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My Dream Book

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A collection of stories combining true dreams with fake facts

Fantasy / Humor
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Gotcha (a Christmas night dream)

Today is a holiday, and I’m in the kitchen in the old apartment of my parents, all by myself cooking for myself (my family is vacationing in Mexico). Suddenly, in the night opening of the kitchen window overlooking the inner yard, a strange figure emerges: a man or a woman wearing a mask of bird’s head with a large beak, just like in some infernal scenes by Hieronymus Bosch.

In this case, however, it is clear that the setting is perfectly innocent and carnivalesque: it’s a holiday and a mother of one of our son’s neighborhood friends showed up to ask when Alex is back from his trip to Cancun, probably her son cannot wait to play with him. “It is known to all that Hieronymus in his childhood years was an ignoramus,” I came up in my mind for some reason. Our apartment is located on the first floor and when we were kids my brother and I would often get in through the kitchen window, in case the back door coming straight into the yard had been locked by our evil neighbor with whom we shared our unit.

While I am thinking of a good answer, the person with a bird’s beak flies from the windowsill to the floor, and a vague sense of anxiety chills my heart: what if this carnivalesque festive outfit of my night guest could simply be a thief’s trick. Indeed, a robber may be hiding under the neighbor’s guise, using the bird’s mask as a device to enter our apartment. Presently, as if in response to my thoughts, the door of the cooker oven, standing behind me, opens down and from there climbs out a short (by a head shorter than me, otherwise he would not fit into the oven) and stocky man over 40: sober, balding, unshaven, and the expression on his face is not festive-like,—some sullen, evil expression he got. In his right hand he holds a small screwdriver, carefully wrapped in a handkerchief embroidered with an unprintable word. He stands behind me, cutting off my retreat from the kitchen and my soul binds with icy horror. I realize that they got me and now the only way for me out is to wake up which I immediately do.

Awaken, I feel good that I was able to fool the robbers so easily. And at last I had quite a classic nightmare in the spirit of early Gogol’s stories! It would be interesting to redream this, but for that I would probably have to recover what I had drank last night and replicate it in exactly the same order. Here is the recipe, you can write it down: 3 shots of Belvedere vodka with herbs, one Hennessy VSOP, and 4 shots of “Balvenie,” aged 12 years in a double cask.

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Baby: Captured at the first page then rofl through the whole book!

Tabitha: A sweet and erotic short story, truly enjoyed it!!

Anja: Das Buch ist spannend und lustig zu gleich. Leider sind reichliche Rechtschreibfehler darin enthalten. Sorry ist nur meine Meinung.

Mharms: Did this Did this Did this Did this Did this Did this . Repeating 20 words so often is a drag.

S_jones_2019: I enjoyed reading this, very few errors and the flow was okay.

nzamanokuzola840: I loved every moment of it plz continue to be the great writer you. Thank you so much for taking us on this magical journey.

Janice marie: A very good read, another adventure, different characters, love it, thank you Author 👍

Mikayla Cid: Would love to read more of this

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Maria: Das ist mein drittes Buch was ich jetzt von dir lese .Ich mag es wie du schreibst. Mit Liebe , Emotionen und Feingefühl , Personenbeschreibung.

sharon: I enjoyed the reading. This story could have carried on to bring conclusion of the true King. The princess closure and new beginnings the new beta. Also the arrival or pregnancy of a heir.

marilyn: Wow....I can't believe everything that has happened so far. It's so interesting and intriguing

Holly: Can definitely see where the author is going with this. Struggling with some of the grammatical errors but perfectly capable of continuing with the sentence.

Mharms: It is nice that it is a serial of stories, book to book. The storyline is fast moving through history.

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