Sunday, October 14, 2007

Death Wish Part Two

I got home from work at 9:30 one morning, about a week ago. I had Cheerios for breakfast, played with Dookie for a bit, brushed my teeth and crawled in bed. I was asleep as soon as I hit the pillow.

I wrote this as soon as I woke up:

We were driving down a neighborhood street. It was dusty and windy and dark. I'm not sure where we were headed. Me, Christine and my ex-boyfriend were plowing down a dirt road in this huge, green, boat-of-a-car. We skidded to a stop in front of an old house that appeared to be part of a ghost town or movie set at Old Tucson. Something was after us so we ran inside to get away from whatever it was.
Christine and MyEx ran around the corner, down the hallway and through the next door. I tried to follow and got to the end of the hallway when the dark figure came swiftly up and cornered me there. He held out a blade, shaped like a half-moon, and said, "This is what you get for not doing as I say." He held the blade to my throat and pushed. The last thing I remember was the blade going all the way through my throat and envisioning that I was looking down my own trachea which looked like a long, red, sucking tube. I wasn't panicked or franticly trying to get away. I just let it happen. Sure it would be my last, I took a deep breath of warm air and then I woke up.

Again. A violent dream of someone trying to murder me. This time, it appears that they succeeded. What is the significance of this? Is this a premonition? A warning that someone has a death wish for me? A sign that something is off kilter in my life? Perhaps I shouldn't eat Cheerios before bedtime. Or is it a cerebral connection between me and my puppy? I did find a stuffed moose head, minus the body, outside my bedroom door, compliments of Dookie. Is she trying to tell me something?

I have been off of work for several days and have not had any violent, nightmarish dreams. I am unable to recall them when I wake but know, when I open my eyes, that I have had restful sleep and pleasant dreams.
Tonight, I return to work. I am curious to see what the Sandman has in store for me.

Sleep tight, everyone.


kimmyk said...


i hope you have restful sleep tonight and no bad dreams.

those are weird though. what are you eating or drinking at work maybe? think about it.

His Girl Friday said...

Wow, definitely will have to think on that one!

may-b said...

I have weird dreams like that after night shifts too. However, mine usually involve me trying to kill someone. I'm not sure which of us has more issues!

Fleur de Lisa said...

Weird dreams like that always puzzle me. I just went through a stint of odd dreams too. Hope the Sandman was good to you last night!

Jenni said...

Ok, you're starting to freak me out!

Here's hoping that your dreams tonight (today?) are pleasant ones of days on the beach with a hot cabana boy to serve your every whim.

Anonymous said...

When I worked nights I used to have very vivid dreams, some of them premonitions. The one thing I learned early on is that dreams have different meanings then how they are perceived. Don't look at the dream as someone is trying to kill you. Pull the dream apart into smaller catagories; it's telling you something about your work, most likely, but also look toward family, friends and relationships. It's in there somewhere. Keep doing what your doing, writing down as much as you can remember of the dream.


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