dream sequence – part 36


A few days ago I had a dream that ended with me being shot in the head at point blank range. A lot happened before that, but it all seems a bit irrelevant by comparison. I was huddled in a dark room crowded with frightened people who were all hiding from some inevitable terror. They found us, and I was singled out as the first to meet my fate.

Two things to note here: the first is that I didn’t sit bolt upright in my bed screaming, which seems to be how many of my more violent dreams end. I remained asleep. The second is that my dream-self didn’t feel any pain. I sensed an extreme silence and darkness, as if the outside world was no longer within my grasp, and yet I remained conscious.

I don’t know for certain, but I have a feeling that this dream observation doesn’t quite bear up under scientific scrutiny, which makes me all the more glad that it was only a dream…

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