March 5, 2023 · 11:15
Legs akimbo and arms too, laying on the bed a little boy fast asleep visiting the land of dreams as moonbeams paint the room a silver glow.
His white sheet alive with action slithers like a tentacle around his hips and the boy slowly and sleepily coiled in its clutches; teddy bears fall in line to pull the tentacle away and rescue the boy their friend.
The boy twists in and out and in again getting further and further tangled in the octopods tentacle as he too, grows tentacles to go into battle to save himself as he continues in his slumber – an unconscious battle for freedom done in slow motion in the moonlit sea of silver and blue.
Teddy bears thrashed to the floor all around helpless they lay motionless on the ground.
When morning comes all is peaceful, the boy well rested springs up from his bed like he had been catapulted kicking his allies across the room knocking them into unconscious sleep for another day.
For tonight, there is a new battle!
Written 3:02am 3rd March 2023
Filed under flash fiction
Tagged as battle, boy, Dreams, fantasy, flash fiction, freedom, moonbeams, moonlit, octopus, sleep, story, teddy
February 24, 2023 · 18:55
What are dreams?
Safe places to go to each night when you sleep all wrapped up cosy in your warm blankets and allow yourself some peace for the rest of the night.
A place where you can live out all your desires, including or excluding at your pleasure whoever comes and goes within it – it’s a time to play, inside your dreams!
A place where you won’t be judged and a place where you won’t get fat eating that burger or ten pounds of candy floss
But what is a dream when it becomes real and haunts you during the day, teasing you of its presence in reality?
But never really letting you know it’s there…
Hints, signs, cryptic messages, shadows and whispers
Those dreams are real and your life is about to change exponentially!
Do we dream no more?
Do we live the dream?
Do we become the dream?
Are we alive?
Are we dead?
Are we real at all?
Were we ever?
02:53am 24th February 2023
Filed under flash fiction
Tagged as cryptic, death, Dreams, fat, flash fiction, life, night, philosophy, pleasure, real, reality, teasing, vignette
February 24, 2023 · 16:40
There is awkwardness in life, when one is not meant to know certain things and yet they know plenty, but not enough to understand what is truly going on.
It’s a frustrating thing, not knowing for sure.
It’s the uncertainty that grates more than anything.
Your whole world could turn upside down at any moment and you will be none the wiser, yet you had inklings anyway that it would happen.
Paradoxical and confusing for all involved!
You know, but you don’t.
You are prepared yet unprepared.
Then shit happens, or it doesn’t.
Forever in limbo, till it ends!
2:43am 24th February 2023.