Nightmare

By (Gypsie) Ami Offenbacher-Ferris

Descend – Image by KL Caley

In response to photo prompt provided by KL Caley for WritePhoto

It comes tonight
As It does every night
The moment I close my eyes
It reaches from the depths to grab me

This night is the same
I vowed my eyes stay open
But my weary body has betrayed me
Its spiny fingers clutch my very soul

Screams with no sound resound
My mouth still all movement frozen
Its evil intent to do harm to me clear
Dragging me down the steps down

Down the circular curvature of brick
and mortar to Its home beneath here
Hands reach out scratching grabbing
Silent painful screams pierce my ears

A building below – A vault!
Hands shoving me forward wanting begging pleading to seal me in with It
Struggling more I pray to the Light

Sharply I awake a real scream curling from my throat The one sleeping next to me shakes me awake -You stopped breathing- he whispers softly

18 Comments

  1. Sadje says:

    A nightmare!

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      1. Was a true nightmare I had for several unending weeks long ago!

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      2. Sadje says:

        Must be so disturbing

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      3. It was until I felt I beat it and it never returned! 😁

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  2. KL Caley says:

    Reblogged this on New2Writing and commented:
    A wonderful dark entry to the #writephoto prompt.
    Thank you so much for joining in. KL ❤

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    1. Thank you for the great prompt KL! 🙏

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      1. willowdot21 says:

        This really portrays a night horror! Very well written!

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      2. Thank you Willow! It was most definitely terrifying!

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      3. willowdot21 says:

        I can definitely relate to that 💜

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  3. Yikes & chills. . .

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    1. Wasn’t at all nice …. For sure! But I beat it! 😊

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      1. 247paulgray says:

        Good for you.

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