Monkey Business

Dreamed by Linda
Reprinted here courtesy of
The Nightmare Project
Simian Dreams
I dreamed that I came home one day and realized that I hadn't been feeding my monkeys. Upset over my forgetfulness, I went to my bedroom and found the small, flat box in which they lived. Through the transparent lid, I could see the ten or twelve compartments within, each housing a monkey which was three or four inches tall.

When I opened the lid, most of them jumped out and started running around. Of the two that remained in the box, one was very sick and one was dead. I knew it was my fault because I hadn't been taking care of them. I woke up feeling really guilty, like I had done something terrible.