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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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Life Lessons from an Active Shooter Training

I am not the bad-ass in life that I am in my dreams but today, I learned that I’m not very bad-ass even in make-believe. I “survived” a two-hour scenario-based training session designed to model responses to an active shooter … 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 #325 – Quite A Mouthful

I was in an impromptu workshop. It was as if I was taking a woodworking class. The instructor was a famous wood worker I’ve seen on TV. He was looking at my work. It was some kind of a small … Continue reading

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Nightmare #317 – The Tantrum Student

(Female, 30′s) I had a really weird, really horrible teaching dream. I’m a teacher, but I teach high school. In my dream, I was in an elementary classroom and I had to deal with a violent, insane student. I spent … Continue reading

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Nightmare #316 – Interview Gone Wrong

(Male, 30′s) I was in a strange town for a job interview. I had just come in that morning and planned to head home that night if I didn’t get the job. I went to the building where the interview … Continue reading

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Nightmare #334 – Corpse in the Trunk

(Male, 40′s) This might not sound like it, but this is definitely a work-related stress nightmare. I was at work – well, not exactly the place where I work. It was a different building located right downtown Detroit near one … Continue reading

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“The Selling” – (Movie) A Different Kind of Real Estate Nightmare

Word dropped into my InBox about “The Selling” a film making the festival circuit about the difficulties of trying to sell a haunted house. The trailer at least makes the film look like an enjoyable and amusing tale. Watching the … Continue reading

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Nightmare #312 – Ghostly Dinosaurs

(Male, 40′s) This was definitely a nightmare and it seemed so real at the time. Honestly, it seemed real while I was dreaming even though this is all going to sound pretty crazy. I was at work, though for some … Continue reading

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Nightmare #311 – So Large, So Unprepared

(Female, 20′s) The dream I had last night was not a ‘scary’ dream per se, but one of those uneasy dreams that become increasingly uneasy. So I show up to teach my composition class. I’m running late and feeling rushed. … Continue reading

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Nightmare #308 – Totally Out of Control

(Male, 50′s) I was in a car driving along a pleasant wooded road. It was dark but there was enough light that I could see the trees and the fields and I had the sense that there was a lake … Continue reading

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Nightmare #286 – Blindside Bus Driver

“…from where I was sitting, I couldn’t see anything …” Continue reading

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Nightmare #274 – Workplace Horror

“… I tried to speak but my mouth was filled with dead tongue…” Continue reading

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Nightmare #270 – The End of the World Wasn’t Bad

“…Our old lives of electronics and amusements and the stupid jobs we did to pay for them was all gone. Just like that…” Continue reading

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Nightmare #268 – Toil, a Demon, Vampires and Wizards

“…I resumed my dream job which was taking apart greasy filthy machinery in order to salvage their screws, which is only slightly more demeaning than the job I do during my waking life…” Continue reading

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Nightmare #264 – Awful Gray Buildings

“…The effect was absolutely sinister. With every step my good mood dissipated…” Continue reading

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Nightmare #259 – Obstacle Ghosts

“…That’s when I noticed the ghosts, particularly strange ghosts…” Continue reading

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Nightmare #258 – Work Weak

“…my back started getting numb. My whole right side from my shoulder on down starting tingling and then going dead…” Continue reading

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Nightmare #228 – Dead Horses

“…the carriage itself was jet black as were all four of the horses…” Continue reading

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Nightmare #224 – Workplace Panic

“…As I kept talking, my voice started to fail. I was unable to make any words, just the honks and squeaks that might come out of a saxophone…” Continue reading

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