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When dreams turn real

She woke up with a start. Breathless, she found beads of sweat dotting her brows. A raw fear passed through her. Shaking herself out of the dream, she rushed to the washroom to get ready for the airport. Draped herself in a lovely yellow colored mulberry silk saree that hugged her picture-perfect frame perfectly; a black dot on the forehead and long silver jumkas that almost reached her shoulders followed.

The clock struck 3: Time to leave for the airport, she thought, as her hubby's plane would land anytime.

At the airport, passengers and visitors were running to and fro. There was a huge ball of fire on the runaway: airport officials were announcing of a crash landing.

The dream was unfolding right in front of her eyes: could she shake off this as well, she thought.

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  1. wow.. a really good take on the prompt. In real life, sometimes we do get premonitions of things to come, don't you think? Atleast certain warning signs...

  2. Wish it was some other departing plane coming empty towards aerobridge.
    The dream was real without pain to her.

  3. Dreams are often premonitions or they convey some message. Let's hope this one ended well.

  4. I like the way you left the ending open to interpretation. Kind of of how dreams are , in any event.

  5. oh boy!! That was some premonition she had!!
    Such a tragedy!! :(

  6. My god! that's horrible! It's hard to digest when our nightmares come true! hard to shake them off!

  7. Dreams are always premonitions…..oh my. I'd cry in fear if I ever got this one.

  8. Dreams are always premonitions…..oh my. I'd cry in fear if I ever got this one.

  9. Ah, what a frightening dream. Very well thought of story.

  10. Sad quite sad. Wonderfully conveyed in few words.

  11. Let's just hope this dream turns out to be positive. Nice story!

  12. Oh, I hope that was a dream within a dream but yes sometimes dreams do come true. Good take on the prompt.

  13. sad sad saddd... this can't happen!! :(

  14. Gosh! That's scary and to think, we are no longer safe in life. Written with so much passion and love:)

  15. Oh no....I hope it was a dream in a dream!! :(

  16. Sounds like a very scary premonition that came true. Wonderful take on the prompt. I loved this nail biter.

  17. that was sad and scary. nicely written.

  18. that was sad and scary. nicely written.

  19. This happens. Deja vu is known to have a very deep connection with dreams.


  20. Deja vu, like Richa mentioned. I experience it often but never so tragically!

  21. I have experienced this twice, when I lost my father and then when I lost my brother. It really happens and when it happens it is surreal.
    Rendered speechless by this post.

  22. A frightening dream that turns true. Can well imagine the shock of the character in the story on seeing the events of the dream unfold before her eyes.


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