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…”
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.
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