I was not sure if I knew the person I was talking to. Anyway, I kept on discussing why humans sleep. Everything felt deliberate, the dark soft environment totally relaxed my body. We have all felt that feeling of been transported from one place to another every single night, and sometimes we don’t even notice.
“I never sleep! I´m telling you… I´m the strongest man you will ever meet.”
“But you look so tiny”. He could be anything but strong, I mused.
“I may seem like a weak and cowardly little bird, but I´m able to escape from dreams,” he persisted.
A very familiar force invaded my body. I was laughing. It wasn´t even that funny, but I did it until I woke up. I was laughing in real life also! How curious.
What happens during the transition from being awake and relax ed from being in the actual dream? It is not a sudden transition like I’ve said. Did my brain plan this stage during this time or was something improvised during the shift? Other questions filled my brain after I woke up. What would I say to him if I saw him again? Maybe I could give him a scientific explanation.
“Oh silly Monica! Go back to sleep,” I told myself. I dozed off.
“Good! You are back. What took you so long?” There was this man again, I wasn’t surprised. “I feel sorry for you, you keep on dreaming”.
“You are just a dream,” I reprimanded him, “and a very annoying one!”
“Don’t you get it? I’m a miracle,” claimed the man. “I haven’t had a dream for so long! My mind is so powerful, I don’t have to go through the nightmares that you have to have.”
A few seconds after he spoke these words, the answer dominated my mind. “You poor thing! You are always trapped in other people’s sleep. You are a part of a dream, that is why you never sleep.”
His face looked so sad. Next thing I knew I woke up crying and feeling so bad because of that poor dream.

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  1. Monica,
    I love how the vivid verbs you worked in really help paint the scene. Words like reprimanded, claimed and persisted really give the reader a feel of what is happening. I hope you can post it as a comment into the post on Just Plain English blog about narratives. It would make a great entry, and I just advertised it…perhaps you will get more feedback this time than on Slice of Life.

    I think you may want to refer to what you did in the title of the post before you upload it onto another place.
    Ellen

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