Monday, July 02, 2007

It was chilly. The wind whistled outside, rattling the screen on the window. She could hear branches clinking together further out. She had no idea where she was. The darkness was complete. She blinked to clear her vision. There was something in her eyes. She moved her hand to her head. She hurt all over. Touching her fingertips lightly to her temple she felt blood, sticky and fresh, but not flowing. She didn't think it was hers. She reached out a hand and felt something. Soft and smooth like skin, but too cold to be another person. They were sticky too.

Somewhere in the distance a scream was let out. It was thin but bloodcurdling. Someone was in immense pain or terror. Maybe both. Suddenly she understood the other that she felt. It was a body. Someone long dead and sticky with blood. Blood that was fresher than the body itself, but wasn't hers.

The scream ended abruptly. Her own breathing quickened. She breathed in shallowly. Trying to be calm but verging on terror. She desperately looked around, vainly trying to see anything. She was too terrified to move, to think, to act. A small part of her brain told her that if she was to survive, she must move. The other knew where she was. She needed to find a way to defend herself. But the voice of terror was much greater, and drowned out the logic the way that a forest will drown the grass.

Slowly the door creaked open. She could feel rather than see it was moving. Maybe it was the breeze caressing the hair on the back of her neck. She held her breath. A rancid smell emenated into the room. A smell that threatened to unleash the terror inside. She couldn't hear anything.

Suddenly she felt a gentle shove in the small of her back. Silently she fell, eyes closed, mind screaming

I opened my eyes and stared wildly around, heart beating wildly. It was just a dream. The cat wasn't happy to be moved on. She had just settled herself down to sleep.

22 comments:

Crushed by Ingsoc said...

You really must stop the acid...

Maybe it wasn't a dream. You never know what that cat was up to.

phishez_rule said...

That cat's waaay to much of a mummy's girl to do anything. And the other one loves the fact I feed her too much to do anything.

fingers said...

Don't be too sure, Phishez.
That's just what they want you to think. I can see my Bengals plotting to overthrow me. They constantly flaunt my authority and chew my CDs.
One was such a f*cker the other day I flicked it with a tea towel.
It spent all day hiding from me, then came and had a snuggle on me after I fell asleep.
Pure evil...

phishez_rule said...

Ok. Cats are pure evil. Pure snuggly, furry evil.

fingers said...

I've just ordered some tiny whips and chairs online form a miniature-circus supplier.
This weekend, I'll be taking back the couch...

phishez_rule said...

You need tiny whips for yours? I ave an 8 foot one thats wrapped around the lamp in the bedroom. I don't use it very often. I think its just reminder.

fingers said...

Well, they're only little kittens.
Besides, I feel it's unhygeinic to use the bedroom whip on the Bengals. Same reason I don't let my imaginary girlfriend chew on the rubber mice...

phishez_rule said...

What about the furry mice? Can she chew on them?

Pie said...

Yup, cats get up to all sorts when you're not looking. I remember that documentary about cats and dogs, they had an underground base and they could all talk. The cats were trying to take over the world. Some plucky young pup saved us all.

Tell me more about this whip...

Sakura said...

Ohh cute. my little fur ball loves to sleep in my clothes basket, in my cupboard or on the pile of clothes on the floor.

phishez_rule said...

Pie - its 8 foot long, plaited leather. I got it for a halloween costume, whipped myself while playing with the cats, and promptly put it away. That shit is dangerous.

Sakura - cute?!? She woke me up in the middle of a nightmare and damn near scared me half to death!

Crushed by Ingsoc said...

You whipped YOURSELF??

I'm thinking...

phishez_rule said...

Don't think too hard. It can be hazardous to your health.

Crushed by Ingsoc said...

So can whipping too hard...

(Takes mental note, Phish into self-flagellation)

Betty Boob Hug said...

at first reading this dream really reminded me of that girl (model) that allegedly got pushed off The Gap at Sydney by Gordon Wood and his friend. there is something very creepy and dark about that, and so was your dream.

Happy thoughts happy thoughts! My Mum used to say dream of bunny rabbits and flowers. Never worked but I use it for my kids now. Urgh, I hate nightmares that wake me up scared.

mutleythedog said...

You should try going out for a jog before bedtime OR...... Vigorous sex has the same effect!!. I am available Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays right now... Book now! This offer can't last forever... (Can it?)

Mister Underhill said...

I was wondering why kitty was behind bars.

Cazzie!!! said...

Love it :)

RAFFI said...

i was waiting for norman bates to come out with a knife and hack away... eeeee...eeeee...eeeeh!

Sakura said...

no you're right being woken up like that isn't cute, but when you look into their sweet little faces .....

phishez_rule said...

Ingsoc - ACCIDENTAL self flagellation.

Betty - I don't normally have such creepy dreams.

Mutley - Do I have to pick only one?

MrU - she put herself there.

Cazzie - was very frustrating

Raffi - I'm sure that was coming up. My brain is capable of anything

Sakura - see my comment to fingers re: "Cats are pure evil. Pure snuggly, furry evil."

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