Secondhand dream

Unlike my husband who dreams distorted unexplainable situation, I could dream about a lifetime and write a book about it. (Haven’t tried it yet. But I will soon)

But one dream I’ll never forget was dreaming about my husband’s dream.
This happens years ago.

So there we were, laying in bed just before we sleep. He was telling me about his dream the other night about him being on a sundeck of a ferry.

“It was a nice weather,” he said “Warm and Sunny, and I guess you was with me. Then suddenly I notice that the boat is no longer in the water. It was driving through the forest.”

I laughed. “That’s stupid.”

“Yeah, but it felt natural in my dream,” he replied. “It didn’t even hit a single tree. I guess it’s a good sign that we’ll get through our trouble.”

Our company was having a tough time then.

“It’s a nightmare honey not a dream.” I kissed him goodnight and went to sleep…

And there I was in my summer clothes enjoying the breeze on the sundeck of a ferry. Sunlight bright, no clouds, gulls singing. Perfect day, until I walked closer to rails and saw the ferry approach a forest full of trees.

I waited for it to stop, but it keep going without a sign of stopping. I yelled “Somebody tell the captain to stop the boat!” But everyone behave as nothing was out of ordinary as the ferry enter the forest.

I waited for the crash but I witness the most horrible thing. Despite the dense trees, the ferry sail smoothly. “What the hell?” I screamed, feeling like I was losing my mind. People was looking at me that way too which was unnerving. How dare they look at me like that when obviously it’s them with the loose screws?

A hand plopped on my shoulder. “What’s wrong?”

I looked up to see my husband behaving like everyone. “How can you ask that? Can’t you see we’re sailing through a forest without running to any trees?”

“Yeah, I see that.” He smiled sweetly. And I considered punching him.

“It’s wrong! It’s impossible.”

“I think you need a rest.”

I screamed all the way till I woke up to my husband’s voice. He was shaking me awake. With his face so close, my first thought was punched him for acting so normal in the ferry. But think rationally and told myself it wasn’t exactly him.

I think what’s most scary about that dream, no nightmare, is not the ferry sailing in the forest, but people’s reaction to my behavior.

This was just one of many secondhand dream I took over from my husband.

Author: Jessica E. Larsen

I'm a romance author and I blog music inspired stories, poems, micro-fictions, moments in life. I enjoy spending time outdoors, adore animals and travels a lot with my family. I like anything unusual and fun. CLICK HERE to read more about me or CLICK HERE to view my published books

32 thoughts on “Secondhand dream

  1. Hahahahaha โœŒ you two are really that connected. ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘ For I, used to have several different nightmares but with always a similar ending no matter the event. So, I wrote a complete 16 verse poetic short story about them and they ended ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜—๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž

  2. That was great Jessica, glad I’m not the only one with odd dreams. I often dream the same one several times, guess my brain can’t think of something new! Yes, I’m late again. Sigh.๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ˜”

  3. Oh my! What a game our minds can play ๐Ÿ’•
    Luckily you did not punched your real husband ๐Ÿคช๐Ÿ˜‰ knowing you…๐Ÿคช๐Ÿคช๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—
    People behave strange in our real life but I guess is the same also in our dreams ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜Š

    1. Oh my god, you’re starting to know me dear Ribby!
      I did not punch. I just pushed him off the bed when he laughed at me. Revenge is sweet! ๐Ÿ˜‚
      I think people in that dream was the strangest people I encounter ๐Ÿคช

  4. Hi Jessica! That was creative one ๐Ÿ˜‰ Second hand dream. Never expected such thing as second hand dream ๐Ÿ˜› but i can expect the unexpected from my motivator ๐Ÿ˜‰ this is quiet scary to imagine you reacting to that dream. i Still remember you hanging upside down and you scared your son, ๐Ÿ˜‰ haha did you punched your husband? That dream is awesome, i just ran a short movie in my head now ๐Ÿ˜€ You know? i am scared of water and i always wake up whenever i have a dream that involves water :D. Enjoyed reading the post. Good one! Have a beautiful day Jessica! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thanks for reading Simon โค๏ธ
      That time when I hang myself up-down, scaring my son was completely out of my calculation ๐Ÿ˜€
      No, I did not, but I did push him off the bed after he laughed at me. ๐Ÿ˜‚
      And sorry to hear that you got fear of water ๐Ÿ™ that’s horrible, especially if you need to ride a ferry.
      Have a wonderful night Simon !

      1. Luckily i had few short trips, but each time i get inside the ferry i’ll be on super adrenaline mode due to fear. anybody can actually feel it, as i could literally hear my hearbeat until i get down๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ i want to learn swimming for a really long time to avoid this fear, but not enough time.๐Ÿ˜‰ I must overcome this. and i will, one day. ๐Ÿ˜‚ You pushed him off the bed๐Ÿ˜‰ haha, Have a beautiful day Jessicaโœจ๐Ÿ˜ธโ˜ƒ๏ธ

      2. Got to do something. ๐Ÿ˜‚
        My fear is high places. Seriously scary. ๐Ÿ˜ฑ
        Good luck overcoming your fear. I hope you’ll succeed soon…
        Have a great day too โค๏ธ

      3. Sure โœจ๐Ÿค— fear of high places โœจ๐Ÿค” must be scary like water. wish you too overcome that fear soon โœจ๐Ÿ˜‰ Great day Jessica!

    1. Not sure if I get you right, but this is actually my experience ๐Ÿ˜„
      I have no idea why but sometimes I end up dreaming my husband’s dream, with a twist that I’m the only who is aware of how unreal the reality in the dream is like.

      But if the ferry going through the forest was an actual event, I’ll completely lost my sanity and the title will “living in a nightmare” ๐Ÿ˜‚

      1. Oh, you had labelled this story micro-fiction so I thought it was a fictitious story.

        I thought it would have been cool if you actually did finish your husband’s dreams.

        But apparently you do. ๐Ÿ™‚

        And there was a ferry that actually went through a forest.

        An inept ferry operator on the Red Deer River in Alberta’s Badlands actually sent his ferry from the river crashing into a forest where it landed up in the trees frightening birds and beavers.

        One of the incidents my dad was going to mention in the final volume of his 3 volume history of Western Canada had he lived to write it.

        So a ferry going through a forest actually happened. ๐Ÿ˜‚

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