Dream Shift

Something strange has happened. My dreams, they have always been an anomaly to me, and to those around me. For as long as I can remember they have been filled with mass murderers, giant spiders, evil guinea pigs, mysterious women living under my bed, and an assortment of other terrifying subjects. I do have pleasant…

When I Grow Up

I am excited to post a guest entry today by a man who has been both a door to door salesman, and worked in the future weapons department at the Pentagon. He has sold shoes for JC Penny, and navigated drug busts by aircraft in foreign countries. He has a pet chihuahua named “Teddy”, and…

Not The Next Snow White

My sleep walking and night terrors generally involve screaming about spiders, home intruders, or the mystery woman who lives under the bed. Sometimes I wake up Isaac just to ask how he is doing, or to see if he needs anything. Rarely do I stray from those topics, but lately sleeping Courtney has been stuck…

Taxi Cabs, Dolphins, and Office Jobs

Most parents just want their kids to be happy, whether that means driving a garbage truck or curing cancer. And most children have high aspirations for their future careers and goals. While my little kindergarten friends were¬†presumably¬†telling their parents of their dreams to become firefighters, police officers, astronauts, and doctors, I had a different idea…

Night Terrors and 3 a.m. Visits

I could hear him in my bathroom, shuffling through my linen closet. I knew that any minute he would realize there was nothing of value in there and come rifle through the rest of my bedroom. He would see my laying in bed, quivering and begging to not be hurt. He was going to pull…

Nuptial Nightmares

Our wedding venue, photographer, and caterers are booked. My gown is paid for, my bridesmaids have their dresses too. The guest list is finalized. All 115 invitations are addressed, stamped, and waiting patiently to be mailed. Everything is coming together so nicely, so why do I keep having nightmares about our wedding day? Cold feet?…