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Grim Reverie PrologueWill you let me claw your brain for the tantalizing thoughts it holds?
Will you let me devour your soul for the enchanting memories it may store?
Will you let me into your dreams so I can wreak havoc in your life?
Well why not?
Your dreams are your sacred lands? Ha! Hardly!
What is that you ask?
In your dreams…nothing can protect you from me.
Still denying me entry?
Well, no worries. That won’t be for long. They may guard you in your world, but not in mine. Powerless they are.
Who are they?
Why, they are your beloved companions. They chase away nightmares, like me.
What do you mean you don’t have one? All children do.
Oh, then you don’t know. Well, as I said, no worries. It won’t be long…all children have to grow up and those companions of yours will leave you…
Then I shall have you…
...and you shall...
a dangerous hallucinationThe light coming through the window was bright,
much too bright.
Even though my eyes were closed
I could see it-
The skin of my arms prickled,
sweat dripped from my brow.
It was two in the afternoon but…
the sun was setting
through the window facing east.
I should have seen the hutch,
shelves lined with bone china
decorated with delicate leaves and vines.
I was so thirsty
and reaching for cups that should have been there.
Instead I found a billboard of butterflies,
the colors raging
more than any rainbow
I'd ever seen.
Their wings fluttered and flashed
yet somehow they moved in slow motion.
I wanted to stand,
wanted to reach out and touch them but…
I couldn't move,
and yet I laughed
ignoring my dry mouth
and the tingling in my feet.
There was a tempest
on the rise
and in my blood.
A sugar rush disguised
as a riot of butterflies
and they were swarming me.
There was a small vial
of insulin in my pocket
that I nev
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