Collection: Moonlight, Oasis, and Dreams

This collection of short stories was inspired by this prompt.

I had been here, a long time ago. I was on a vacation back then. I have a fuzzy memory of some big, grassy field. It had been turned into a crater by a meteor. It baffled many, as no meteorologist foresaw it. Since then, the locals had started a hoax. Everyone claimed that there was some creature living in the crater. Yeah right. It was midnight. A full moon shined as clearly as a crystal. I looked up. I did not see a creature. Instead I saw an army of small, fanged, hungry-looking, alien-like creatures.

I was uncertain, but I kept going. Perhaps there was an oasis. The sun beat down on me like a professional wrestler. I could see a faint blue shaped thing in the distance. I ran, and was shocked to find an oasis. I took a long sip. I had been stranded in the desert for months. I saw a strange shaped object in the sky. It seemed to be descending. I realized it was a helicopter. Several moments later, I was climbing a ladder. It was only one more step, and I’d never see this desert again. I awoke with a jolt. I knew there was something weird with that oasis water.

In my dreams, I envision a place. It’s a very small lake. I swam and swam. But I never reached the shore. Every time I almost reached the shoreline, it shrunk back. I’ve been trapped in this dream for years. It seemed so real. Perhaps I’ve been like sleeping beauty, stuck in an endless sleep. I became tired one day. I couldn’t go on. I began sinking. The last thing before this sleep was jumping in a lake just like the one in the dream. It couldn’t be real, right? Before, I could decide, the world went black.




6 thoughts on “Collection: Moonlight, Oasis, and Dreams

  1. Pingback: “The Angel” – The 18th of March 1963 – Milwaukee, Wisconsin | Forgotten Correspondence

  2. Love this one!! Very intriguing.

    By the way, would you like to join our editing circle at school? The people involved are me, Margaret, Kyleigh, Rosa, and Audrey. We set always willing to welcome more people–the more, the merrier! Plus, it’s nice to have other writers around to help us through this perilous journey. XD

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