I guess it's about time I this out into the open air.
I had never been the child to have "normal" dreams. As a child, I was the one who could always fly, traveling to vast worlds I have never been to. Sometimes, I could see a portion of the future portrayed in a weird dream like version of what was to happen. OK, yes, very weird.... I know. But that's not even the half. In fact, I have consistently dreamt nightmares for almost the entirety of my lifetime, with a few exceptions. I can recall being visited by demons when I was about 5. My mom tried to to remedy it by telling me good night stories before I went to sleep. But I would still be visited by demons with their dark visions. Nothing much ever worked.
As I got older, calling my mother in every time I would wake up in a cold sweat was no longer "cool", so I learned to keep them to myself. Coincidentally, as I got older, my nightmares grew in clarity, voracity, and volume of violence. This continues to this very day.
Fires engulf whole cities, people get shot, cars wreck in an instant... all while I stand by and watch. Lately, my dreams have included martial law, concentration camps, and many natural disasters. No matter how many times I try to change what happens in my dreams, they persist.
Now, before you judge me, I am perfectly stable and capable of living in the real world. I do not need to go into an asylum. lol After I wake up, I realize they are only dreams. Just the darkest thoughts that escape the labyrinth of my mind during the heat of the night.
However, they still scare the living hell out of me...