Dream-Gifting

Bridget Webber
Jun 14, 2019 · 2 min read

A short story

“Darn it!”

These prickles pierce my arms as I crouch low to the sweet-scented earth. The forest is damp — mist swirls — and I am bone-chilled.

“I left my warm bed in the night to come here?”

I chastise my stupidity. The blankets were so snug and here is so…

But the crack of a twig and sure crunch of hooves stops all thoughts dead.

“He’s near,”

Through the darkness I catch my breath, as though, if the beautiful beast were to hear, he would hurl me across the sodden ground with those striking antlers.

Clammy nightclothes cling, and a bead of drizzle — or sweat — streaks across my cheek. His silhouette slinks between the outlines of branches in the vapor.

“It is him,”

“Be still my heart.”

“Does he see me?”

I squat even lower, curled in a ball of wet leaves, and he walks over, his head ground-ward and nostrils flared.

Gasping, I see my hand rise to greet his muzzle and stroke his velvet neck.

For a second relief-washed, a wave of calm soothes me until I wake in bed with a startle.

The clock on the nightstand says 3.30 am. That’s the time the universe births miracles into the inkling of dawn’s edge.

Each dream animal you see in your sleep offers a gift. You may fear the creature when he walks into view, but accept what he gives and your power will grow.

Copyright © 2019 Bridget Webber. All rights reserved

The Bolt-Hole

Self-improvement, stories, and poems

Bridget Webber

Written by

Independent content creator, ghostwriter, author https://tinyurl.com/y2cgqhgv mental health advocate, and poet. bridgetwebbber@outlook.com

The Bolt-Hole

Self-improvement, stories, and poems

Bridget Webber

Written by

Independent content creator, ghostwriter, author https://tinyurl.com/y2cgqhgv mental health advocate, and poet. bridgetwebbber@outlook.com

The Bolt-Hole

Self-improvement, stories, and poems

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