Saturday, November 29, 2014

War Dream, with Extras

I dreamed I was with an army. We were fighting in Asia, either Mongolia or China it seemed. Mostly we were fighting the Chinese who seemed to be wearing WWII era clothing. Our weapons seemed like that era as well. I had a Tommy Gun. We finished a fight with some soldiers and then advanced into this valley where lay our objective, a village.

Before we saw the village, though, we saw the villagers coming toward us. They were mostly children with a scattering of women and old men. I was just a soldier but we had translators with us and through them the officers ordered the villagers to stop. They didn’t, but came on with these blank faces that seemed totally devoid of will.

Again and again they were ordered to stop but kept coming. Then the order came for us soldiers to open fire. We did. I shot a young boy in the leg to take him down but he seemed hardly to notice it and kept coming. I shot him again, higher, in the shoulder. The bullet seemed only to tug at him. No blood ran from the round black hole and he kept coming.

I was scared now. I opened fire for real. Bullets punched holes across the boy’s chest and even through his face—round, perfect, black holes, without any blood. They didn’t stop him. The other soldiers were having no better luck. I saw some of the bodies of the villagers almost torn to shreds by bullets and through those torn gaps I saw the reason for the villagers advance. From the back of each protruded a tentacle that was pushing them, controlling them.

The villagers, what was left of them, were within feet of us now. Then the tentacles shed their torn camouflage and whipped forward into our line, wrapping around various soldiers. One tentacle caught me up, jerked me up in the air. It dragged me spinning through the air and then released me. I fell, and landed with many other soldiers in a great long trench. We didn’t land on dirt though. We landed on a massive, quivering bulk of slick, pink flesh.

I woke up.


Chtulhu lives! In my dreams!
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21 comments:

pattinase (abbott) said...

I envy your dream life!

Charles Gramlich said...

Patti, always cool to get a good one.

Erik Donald France said...

Wow ~! Your dreams awaken puree pink Lovecraft ~>!!!

Brian Miller said...

dAmn dude...how freaking scary...first being forces to open fire on children...but then for them to just keep coming...the texture there in the end is a bit freaky too....

Bernard Lee DeLeo said...

Truly the village of the damned.

sage said...

What a scary dream.

Vesper said...

Children are always soooo scary in a horror story...
Love your dreams, Charles!!!

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

Charles, Mongolia would be a nice setting for a dream particularly a war with the zombies. The Japs were more scary than the Chinese during WWII in Indochina.

Charles Gramlich said...

Erik, I haven't had many Lovecraft dreams so it was welcome.

Brian, yeah, the kids thing was the most disturbing.

Bernard, absolutely.

Sage, definitely freaky

Vesper, yeah, I'd rather not have kids in my dreams. Certainly not like that.

Prashant, I'm reading a book set in Mongolia so I imagine that's where the setting came from.

Oscar said...

The Walking Dead meets The Dragon from Hell and throws you into a bowl of red Jello!

Cloudia said...

Scary






ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
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eric1313 said...

Some people would call that a nightmare, you know. Not everyone, but a few.

Ron Scheer said...

I have what I'll call "soldier" dreams in which I'm carrying a gun and seem to have joined up with partisans. I'm surprised that I'm enjoying the excitement and feeling no fear. Understand that I have never served in the military. Had I done so, I'm sure my feelings would be very different.

Charles Gramlich said...

Oscar, an apt description.

Cloudia, yes, a bit.

eric1313, I call it good clean fun. :)

Ron, I was never in the military either, although I do have a lot of fighting dreams. I wonder how they might be different had I see real combat.

David Cranmer said...

Nice one, Charles!

Barbara Martin said...

More like a nightmare.

Riot Kitty said...

Wow. That sounds very vivid and scary.

Charles Gramlich said...

David, indeed so.

Barbara, yes, this actually was pretty unpleasant in places, mostly concerning the children.

Riot kitty, freaked me out a bit.

SzélsőFa said...

Jeez. This is scary.
I bet this will make to one (or more) of your stories in the future.

Charles Gramlich said...

Szelsofa, certain parts will for sure.

jodi said...

Charles-I've said this before, but if I were you, I'd be afraid to close my eyes!