plane ticket is paid for, nice people waiting for me when I get there... Honestly I should be thrilled!!
But then I get the nightmares- or- well you see they're not exactly nightmares. I fall asleep each night and some mild catastrophe is always awaiting me. My suitcase is stolen. The flight gets canceled. There's no one waiting for me. I'm mugged on the streets. I get a parasite and I'm in agony for the rest of the trip. My debit card doesn't work at the foreign ATMs. Internet is down for the whole trip. I get hurt. I'm ogled on every bus I go on. Nothing works out.
And then I wake up. Exhausted. Anxious. Unfocused. And I'm supposed to be excited for my trip?
No prequels yet. Why not write one?
Comments (9 so far!)
Sorry this isn't very story-like. It's just a bit of a theatrical vent.
- #2141 Posted 2 years ago
I know how it is to have anxiety dreams. But then nothing you dreamed about happens and it's all good!
- #2143 Posted 2 years ago
Yeah it takes me a bit to snap out of it but then everything gets better lol
- #2144 Posted 2 years ago
I've become accustomed to stress dreams, especially this past year. Sometimes it takes me a while to shake off the effects.
- #2145 Posted 2 years ago
Very relatable. I wonder if it's worse for us with imaginations. We can dream up the permutations. Although perhaps that's a strength as well. If you have the time, check out The Zebra Storyteller and the accompanying breakdown. http://notearama.blogspot.com/2014/06/notes-on-zebra-storyteller.html
- #2153 Posted 2 years ago
Thanks for participating in the first challenge, and congrats on being the first official Ficlattè challenge winner! I picked yours in part because it's so relatable and in part because it mirrors the kind of stresses I've dealt with in my own life this last year that have led to repetitive nights of poor sleep and restless dreaming.
- #2189 Posted 2 years ago
Oh my goodness thank you! I'm glad it was a relatable piece.
- #2191 Posted 2 years ago
Haha! First winner of the site. Congrats, princess!
- #2196 Posted 2 years ago
☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️ thank you Sir Robert.
- #2199 Posted 2 years ago
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