Wednesday, 26 October 2011


He woke up with a jolt, bolt upright in the bed, alone, too early, too quiet.
He listened for the usual sounds, nothing! Something is wrong, everything is wrong. A strange feeling of foreboding.

He jumped out of the bed, pulled on this track-suit bottoms and ran to check the other bedrooms. All empty.

His heart was thumping in his chest as he took the stairs three at a time.
Through every room downstairs, all empty. Something was very wrong.
That's all that kept going round in his head, 'something is wrong', on a loop.

His phone. He found in on the bedside locker. Hers was the last number he had dialled, he hit the redial button, almost convinced there would be no answer.

'Hi hon', she said, 'how are you?'

'Is everything..... alright' he could barely speak, 'is everyone ok?'

'Of course, are you ok? Did something happen?'

Silence. The emotion was choking him.

'Are you still there? Can you hear me? I'm coming home', she said, 'I'll be there in 15 minutes'.

'No', he eventually got a word out. 'I'll be ok, it must have been a bad dream, stay at work. I thought you were all gone!'

'I thought I was all alone.'


  1. It's been a hell of a week all round Maps.
    As long as you're still OK!

  2. That's what happens when you eat garlic pickles as a bedtime snack. Nightmares!

  3. That's even worse than the nap you suddenly wake from and wonder where you are, what day it is....what planet you're on? :)

    Glad you're okay. You are okay, right?

  4. Macy; I'm fine. Now! :¬)


    UB; But this was morning, and I was awake! (Or was I?) It was scary. :¬)

    hope; This happened yesterday morning. It was like a dream, but I was awake and running about the house looking for everyone and couldn't figure out why I was alone. I had to stay indoors all day, it really shook me that much.

    I'm happy & shiny as a sixpence today! :¬)


  5. Map - time to switch to shandy or half pints

  6. Ahh. I've had this dream...


  7. Well, that's a little spooky! Are you sure it wasn't just pre-Halloween jitters?! Or feed back from the fish sarnies you had in the middle of the night??? ;-)

    Glad to hear everything is okay. xoxoxo

  8. I'm not a fan of this feeling.
    I've woken this way ... and it's frightening!
    Glad you & yours are all ok. =)

  9. Sausage; Things will NEVER get that bad! :¬)

    Pearl; Is a bollix isn't it?! :¬)


    Pon; Fish sarnies in the middle of the night are nothing new for me. :¬)


    BlazngScarlet; All fine! :¬)


  10. Not a great feeling mate, but at least all is well.
    Maybe someone spiked your pint

    I dont know why your account wont let me comment


  11. One of the biggest fears. I understand.

  12. Catholic guilt is whats keeping the sen awake lad.

    P.R Otestant (Holland)

  13. Nightmares that vivid truly are horrible. :( Now make sure that you don't repeat whatever it was that you ate, drank, or did the night before!!

    P.S. Nope, I haven't jumped ship back to Blogger again. I'm just using my account for commenting, since Open ID is choosing to be a pain these days.

  14. I go away for week and look what happens. I hope all is now calm and happy again. Big hug.xox