I wake, still lingering in my dream world. Such a strange vision, what does it mean ?
I’m in a big room, surrounded by the quiet murmur of people’s voices. I’m late, must hurry, where on earth are all my things ? I must pack them all up or I’ll miss our meeting. Yet I can’t go any faster, my clothes are all bundled up, the case won’t close. I’ve no idea where the station is. My dream fades.
Now I’m on high alert. If I don’t pay my brother Stefan, his blackmail just goes on and on. What have I done to deserve this ?
|Thanks to dear Rochelle for hosting Friday Fictioneers and to Anne Higa for the photo.
April 19, 2021 at 5:27 pm
To be blackmailed by one’s sibling would certainly result in terrible dreams. Really good take on the prompt.
April 20, 2021 at 4:46 pm
Thanks Linda, I appreciate your comment. So glad you liked the story.
April 18, 2021 at 10:19 pm
No wonder she is having nightmares… how horrid that her own flesh and blood is blackmailing her.
April 19, 2021 at 3:31 pm
Thanks for your feedback Dale. I imagine that being blackmailed is awful.
April 19, 2021 at 3:41 pm
It must be horrible – but even more so by family!
April 18, 2021 at 1:14 pm
And reality is really her nightmare. Well done. Feels like the beginning of a larger story.
April 18, 2021 at 6:44 pm
Thanks for your feedback Rochelle. I could imagine expanding the story.
April 18, 2021 at 1:15 am
Sounds like his dream reflects the real stress placed on him by his nasty brother. Wonder what Stefan has on his brother though?
April 17, 2021 at 8:27 pm
Oh, what a troubling story! You really convey the nightmare. I like it.
But I’d also like to get my hands on Stefan!
Nasty piece of work! 🙂
April 18, 2021 at 6:53 pm
Thanks for your feedback Jenne, glad you felt drawn in by the story. Blackmailers are predatory people I think.
April 17, 2021 at 4:02 pm
I can see where that kind of blackmail situation would give those kinds of dreams. Makes me want to know more…
April 18, 2021 at 7:00 pm
Thanks for your feedback Jade, pleased that it makes you want more. I can imagine expanding it,
April 18, 2021 at 7:44 pm
You’re welcome, WWM.
April 17, 2021 at 11:09 am
Well-crafted but troubling tale, Patience, and I echo your last question.
Maybe send Stefan round to my blog, people have a habit of dying there!
April 18, 2021 at 7:07 pm
Great comment ceayr – I love the idea of blog characters being referred to another blogger. Please ensure that Stefan never returns to mine !
April 18, 2021 at 7:29 pm
My pleasure, dear lady
April 17, 2021 at 4:35 am
A nasty situation. Though I reckon if she does pay her brother, his blackmail will go on and on…
April 18, 2021 at 7:19 pm
Thanks Ali, I appreciate your comment. Blackmailers are creepy I think.
April 16, 2021 at 3:46 pm
I’d recommend putting Stefan down the well
April 18, 2021 at 7:25 pm
Thanks for your comment Neil. I’m intrigued about why a well ? Why not, after all he’s a nasty piece of work.
April 18, 2021 at 7:41 pm
There’s a well handy, I can see the bucket
April 16, 2021 at 2:50 pm
That is a brother she could do without. I wonder what she did that makes her feel so bad.
April 19, 2021 at 3:38 pm
I appreciate your comment, makes me wonder what would lead to family blackmail.
April 20, 2021 at 8:24 am
Depending on age, culture etc. I could think of many things. Or maybe she cheated with taxes, stole something from their parents, got caught shoplifting, cheated on her husband… in most cases she would be better off coming clean though.
April 16, 2021 at 1:41 pm
Sounds like her reality is much worse than her bad dream. Stefan does not sound like a very nice brother at all.
April 19, 2021 at 3:39 pm
Thanks for your comment Iain, she’s not in a good place at all is she.