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haunting nightmares

Short story By: rbouncha
Mystery and crime



a man awakes from a horror nightmare that somehow connects to his past.


Submitted:Oct 20, 2009    Reads: 80    Comments: 0    Likes: 0   


As the man dream about his countless hours, of struggling nightmares, and imagination from the past, it always leads to this big gray house. When the man awoken from his slumber at his own house and bed, he begins to think about his problem. Sometimes he would go days and nights dreaming about that same place and scene that await his inevitable horrors. The whispers where not so gentle and voices where not so kind like the ones people hear from a warm and loving family. Nor is it a yell or anger that ticks people off and makes them want to leave. No It was much worser then that. It was a scream that frightens people. As the sounds and shrieks get louder, the voices in his head would get stranger and weirder to the point of insanity. As the man tries to remember his past, his own identity, and thoughts, the haunting images always lead back to this big gray house. The house that has many branches and thorns full of red roses, but are never cut off. The house that has many secrets and deceit that is well hidden and protected by the gates. "Why am I dreaming about this," said the man, "I'm I going crazy." Should he look inside the house and investigate? Or is it that his own mind or conscience, is telling him to stay away from this place? So ask the man tries to figure out what is wrong with him he decides to seek professional help. To recover his own past the man decides to see his psychiatrist Dr. Brad Zenwinch.

Dr. Brad Zenwinch was his name a knowledgeable person indeed and kind person in heart. When the man arrived at his office, the doctor begins to speak. "So what is do you want to accomplish here", ask the doctor. "Well doctor I want to be cured from this nightmare", said the man. I am beginning to get these strange nightmares over and over since my incident from the fire. "I think it somehow connects to my past that I cannot really remember. "Maybe if I triggered this dream of mine I can hopefully recover my past, can you be able to help me." While his palms where sweating and his legs where twitching the man would sit there patiently waiting for the doctor to answer. As the man rocked back and forth on the leather chair, he began to tell his side of the story. The man told Dr. Zenwinch that he had lost all his memories from childhood and therefore has forgotten his name and family. He could only remember about a house at night, and that inside there was a room full of horrors and screams. The man could not tell the doctor how the incidents happen, or occurred and what has befallen his family, nor remember where he was born. So asked Dr. Zenwinch wrote down some notes on a paper with his black pen he begin to tell the man his advice. "Now what I'm going to do in helping out the situation here is going to be very difficult understand?" the man reluctantly answered. "Yes doctor I'm ready.

As the doctor put down his notes and pen he grabs out his suitcase, brings out a black tape-recorder and begin to speak. "Now I want you to close your eyes, said the doctor: "relaxed and breathe deeply and feel more comfortable." So when the man closed his eyes, the doctor carefully begins to speak to him in a soft and tone voice. A voice that sounds like a haunting dream, and when the treatment started, the man was lost in translation.

(Treatment in dialogue)

Dr Zenwinch: "Now recall back from the time when you first recognize that dream of yours". "And remember about how it all began."

Patient: "Yes doctor I well."

Dr. Zenwinch: Drifting off to the events, there is a house lingers into your mind. What do you see? Can you remember?

Patient: I see a house in the right corner of my eye. I looked up and the house and it was glad to see me. It wants me to come inside but first, I must cross the gate.

Dr. Zenwinch: "Now when entering the gate please tell me in details about the surrounding of the house.

Patient: "Well I see a house that is darked and gloomy." No wait a big mansion surrounded by the gates.

Dr. Zenwinch: Ok (writing down notes) Now is there any sign that read any message or letters that describe this mansion?

Patient: Yes, I could see it clearly in written message. It says "welcome to the Red Rose mansion".

Dr. Zenwinch: Why is it called the "Red Rose mansion?"

Patient: "The names sound perfectly clear. There are rose's brushes and pedals surrounding the mansion all bright red and perfectly cared for gardening and housing. But there's something wrong here.

Dr. Zenwinch: "And what's wrong?"

Patient: "Well to touch a rose so perfectly neat or anything precious there always a price to pay. That is why there are thorns surrounding the rose of bushes.

Dr. Zenwinch: I see some things are not meant to be touch. So walking closer to the mansion and entering inside the house, what comes next?

Patient: I see myself slowly walking up the stairs one-step at a time. The sounds of the room are getting louder and louder. Until I see this man standing right beside the door.

Dr. Zenwinch: Is this man a friend or relative?

Patient: "I don't really know. But somehow I feel frightened by this man."

Dr. Zenwinch: "What does this man represents."

Patient: "He represents a great deal of evil. Not because of the way he looks or talk but the way, his presence suffocates you.

Dr. Zenwinch: Can you play out the events of this scene and the man that stands before you.

Patient: This man surely wants me to come inside the room, to see what everybody is waiting for. He says, "This is the place welcome." As I slowly enter the room surrounded by tables and chairs full off people, they began to fix their eyes on a show.

Dr. Zenwinch: "Does anybody suffer from this room are frightened or shocked in any sort of way.

(Suddenly the man personality changes and he totally became a new person in disguised.)

Patient: It has finally began the day is near. This is the perfect time for the world to see a new breed of life.

(Realizing this sudden change the Doctor begins to take stride into this new curiosity and further his questioning and methods of the treatment.)

Dr. Zenwinch: Who are you now? Find anything interesting about yourself.

Patient: Who am I? I am person who constantly in search of myself repeatedly looking for a way to find my true happiness. As I looked and looked at the men women and children constantly finding ways to live will it satisfy my hunger? Will it be enough?

Dr. Zenwinch: What do you mean by satisfying your hunger?

Patient: "Seeing this entire people makes me sick. The lust for power and fame has defied the hopes of humanity that is why they should all perish and be burnt alive.

(Realizing the situation was getting out of hand; Dr Zenwinch decided to end this conversation.)

Dr. Zenweinch: Now when I snap my fingers at the count of three you will return to normal ok. One, two Three, (snapped).

Patient: "What happened doctor did I recover my memories".

Dr Zenweinch: For the sake of your health, it is probably for the best to start a new one.





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