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Ghost

Daily Post Prompt: Ghost

It was a late Saturday morning.  I didn’t have anywhere to be, so I was sleeping in.  The sun was already shining bright in the room, but I figured I could sleep a little more.  I felt Mercy sit down on the edge of the bed.  I felt her stroke my hair.  The room was so quiet, I could even hear my hair move as she played with it.  I slowly opened my eyes with a smile.  No one was there.  I looked around the room.  There wasn’t even a kitty in sight.  Wow, I must be still dreaming.  Oh, well.

I fell back asleep.  It happened again.  What the…?  I must be still dreaming.

I shook it off and closed my eyes again, but didn’t drift off this time.  I didn’t want to get up yet.  My hair gets stroked again.

I shot out of the bed and was down the stairs and in the living room in 3 seconds flat.

Mercy looks at me and says, “You look like you’ve seen a ghost.”

“I didn’t SEE one…”

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What Do I Carry?

Daily Post Prompt: Carry

I carry the weight of all on my shoulders.  I am the caretaker of my family, friends, and coworkers,  But who carries me?  Mercy tries, but her struggles are real and she doesn’t have the strength.  I need to unload some of the weight from my shoulders and carry myself.

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Confused

Daily Post Prompt: Confused

I’m confused a lot lately.  Why am I always in a fog?  I need to snap out of it, but I just can’t figure out how.

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Reach

Daily Post Prompt: Reach

Everything is a reach today.  I can’t catch a breath.  How will I get through this? My self-esteem is gone.

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Drive

Let’s go for a Sunday drive.  It’s a beautiful day.  We have nothing important to do or plan for.  Work is a whole 18 hours away.  There are no family members to attend to.  No obligations that keep us home.  Don’t you remember the oh so far away days of the past when your family would pile into the car and just drive.  There was no rhyme or reason for where you went or when you would return home.  Maybe dad had something in mind, but I never worried about it as a kid.  Looking back now it was probably just a cheap idea to pass the Sunday away back when gas was under 80 cents per gallon and a full tank cost less than any activity for a family of five.  So in memory of days gone by…let’s take a drive.

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Where’s My Nightmare Protection?

Midge…My Nightmare protection

I lost Midge, my last of three cats, back in March, and haven’t slept a full night since.  I have so many dreams now, and wake up after/during most of them.  I never used to wake up so many times each night or remember my dreams when I awoke.  I was one of those obnoxious people who could fall asleep in minutes and sleep through a riot.

I always called Midge “My Sleeping Pill.”  She worked better than Ambien.  She would corral me into the bedroom, wait for me to lay down, climb on top of me, and I’d be asleep in less than 5 minutes.  It didn’t matter where or when she climbed on me, I would fall asleep in minutes. Continue reading

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