I Woke Up Screaming

I went to sleep shortly before 1 a.m. (thinking that I should extend myself to people in my religious community) and then woke up screaming from a nightmare at 1:11 a.m.

I dreamed I had a partially enclosed barn aka guest house. I slept there peacefully at night in the open air. My cute girlfriend Sarah* would visit me there and hug me.

Then some things went wrong. I had to leave in the evenings. I would bike away and come back and sleep.

I overcame some fierce obstacles.

I came back to sleep one night. Sarah came to me and hugged me.

I was threatened with death. I screamed.

A man drove up in a pick-up.

He was an ugly man. He had long hair and few teeth.

He looked like a hobo.

He was on a cell phone.

"They are right here," he said.

He said a few more words.

He got instructions.

He got off the phone.

He pulled out two drums from his pick-up.

"Did you call the police?" asked Sarah.

"Yeah, I made the call," he said.

Then he started spraying us with oil from the drums. He lit a match. As he prepared to throw the match on us covered in oil, I pushed Sarah over the fence and screamed to her to run away.

The man advanced on me with the match.

I screamed and screamed.

I woke up screaming.


About Luke Ford

I've written five books (see Amazon.com). My work has been noted in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (Alexander90210.com).
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