I Must Be Dreaming

Avatar Author: tiphanie tiphanie is a girl. when she's not ruining things, she paints and draws and writes all over everything, including but not limited to bedroom walls, desks, books, newspapers, the internet, and your face. Lastly, she th... Read Bio

She dreamt of him often. They were dreams that made her believe she was awake, dreams that skewed her perceptions of reality. She knew in her head that he didn’t exist – but the dreams told her otherwise. Pretty soon, the constant confusion wore on her. The dreams unnerved her to her core.

One night, they didn’t come. The next morning, freed from a dream-woven preoccupation, she went about her business feeling slightly giddy. The day itself felt alive, joyous. Humming, she looked up from her work to see a man walk into the shop.

Her heart stopped; time itself stopped, like a lost echo.

He looked half-ashamed, half-mischievous. “I was looking for you,” he said. He reached for her hand, and at his touch all her dreams resurfaced like visions.

She pulled her hand away. “Who – what are you?” Magic is only in books, she told herself. Should only be in books.

“Forgive me,” he smiled at her – and how could she not with a face like that? “I’ve been very anxious to see you.”

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  1. Avatar Musicsinmyveins

    You will be famous..by weeks end..yes!

  2. Avatar S. Zee

    Totally sequelling this!

  3. Avatar Nancy

    Tiphannie you are a rock star! Don’t EVER stop writing!

  4. Avatar tiphanie

    Your kind words are much appreciated! =)

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  6. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    Nicely done. I think you did a good job maintaining the ambiguity of whether this is a good thing or a dangerous thing. I think the story has a good deal of potential to toy with and examine the idea of the magic of love and romance.

  7. Avatar Elice

    VERY nicely written. You do a great job with wording things so artfully. This would make an amazing series.

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