The Ultimate Halloween Adventure

Halloween Half-Pagers: Nightmare’s Reality

Halloween Half-Pagers Nightmare's Reality

I keep having the same nightmare… It always starts with me going down stairs to the basement, except I have no basement in my house. The stairs creak and it is dark down there. As I reach the bottom I turn on a flash light that is now in my hand. The light reveals what looks like an empty room with four stone walls, but then I notice something in the far corner. Flashing the light there I see my nightmare, a thing of hideous form, truly monstrous and all those teeth! Then I wake up screaming, with my whole body trembling. Every night I have the same dream, over and over and I don’t know what to do. Suddenly an idea occurs to me; if dreams are like a mirror reflection of reality, then things would be backwards. I don’t have a basement, but I do have an attic! Pulling down the attic stairs I climb them and they creak too, just like in the dream. I have my flashlight and I shine it all about an empty room, revealing only four slanted wooden walls. Except I notice something in the far corner. Moving toward it I see the teeth, those hideous teeth caught in a monstrous grin. My grin reflecting in a mirror abandoned in the attic. I’ve become the nightmare and this time I don’t scream.

….John Kohlbrenner……