Category Archives: Nightmares

Nightmare #350: Bloody, bloody nose

(Female 40′s) I don’t know if this counts as a nightmare, but it was a bad dream. It’s got the same things happening as other bad dreams I’d had, which is kind of funny when you think about it: pain, … Continue reading

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Nightmare #349: Deadly Jailbreak

(Male, 50′s) Just a dark and sad dream. I woke up really shaken so who’s to say this wasn’t a nightmare. I was on a 5-person team, and one of the guys was someone I used to work with at … Continue reading

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News Flash: Winter is OVER: Violin Monster is RETURNING to Ann Arbor

This just in to the DailyNightmare News Network: Beloved lycanthropic fiddler known as Violin Monster is reportedly in mid-migration BACK to the streets of Ann Arbor, just in time for the Festifools Parade this weekend. Locals are heartened by this … Continue reading

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Movie: “Blood and Donuts”

by Samantha Reeve, from the Great White North Think of vampires portrayed in films, and you’ll likely picture the suave, sexy kind that seduce their victims. It’s hard not to – Hollywood has been churning out these handsome bloodsuckers since … Continue reading

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Nightmare #348: When the Worms Come Out

(Female, 30′s) I had this dream when I was about 5 years old; it’s a vivid dream that I still remember clearly. I was in the kitchen (in what was, in the dream, “my” house). Tiny red worms started crawling … Continue reading

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The Necronomicon for Kids?

A friend of ours bought this journal for her child. Her child thought the journal was scary. Now it’s ours. Look familiar?

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Nightmare #347: Assassination Attempt

(Female, 50s) This nightmare had a very realistic feeling, which made it even more confusing. I mean, assassination? Really? My husband recently passed away, but in the dream he was still alive. The weird thing was we were in bed … Continue reading

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Nightmare #346: Scary Garden, Scary Basement

(Female, 60) In this nightmare, I was at the home of an acquaintance. Susan is a bit bossy and demanding in real life and can even be a little bit scary because she’s so self-assured, but nothing as extreme as … Continue reading

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“The River Through the Trees” by David Peak

Cold? Good. Snowing? Even better. Settle in for a creepy, literate ride through rural Michigan with “The River Through the Trees,” a novella by David Peak (Blood Bound Books, 2013) I’m a sucker for tales set in my home state … Continue reading

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Nightmare #345: Ear Aches and Metal Scraps

(Female, 50s) This might be my oldest nightmare from childhood, and one that’s stuck around in my memory for years. I don’t remember how old I was when I had it, probably around 5. It seemed to bring a bunch … Continue reading

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Nightmare #344: Worst Nightmares from Kids

(Female, 30′s) This wasn’t my dream, but my 5 year old son’s nightmare, some years back. I remember it quite clearly. He woke in the night, as he often did at that age, whimpering fitfully and not quite awake. I … Continue reading

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Happy Krampusnacht to You!

If you haven’t been informed: beware! Today is the day that St Nicholas and his mountain troll companion, Krampus, come to visit to the children. To the good little ones, St Nicholas gives gifts, but bad children are punished by … Continue reading

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What is the Most Common Nightmare?

Over at i09, Robert T. Gonzalez poses the question, “What is the most common nightmare?” To find an answer, he turns to a body of nightmare research generated worldwide since the 1930′s by psychologists Antonio Zadra, Michael Schred and many … Continue reading

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Nightmare #343: Faster and Faster

(Male, 40′s) This is a recurrent dream-image that I’ve had all my life– like as far back as I can remember. It may have started in adolescence, but I’m not sure exactly when. The set-up of the dream varies– the … Continue reading

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Nightmare #342: Keep swimming

(Female, 30′s) In this dream I remember swimming along the shoreline near the beach. I tried to leave the water but I had fins and kept getting dragged back into it. I wanted to be back on the land but … Continue reading

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Nightmare #341: Burning bridges behind me

(Male, 30′s) I have had a recent bout of bad luck with employers letting me go for dubious reasons or reasons that didn’t stand up in a court of law. Naturally, my nightmare involved once more being summoned into an … Continue reading

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Nightmare #340: Getting under my skin

(Female, early 20′s) I had this dream after I had just learned that my grandfather had developed skin cancer. At the time I had become very paranoid about every little bump or mole or any change in my skin. In … Continue reading

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Detailed Little Deaths by Abigail Goldman

Have you seen those packages of very small people used for model trains and other such diorama scenes which can be purchased in hobby and model shops? I’ve looked at the tiny figures reading newspapers or standing as though waiting … Continue reading

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Nightmare #339: The Needle and the Conqueror Worm

(Male, 30′s) I was staying at someone’s summer home, a sprawling house with multple floors. It looked out on landscaped terraces leading down to a lake but there didn’t seem to be any way to get out of the place. … Continue reading

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Nightmare #330: The Inky Blackness

(Male, 30′s) I’ve been having trouble sleeping recently. I’ve been waking up in the middle of the night worried about work or life. So when this dream started, it just felt like I’d woken up again. In the dream, I … Continue reading

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