I've been keeping a dream journal for years. If I wake up from a dream, I grab my phone from my nightstand and fumblingly type out everything I can remember. Later in the day, I go back to read my dream journal and find things like:
"Stuck in rich lady's mansion who kept trying to kill herself and blame it on me. Got out and got invited to swim in essentially a silo packed full of dolphins."
"Baby ducks hatching out of expired mini corn muffins."
Normally, I have 1-2 vivid dreams per week. But this DEVOLSON*, I have been dreaming almost every night. I don't know if it's from stress or lack of sleep or what, but this girl's been cranking out dreams like a factory.
And they have been crazy.
Let's take a look at them, shall we?
Do you have any idea what it's like to watch your laptop and credit cards spontaneously combust? It's terrifying. So part of this, at least, qualifies as a nightmare. Also, I still remember what the dog looked like. The fur on its belly grew long and stuck straight out, making it look like a tutu. Also, "Dave"= gave. (Name of friend blacked out to protect the innocent.)
I looked it up later. Iceland is not between England and Ireland, FYI.
I remember this one perfectly! I woke up (in my dream) to my appraiser standing at the far end of my bedroom holding a clipboard. She was like, "Well, you tossed and turned a few times, but I'm willing to ignore it because of your lack of snoring. Excellent work!"
Fact: I actually enjoyed the haunted carousel. HOW ABOUT THEM APPLES?
I meant "rites." I started opening a bunch of what I thought were jewelry boxes and then someone told me they were seahorse coffins.
This was actually my first DEVOLSON dream. But also, obviously, the most amazing. I laughed so hard when I woke up I almost vomited.
What happens in your stress dreams? And does it involve synchronized swimming and/or faulty geography? I need to know.
*DEVOLSON is an acronym I made up that stands for The Dark, Evil Vortex of Late September, October, and November. You can read more about DEVOLSON here and here.