Over at Ghost Hunting Theories, there is talk of nightmares and things that stalk you in your dreams.
Believe it or not, I was once a small person. During this brief period of my life, I would often have dreams of King Kong, that bad ass giant ape.
However, I was not having nightmares.
Even back in those days, I was more of a night person. I was usually still wide awake when it was time for bed. I would climb into bed and ponder life, the universe and almost everything (hey, I was small, I didn’t know everything like I do now).
Lying down with eyes closed tight, I could hear the rhythmic thumping of my heartbeat in my head.
thump thump….thump thump
I would think of Kong. Drifting in that space between wakefulness and deep sleep. I would see Kong making his way down the street toward my house….his footfalls making a low “thump thump” sound as he got nearer.
And I would fall fully into dreamland, happy that the glorious King of the Apes was coming over to see me.