The Dreamcatcher 11-19-15

Charles Rodstrom via Compfight “Our goal is to enter into R.E.M. sleep in the next ten minutes. I have a stop what and will be keeping an eye on your sleep trackers.” There was a collected murmur from the class. I was laying flat staring up at the cieling so I didn’t catch who said which derogatory …

The Dreamcatchers 11-18-15

My first class was Sleep Anatomy. It was a five hour class that took place Monday through Thursday, exam would be held on Fridays. The syllabus was twelve pages long and covered everything from understanding R.E.M. to sleep management. Our first exam would be at the end of the week. We all entered the classroom with …

The Dreamcatchers 11-17-15

Training with Dr. Muller was life saving. I went from depressed anxious preteen to large and in charge. Every night was a new adventure. I was learning how to manipulate the dreams instead of being ruled by them. It was a fast three years, mainly because I was spending most of my time outside of …

The Deamcatchers 11-16-15

I sat in my bed, in my favorite Hello Kitty pajamas. Yes, I wear Hello Kitty pajamas, proud to say I never grew out of it! I held the rock tightly between my thumb and forefinger as I tried to decide who might have the safest dreams to borrow for the night. After a long …

The Dreamcatchers 11-15-15

A “night terror” is what some people call the type of dreams that I have. These are the dreams that leave you screaming until you’re hoarse. They are the ones that you wake up with broken teeth from. These dreams will have you wetting the bed in sweat and urine and vomit. I hate to …

November 14 & 15, 2015

We didn’t have an easy start. Your mom and I, shouldn’t have happened. Just ask my parents, your grandparents, Mary and Aaron Eppstein. They tried taking your mother away from me. It was the worst thing to ever happen to me. I was sent to stay with my Grandparent’s in Connecticut. These were my mother’s …

November 13, 2015

I’m writing this to my daughter. Little one, I’m sorry you didn’t get to know me. I wish I could have stayed longer. Just know that I wanted you with all my heart. We will meet one day. I hope to see your mother on your face. There is not a more beautiful woman. I …

November 12, 2015

Day 50 continued Daniel handed me several books that he insisted that I should read before showing me to the guestroom. “Do you think it would be a bad time to take a nap?” I asked as I flopped onto the bed. “No, I probably should go down to start the negotiations with my parents,” …

November 11,2015

Day 50 continued We were sitting at the dining table eating cereal when the Epsteins’ walked in. The smiles slid from their face when they saw me. We’d prepared breakfast in silence, both of our minds too busy for conversation. Daniel seemed nervous, and I didn’t really understand why. His mother seemed kind, maybe a …

November 10, 2015

Day 50 On Christmas morning I woke to the sound of a gurgling engine or faint machine gun. My head seemed to have gained ten pounds since the day before and the machine sound reverberated in my eardrums like bees. My eyes fluttered open with difficulty, of the ten pounds my head had gained each …