100 Word Challenge: Dream

Back in the day, when I was fresh out of college, I was plagued by Non-attendance Final Exam Nightmares. You know the ones…. you walk into a class you’ve never been too all semester, are expected to take a “counts at 50% of your grade” test, and you realize that you don’t know anything about quantum physics.

Later, as a brand new graduate, working as a server at my family’s restaurant while searching for my Big Girl Job, the dream morphed into The Waitress Shift from Hell.

You know the one… the dining room is full, you’re in the weeds with four tables all wanting you to take their order or refill their drinks and you have THAT party who can’t make up their minds.

“Hey folks, all ready to order?”

“Yes!”

Pen posed over your order pad and the debate begins.

“What are you going to have, dear?”

“I don’t know, what are you going to have?”

“I don’t know, what are you going to have?”

You offer to let them have a little more time to decide, seeing that the party at the table by the window is holding up empty glasses, angrily tapping them with their steak knives in an effort to get your attention.

“No, we’re ready to order. What are you going to have, dear?”

You’re caught in the Twilight Zone loop with no escape. And… scene…

Stress dreams are terrible. You wake up with your heart racing, your head pounding, and in a  state of panic.

It’s been a long time since I’ve had one of those dreams, but one snuck into my subconscious a few nights ago. Deadlines, even self-imposed ones, can do that to you – so can procrastination. Don’t put off today what you could have done two weeks ago.

“The interpretation of dreams is the royal road to knowledge of the unconscious activities of the mind.” ~ Sigmund Freud

The word for this week is:

Dream

Using “dream” for inspiration, write 100 Words, no more, no less, then link back to this post, or leave your submission in the comment section. Remember to keep spreading the love with supportive comments for your fellow wordsters.

  1. Thanks for doing this. 🙂 It was harder than it looked. 🙂
    Here’s mine: http://ehdemeter.weebly.com/blog/all-that-we-see-or-seem

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    1. Thanks for playing along!

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  2. Never been prompted before, but I put one up anyway. It was fun. Thanks!

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    1. Glad you enjoy the challenge, and glad to have you join us.

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  3. Mine’s up. This was a lot of fun!

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    1. Thanks for joining in! Please, come back soon and often.

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  4. Great prompt word! My piece is up. 🙂 Thanks for the prompt!

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  5. annnnnd – mine is up. Living the dream. Come play with me. 🙂

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  6. […] inspired to write about The Breach Trilogy. So, for Tara’s 100 word challenge over at Thin Spiral Notebook, we’ll be getting a peek at how a certain leading lady is doing. Keeping it vague and trying […]

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  7. […] Title:  The Impossible Prompt: Dream Source: 100 Word Challenge – Thin Spiral Notebook […]

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  8. […] 100 Words is here again. This week, the word is: Dream. You can join the prompt fun here. […]

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  9. […] 1,000 words seems daunting, and you want to try your hand at something more compact, check out the 100 Word Challenge at “Thin spiral notebook.” Deadline for submissions is Tuesday, midnight […]

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  10. […] I love doing these 100 word challenges! Not to mention how much I love this week’s prompt. The word dream could mean so many things […]

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  11. Finished my entry, it’s about a father with troubled thoughts.
    Here it is :):
    https://imagenn793.wordpress.com/2016/03/16/100-w0rd-challenge-dream-my-entry/

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  12. I shared a keyhole peek at a dream I used to frequently have. I don’t believe it means what some may think. I’ve had the deadline dreams too, thanks for sharing about yours!

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    1. It was great to see your name pop up over here. Thanks for joining in the challenge.

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