Unpublished to date. I do like this novel as it mixes growing awareness with Science-Fi fairy-tale…
Bad dreams; that was all they were.
I had woken in the middle of the night with the wind rattling at the window panes. They shuddered beneath every new onslaught and insisted upon my waking. I woke, staggering from a nightmare quickly fading.
As with most dreams, regardless of how real they appeared, the vestiges of their existence fell away like leaves from a tree in the first blast of autumn. No matter how hard I tried, nothing was coming back.
I sat upright in bed, a slight sheen of sweat lay upon my forehead. My breathing was still heavy and my pulse continued to race. Whatever I had been running from in my sleep, my physical form still believed it to be real.
Ruth’s bed was empty. She had been gone for three days now. I hoped, no I prayed, that she would return. She would never leave me…
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