Ask Baba Yaga: What Happened To My Nightmares?

Dear Baba Yaga,

For most of my life, my nightmares creatures were always bees and wasps. Recently, it’s occurred to me that I haven’t had these nightmares for years. What is that about, and why do I miss them?


You no longer live in the world of hauntings.;The objects around you do not shift of their own accord, & all yr bones are quiet, & you know that the stinging creatures only sting for reasons that the sun can understand, . You sleep through the nights now because it is useful to do so, ; before, you did not know why the night existed, & it meant too much to you. But if you wish to be haunted again, it is because you miss the shadows of things & the shadow of you moving through them.

Previously: How Can I Put More Pressure On Myself?

Taisia Kitaiskaia is a poet and writer living in Austin. She’s taking questions on behalf of Baba Yaga at askbabayaga [at]