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Nightmare 11: No Brakes

Dear Person Who Rewrites Nightmares, I’m in a car heading for cars stopped at a red light. I touch the accelerator and the car takes off down the road right for the stopped traffic. But my brake foot is frozen … Continue reading

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Nightmare 10: The Final Face

Dear Person Who Rewrites Nightmares, OK, so. I’m walking through some huge and unknown warehouse/factory-type place. Rickety metal walkways, dripping pipes, thrumming unseen machinery. The place is badly lit with flickery overheads and there’s an awful, gut-clenchingly, ominous atmosphere. Somehow … Continue reading

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Nightmare 9: The Bogeyman

Dear Person Who Rewrites Nightmares, From about 3-9, I had a recurring nightmare. I would dream that I had awakened in our garage. I was in a baby’s crib. It was very dark. The Bogeyman appeared beside the crib. He … Continue reading

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Nightmare 8: Acting Class

Dear Person Who Rewrites Nightmares, I’m in an acting class. The exercise is to explain how a stove works. I study. I prepare. Day of assignment I begin my presentation. I get two words out and professor screams NO! And … Continue reading

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Nightmare 7: Ray Gun

Dear Person Who Rewrites Nightmares, Hostile aliens landed. I tried to get away, but one of the aliens zapped me with his ray gun. The way the ray gun worked was to dissolve the bonds between my molecules, so that … Continue reading

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Nightmare 6: Quarantine

Dear Person Who Rewrites Nightmares: There’s a wildfire and I had to be evacuated. I honestly don’t know where I was living–this was not a place familiar to me. I live in the Cahuenga Pass and spend a lot of … Continue reading

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Nightmare 5: Hippo

Dear Person Who Rewrites Nightmares, The other day I yanked myself violently awake after dreaming that I glanced behind myself and found that a hippopotamus was just about to bite my leg. He was aiming at my right calf I … Continue reading

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