Last night, I dreamed I was trapped in a house with two friends. The house was full of traps we had to avoid and monsters that would kill us. Towards the end, we had to place one of four books face-down on a screen. If we chose the wrong one, the screen would turn into a camera, and all the monsters in the house would know where we were.
After one botched attempt, we chose the right book, and the screen opened, revealing a slide to safety. Unfortunately, after dashing out of the house, my friends got angry and started trying to break off parts of the entryway. They got too close, the door slammed, and they were trapped, killed and eaten.
I ran away, only to discover that the entire world had been taken over by monsters and vampires and it was hopeless.
What is up with that? Why don’t I dream about the collapse of our economy, or about any of the horrific news items on CNN? Contrary to popular belief, I am not actually six. (You tell people you like ponies and unicorns and they label you a first grader for life.)
Does anyone else still have monster dreams? I get attacked by vampires, possessed acquaintances, psycho killers and monsters in my dreams pretty frequently. The other night I had a flying dream, but I spend the whole time trying to fly away from this vengeance-crazed man who kept stabbing at me with razors.
I’m almost never myself in dreams, but no matter who you are, it’s still not pleasant to be chased and mutilated. I read Jane Austen and end up dreaming the zombie version. Do you remember your dreams? What weird things do you dream about?