Waking Asleep

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A nightmare, I know it is
I’m LUCID dreaming
I can wake from it

I struggled to wake
I woke in my bed
NO! Not my bed
I’m dreaming again

I struggled to wake
I woke in my bed
NO! Not my bed

43 words written for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt: Lucid

True story. I pulled myself through 5 layers of sleep to reach proper consciousness and my own bed. It was frightening.


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25 Responses to Waking Asleep

  1. That would be so scary.


    • It was. What I omitted for lack of space was one of the wakings there was a little red imp setting on my shoulder (I was lying on my side). I told it to f-off, that is didn’t scare me. And then tried to wake again

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  2. Dale says:

    Ugh! The nightmare that does not want to give up!
    Well done!


  3. Brian Bixby says:

    Can’t beat you at that: I’m only dreamed about dreaming. Though I have dreamed I’ve been killed, and managed to somehow get out of the situation.

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  4. Wanting to wake and not being able to, yes, I can imagine that is frightening. And a bad dream stuck on repeat…very atmospheric, I could feel the tension in this one 🙂

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  5. Jen Goldie says:

    I remember you telling me about that horrendous experience.
    I hope it’s only memory now. 🌼

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  6. Jen Goldie says:

    And the dreams and ghosts? Are they gone?


  7. Uuuugh, those times you get trapped in dreams are awful!

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    • It’s only happened like that yhe once. Usually once I realise I’m dreaming I can get out of it. Though sometimes I realise I’m dreaming and DON’T want to get out of it. Oh, just stay a little bit longer, I’m enjoying this. But no, I wake

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