On Weird Dreams

My head’s been in a weird place since the trip to New York over the weekend. I don’t know if the Doctor Who screening tired it out or overstimulated it, or maybe it was the plague, but it’s gone all goofy.

No, not the right word. My head’s gone trippy.

I close my eyes to sleep, and I see faces. Then the faces start to morph into other faces. Jaws distend, eyes melt, growths emerge from the ears. It’s weird. Then the world goes pixelated and it spins. And the dreams that follow are disturbing.

As an example, last night I dreamed that the Beetle slid off the edge of the road and I was killed. Two nights ago I had a dream that my father died. As best I can remember, I’ve had a total of one pleasant dream since the weekend. Which is also weird, because I normally don’t remember my dreams at all. The first two, sure; they both frightened me awake.

This isn’t unusual. I do go through periods like this, and it sorts itself out after a few days. Today, I hope, counts as “a few days” and I’ll be rid of the disturbing dreams and left with the pleasant dreams.

Fingers crossed. 🙂

Now, for more coffee, and the next part of “Pond Life”…

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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