memories-and-nightmares: Lou's Story
My friend Dani and I were staying in a little guest-house in Portugal, run by a very sweet old woman.
As I fell asleep it felt like I was falling from sitting up to lying down, and my left shoulder was sliding down a wall. it was a very strong sensation. I thought, 'oh, I must have fallen out of bed somehow and turned myself completely around, and I'm stuck in the gap between the bed and the wall'. Then I felt as if my arms were over my head and I was being dragged along the floor to the door. At that point kind of became aware that I could see. The whole room was covered in people, the floor was covered like a carpet with bodies lying face down - people, and they were perched on the furniture as well, very still as if they were waiting. I couldn't see any of their faces, and I really noticed that there was lots of very white flesh; it was as if they were all naked. I think they were both sexes but they had quite slim asexual bodies and you couldn't really tell. They all had long dark hair, kind of unkempt, but not dirty; one was perched on the end of the bed facing the pillow end, with his knees up and his head hanging forward so the hair hung over his face. They were very still and eerie.
I was still feeling the sensation of being dragged and tried to move my hands over my head - my fists were clenched - and as I did, my wrists passed through each other and I realised with relief that I must be dreaming. That somehow made me more desperate though and I struggled harder but couldn't seem to break free or wake up. I was really frightened and calling for Dani at this point, shouting really loudly trying to wake myself up. I asked them 'where's Dani?' - by now I had been dragged beyond the end of the bed nearer the door. A couple of them lifted up a bloodied white bed sheet that was hanging over the end of the bed. It was all dark and bloody underneath it, under the bed, I couldn't see what was there, and they said 'she's under here' and that point I just started screaming.
It was about 4am in the morning and I have never been that frightened before by a dream. I was far too frightened to go back to sleep and just sat up in bed watching the dawn through the window until it was light.