A nightmare to remember

A demonic light was hovering above the horizon. That’s when I knew that everything came to an end. My legs were made of lead and, as I dragged my feet across the sand, I saw you standing there, looking at the sky. Like two planets colliding, we were the ones destroying this world. Completely wrapped…

Plastic people

The whole city was flooded, but I didn’t remember raining. There was no light either and it felt like a never-ending night, with no moon or stars. I had no clue about what happened. Someone I knew was on the other side of the road. Her hair was all over her face, yet I recognized…

The power of nightmares

What are dreams made of? Memories? Fears? Bottled-up emotions? Do they have their own blood and bones? Why do we feel the fear and pain of a nightmare so deeply engraved into our own skin hours after we wake up? Memories have a sneaky way of coming back to us. Most often they come in…

Still having nightmares about my past

I woke up with a feeling of dread. I felt overwhelmed by the darkness around me. I felt unsafe. Every wound was opening up again. The scars became bleeding living tissue. When I was in my early 20s and depression was at its peak, crushing my fragile body with sledge hammers, I used to sit…

When nightmares feel real

You know when you have a wild dream that suddenly wakes you up at night and you feel confused, caught between being awake and still asleep? And that dream terrifies you. Your heart’s pumping hard, head spinning. You forget where you are. The fictional fear felt in the dream brakes the boundaries and invades your…

Unable to stop depression from devouring me

It’s been almost a week since I last put my hand on a pen. The words just won’t come out. My lips are sealed, my mind is on life support. Day by day it gets worse and worse. I don’t feel the need for anything because I don’t know what I want. I don’t like…