Today’s little story is all about being scared. I’m sure you’ve all got memories of those moments when your blood turned ice cold? Perhaps an older brother or sister told you a scary story or simply because you watched a program that messed with your mind.
As a kid, one program that used to freak me out was Dr. Who. Looking back, monsters made out of bean cans on wheels with a toilet plunger stuck on the front, or potato-head-man don’t seem very frightening. But at my age, I was terrified.
I would creep upstairs making sure all the lights were switched on, before very slowly looking under the bed, behind the curtains and finally in the wardrobe. Then I would jump into bed and pull the covers over my head.
But that is not the end of this scary tale – well it was to me! It caused me to have nightmares. One in particular I remember well because I would dream the same dream over and over. Is there an actual name given to reoccurring dreams?
In this nightmare, I would believe I had woken up in the middle of the night. For whatever reason, I felt the urge to sneak downstairs, be it to watch TV or get a drink. The trouble was, a witch lived at the bottom of the stairs. I know, how mad is that? You see how our house was designed, at the bottom of the stairs with the front door in front of you; you could only turn right into the living room. However there was a small recess to the left about 18 inches deep.
So I would creep downstairs as quietly as possible. I would only have four steps to go and there was still no sign of the witch...three steps...two steps. And just when I thought I was safe, she would jump out at me. I would run back upstairs as fast as I could and jump back under the blankets. This was all still in the dream, but this happened so many times.
Did you ever have any scary dreams?
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