I never want to have this nightmare again...

United States
April 21, 2017 10:40am CST
Something woke me from my sleep.. I start to listen carefully and realize that it's the front door. I don't hear the familiar bark I would expect, but then the dog hasn't been feeling well lately either... I sneak out of bed, something tells me that I should sneak out of bed to check. Cracking the bedroom door open is no easy feat because, well, it creaks. I accomplish it somehow and see a man dressed all in black facing away from me. He's heading through the kitchen to where my mom must be sleeping. Somehow I know it's odd I know that, but I go with it anyway. I pick up my phone and dial 911 while I decide whether to stay inside the home or leave through the window. I decide leaving through the window is the best bet, as I can talk normally to the dispatcher on the other end of the line. I'm talking with the lady, explaining that I saw a man walk into the home dressed all in black and heading for my mom. As I do this, I go a few yards away to where I have a vantage point of the house, but am hidden as well. This is behind the home, and there's little chance he'll see me here, but I'm still afraid. "Please." I say to the woman. "Please send them quickly. I am terrified for my mom. She can't defend herself." I sit in that spot, terrified, until I hear sirens. By this time my family has also shown up. I am not sure how, because I did not call them. I talk to the police and then ask where my mom is. That's when my cousin pipes up to tell me that she's most likely dead. I shove this cousin to the floor, and my grandfather admonishes her for her cruel words. We have to head to a hotel, it's not safe in any of our homes apparently. I walk into the hotel room that I was assigned, and call my place of employment.... They are upset with me, and I feel like I am going to lose my job... I had to write it out to get it out of my head. It was the most horrible nightmare a person could have. Generally, when I dream about my mom, I realize that she has passed away, no matter how real the dream seems. This time, however, the dream was very real and my subconscious didn't let me know that my mom was already deceased. It was simply horrible.
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• United States
21 Apr
Whoa, when I started reading this, I thought it really happened. That is a scary dream, glad it didn't really happen.
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• United States
21 Apr
It was made even scarier because I felt like it was happening... I dream about my mom on a regular basis, but every dream I have... my subconscious reminds me that she's deceased.... this time I wasn't so sure... It wasn't until my cousin said something in the dream that my subconscious connected and I relaxed because I realized it was a dream.
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@Happy2BeMe (50665)
• Canada
21 Apr
Sounds terrifying. I have dreams like that and it really shakes you up. It always throws me off. I have a hard time shaking it off the next day. I was terrified just reading this knowing how real it would have felt for you.
• United States
21 Apr
That's why I had to write it out.. .I had to shake it away somehow. I am just glad that it was the last thing I dreamt, and I didn't have to try to get more sleep...
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@Happy2BeMe (50665)
• Canada
21 Apr
@ScribbledAdNauseum Yes that is good. I hate waking up and going back into the same terrible dream
• United States
21 Apr
@Happy2BeMe I can never get right back to sleep after an upsetting dream. It usually takes me atleast an hour, if not more. I have a string of lights that I turn on when I am heading to bed so that I can read for a few minutes before hand. I turn them off through the night but have them there in case I wake up from a nightmare... I don't have many, thankfully, but glad I have that lightsource so close. Not intrusive enough to cause me not to be able to sleep, but just bright enough to give me light to see by,.
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@Courtlynn (5813)
• United States
21 Apr
Oh god. Im sorry you had such a bad dream. I hope you never have it again
@Courtlynn (5813)
• United States
21 Apr
@ScribbledAdNauseum yeah. I wouldnt be able to sleep after that.
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• United States
21 Apr
@Courtlynn I guess you could say, it was lucky that I dreamt it right before time for me to wake up anyway.
@Courtlynn (5813)
• United States
21 Apr
@ScribbledAdNauseum maybe.. still sucky.
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@dragon54u (29947)
• United States
21 Apr
What a horrible dream. I hope it doesn't continue tonight. If you have it again you'll have to think of it before you go to sleep and alter it, sometimes that works. I have never had that type of dream regarding a lost loved one. When I dream of loved ones who have gone to heaven it is always comforting. But I do tend to have "screamers" as I call them, dreams from which I wake up screaming in terror. The problem is they will take up where they left off the next night unless I remember them and alter my thinking before I go to sleep.
@dragon54u (29947)
• United States
21 Apr
@ScribbledAdNauseum I sometimes look up things in one of the online dream dictionaries. After some thought, they are usually right. I have a lot of fears and insecurities expressed in dreams and it sounds like that's what's going on with you and this dream.
• United States
21 Apr
@dragon54u I would have to agree, about fears and insecurities being expressed in this dream... I have looked up my dreams in the past, but it's been years. I tend to go on my own gut instinct now though.
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@teamfreak16 (22881)
• Manitou Springs, Colorado
21 Apr
I used to take a med for nightmares. Don't remember what it was called, but it worked pretty well.
• United States
22 Apr
A medicine for nightmares? never heard of that... I don't have them often enough, but wouldn't take a medicine for it anyway.
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@teamfreak16 (22881)
• Manitou Springs, Colorado
22 Apr
@ScribbledAdNauseum - They gave them to me at a VA hospital. For all I know it was a placebo, but it worked. I stopped having them.
@prinzcy (4881)
• Malaysia
22 Apr
I don't know whether I should say, thank goodness it's only a dream but then again, your mom already passed away. I think you're missing her. That's why you had this dream. That was just a dream. Nothing more than that. I hope it never happened again.
• United States
22 Apr
I miss my mom a lot but always have better dreams than this... I think there was some other reason to be dreaming something so scary.
@Marty1 (14821)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
21 Apr
@scribbledadnauseum Excellent writing So good that you had me convinced this really happened! I started off and quickly got captivated and hung on to every word until the end.
• United States
21 Apr
Well I'm glad you liked it... But it seemed so real because it was a dream I had just had...