Annoying Nightmares (Humor) #FSS

https://fivedotoh.com/2022/08/09/fandangos-story-starter-58/

Not that I’m short on prompts (or inspiration), but Fandango’s Story Starter sounded pretty good.  Click the link above for more info—here’s the prompt.  

“This week’s Story Starter teaser is:  I woke from a sound sleep up with a start, turned on my nightstand light, and…”

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I woke from a sound sleep up with a start, turned on my nightstand light…which was only a flashlight…and, heart thumping like a heavy metal band, found my glasses so I could at least recognize the terror before it took me out.

This whole “getting old and still having nightmares” crap had become annoying, fatiguing, and I’d about had it.  I didn’t bother to get out of bed for a look-see…what was the point? 

It was the same crowd of old ghosts who traipsed through my sleep frequently as if my mind was a garage sale; bickering and whispering and shooting ugly glares my way—like maybe the merchandise just wasn’t worth the tagged price.

I sighed heavily, craving more sleep but unsure whether it was in the offing.  Punching the pillow, I soon realized that ship had sailed.  Might as well get up and watch a movie…

Oh good, “The Changeling”, or “Carrie”…  Midway through George C. Scott’s ghostly misery, my snoring woke me….and I shuffled back to bed peacefully.

©Leyde Ryan, 2022 ~ All rights reserved.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Changeling_(film)

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