a child in the night
Nightmares didn’t prompt crying , screaming, or a trip to mum and dad’s room for a reassuring cuddle. They just made me feel uncomfortable, if uncomfortable can be classed as a nightmare.
I still hold the fading memories of the 3 themes that would turn a lively dream into an uncomfortable one:
- Forgetting the lyrics to the Anglican version of the Lord’s prayer at a religiously significant moment such as when being attacked by vampires or werewolves
- Loosing the ability to talk when a scream might come in handy such as when being attacked by vampires or werewolves
- and the ever popular being suddenly and unexpectedly naked in a normal everyday situation. The nudity was less of a problem than the fact that everyone-else had clothes on and didn’t appear bothered by my nudity. Normally it’s only me that’s upset by the experience. If those vampires and werewolves were around I would be more concerned about being able to scream or say the lords prayer than I would be about being naked.