Judith when she was a young girl used to refuse to fall asleep because she knew when she did she’d have the dream of the monster chasing her. In the dream she could always hear the monster chasing her. Even though she was born deaf, in her dreams Judith could hear everything. But she could not herself make a sound, couldn’t even scream. So she’d refuse to sleep because the monster would chase her and she wouldn't be able to scream.
New short fiction from yours truly in this month's issue of Foliate Oak literary magazine.