(Sunday, January 8, 2012)

If you subscribe to this
site, this may be a second submission due to my own insight.
reason I wait some time before posting a dream is that I need time to
figure it out myself. This morning when I re-read my post, I really
got disgusted with my editorial. I had placed it there as a bit of
humor, perhaps to tone down the nightmarish part of the dream.
However; the quote to me now seems to belittle the true meaning of
the dream, although the quote itself has turned out to be quite an
insight for me also. Having had time to think about it, I do believe
the dream represents abandonment on my behalf, not to the person in
the dream but to a close family member.)

editorial) Always go hiking in pairs because you do not have to
outrun a pursuing bear, only the person with you.

January 7, 2012; (Unconscious dreaming)

I was traveling down a road through what I believe was a desert. In
the car with me were two other men: Cliff, a good friend of mine, who
sat in the passenger seat and a hitchhiker I had picked up who sat in
back. The car I was driving began to act up and soon after the engine
shut down. We coasted until it came close to a stop then pulled off
the road.

noticed immediately that there was another car just a few yards down
the road. It was a blue car with lots of dust covering the body. The
car had pulled head-on into the desert with the rear facing us. The
driver’s door was open and looked to have a pair of legs hanging out.
Whoever was in the car had to have seen, if not heard, us pulling up
but made no effort to move.

we should check on that person to see if he’s okay,” Cliff
suggested. I agreed. The three of us got out and the hitchhiker went
over to the front of my car.

check the car for problems while you two check on the person,” he

and I headed over to the other car. The car was about one hundred
feet or more from us. Between us and the car was a wide pool of water
surrounded by low bushes. Strangely the only openings around the pool
of water were in front of us and next to the car. Since the water was
only ankle-deep, we waded through. Once we had reached the other
side, we walked around to the open driver’s door.

was a man sitting in the seat looking out. He was thin with dark hair
and a pale face that looked as if the blood had been drained from
him. He was going through dry heaves, looking as of he had been
crying for hours. We approached him and were shocked at what we saw.
Over his arms and down his sides, he looked as if something had taken
large bites out of him but the wounds were not bleeding.

looked up at us; but what caught my eye then was the car’s interior.
Even with the bright sun shining down, the inside of his car was
pitch black. I could see nothing but a black void past his seat, like
I was looking though a window out into a starless universe. The
movement of his uninjured left arm got my attention. He picked
something up from his lap and tossed it to us; it landed next to me.
I looked down by my feet where it had landed and saw what looked like
a small white button.

bent down and picked up what the man had tossed; he immediately
jumped from his car and began hobbling away.

sorry,” he said, directing the apology to me.

what?” I asked.

a creature in there.” He pointed back to his car. “You can’t see
it and when it moves it’s only a blur. It feeds off whoever holds
that device.” He pointed to my hand which held the small button-
looking device. He hobbled past us toward the vast desert, getting as
far away from the car as possible. I looked away from the man to
Cliff and then we both looked back to the black emptiness of the
car’s interior. Just then a large gray blur streaked out and took
hold of me. I was suddenly snatched into the driver’s seat of the

move had been so swift, it seemed I had been instantly transported. I
looked at Cliff who had moved back several feet. I then looked to my
right at the passenger seat but all I saw was vast emptiness around
me. In the darkness of what should have been the passenger seat, I
could make out something twisting around. I jumped out of the car but
as soon as both my feet had touched the ground, a gray blur reached
out, snatching me back inside.

jumped out again but the same thing happened. I was pulled back in
but this time I felt a sharp pain shoot through my right thigh. I
yelled out in pain and looked down to see a large bite taken out of
me. I could see the flesh and muscle but no blood, the bite somehow
had cauterized the vessels. I panicked and reached out with my arms,
begging Cliff to come over and help me but he began to move farther

rolled out onto the ground and once again was pulled back into the
driver’s seat. There was another sharp pain, this time in my
shoulder. I saw that a bite had been taken out, nearly to the bone in
my right shoulder. I began to scream, Cliff was frozen with fear,
still standing some six or eight yards away. The hitchhiker stopped
working on our car and came running over.

wrong?” he shouted to Cliff but he did not move or answer. Seeing
the fear in Cliff’s face he looked over at me. I guess he could see
the bites that had been taken out, because of the sickening look that
suddenly arose in his face. He stepped over to me.

happened to you?” he asked. I was terrified and could not speak but
I did notice I still had the small white button-looking device in my
hand. Being so overwhelmed with fear, I could not help myself. I
recalled what the first man in the car had said and tossed the button
over to the hitchhiker. Because of my state of panic I overthrew,
causing the device to go over his head. Unfortunately it sailed over
to Cliff who, without thinking, caught the device.

screamed and tossed it down. I jumped out of the car feeling the pain
rush through the bites that had been taken out of me.

it up!” Cliff screamed while pointing down to the device. “Pick
it up!” he screamed again. I could only stand there watching the
terror in his face. The thought of being anywhere near this place
with the creature nearby sent me running for the road. I passed the
hitchhiker who looked between me and Cliff.

one of you tell me what’s going on?” he yelled.

could not answer as fear had so taken me over that I had even
abandoned my friend. As I passed the hitchhiker, we both looked back
at Cliff who was screaming at us. The gray blur bolted from the car
toward Cliff and in an instant he was gone. I continued to run the
best I could toward the road. Hearing Cliff scream, I glanced back to
see him emerge from the car only to be snatched back in. The
hitchhiker saw this and began to run, soon catching up with me.

What’s going on ?” he yelled
into my ear as if I had not heard him the previous times. I still
could not answer; fear had me fleeing. We heard Cliff screaming for
us to come back and he had come out of the car again only to be
pulled back in. The hitchhiker, seeing this once again, stopped
asking questions and began running far ahead of me down the road.

Tears began to well up inside me for abandoning Cliff but fear had
taken me over and I knew it would keep me going until I dropped from
exhaustion. As I continued down the road, I glanced back every now
and then, still seeing Cliff jumping out of the car only to be pulled
back in. As the pain became too much for me to handle, I a woke.

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