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"The Nightmare That Refused to End"

Trapped in Terror'

By Isra SaleemPublished about a month ago 3 min read
"The Nightmare That Refused to End"
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I lay in bed, my heart racing, as the darkness closed in around me. It was just a dream, I told myself, but it felt so real. I was trapped in a never-ending cycle of terror, unable to wake up.

In the dream, I was back in my childhood home, but something was off. The walls were twisted and distorted, like a funhouse mirror reflection. I tried to run, but my legs were heavy, as if rooted to the spot.

Suddenly, a figure emerged from the shadows. Its face was a grotesque parody of my own, with eyes that glowed like embers. It spoke in a voice that was both familiar and yet completely alien, its words dripping with malice.

"You'll never escape," it hissed, as it reached out with a bony hand and touched my face.

I tried to scream, but my voice was silenced by some unseen force. The figure began to laugh, a sound that was like a rusty gate scraping against concrete.

As I watched in horror, the figure began to change, its body contorting in ways that defied human anatomy. It grew taller and wider, its face stretching into a macabre grin.

I was paralyzed with fear, unable to move or speak. The figure loomed over me, its hot breath on my face, as it whispered a single word in my ear: "Mine."

And then, everything went black.

But the dream didn't end there. I was trapped in a never-ending loop, reliving the same terror over and over. Each time, the figure grew stronger, its grip on me tighter.

I tried to wake up, but my body refused to respond. I was a prisoner in my own mind, forced to endure the same nightmare forever.

As the dream continued, the figure began to change. Its face morphed into those of people I knew, their eyes black as coal. My parents, my friends, even my own reflection - all were twisted into grotesque parodies, their voices mocking me with cruel laughter.

I was lost in a world of unending horror, with no escape from the darkness that haunted me.

And then, just as suddenly as it had begun, the dream ended. I sat up in bed, gasping for air, my heart still racing with fear.

But as I looked around my darkened room, I realized that the nightmare was far from over. The shadows on the wall seemed to move of their own accord, and I could have sworn I heard a faint whisper in my ear: "Mine."

I knew then that the dream had been more than just a product of my imagination. It was a warning, a message from some dark force that lurked just beyond the edge of reality.

I tried to shake off the feeling of dread, telling myself it was just a dream. But the memory of the figure's twisted face lingered, haunting me. I couldn't shake the feeling that it was still out there, waiting for me.

As I lay in bed, I couldn't help but wonder if the dream had been a warning. Was something evil lurking in the shadows, waiting to strike? I tried to push the thought away, but it lingered, haunting me.

I knew then that the nightmare was far from over. It was just beginning. The darkness that had haunted my dream was now seeping into my reality, and I was powerless to stop it. I was trapped in a never-ending cycle of terror, with no escape from the evil that lurked in the shadows. And as I lay there, paralyzed with fear, I knew that I would never be able to wake up from this nightmare. The darkness had me in its grasp, and it would never let me go. Mine.

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Isra Saleem

Versatile writer skilled in both tale & stories. Captivate readers with engaging content & immersive narratives. Passionate about informing, inspiring, & entertaining through words.

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