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A nightmare every night meant she should have been sent to a nightmare-free state so she could continue her studies

She was 16, a kid from a family with four kids, three girls and one boy, and she had been kicked out of every place but one. She had been kicked out of the...

In our series of letters from African journalists, film-maker and columnist M’Baye M’Baye tells the story of how she made it to the forest...

When I woke up everything was white. White like the night sky, blank white. I could smell the cold, crisp smell of snow and trees. I felt it through the floorboards and on the...

“I don’t know who I am

He felt...sick. "What...wrong with you?" The dog's eyes went on watch him, its tail wagging. "Where...can I go? And who...are you?" The dog was silent and just kept on watching. "I don't understand." The...

When Connie Elizabeth’s mother takes her own life, Connie’s life is turned upside down

The one place left to save her, is a halfway house in St Louis where the guards would let her live in a dorm that looks like they’d left some bad holographics behind. A...

If you want to be a lucid dreamer, you have to train your brain in a way that is compatible with your dreaming mind

In other words, it's not that your brain can't do anything in a dream. It can't. Instead, it can. It'll do it, but it can't know exactly how to do it. It has to...

The next morning, she woke up in the middle of the night and went to bed

Then the door opened and a candle was lit. She was suddenly aware that she was trembling all over. ‘Is my boy asleep?’ she heard the voice of the wife ask her mother. She...

A man in the US has been writing letters to his friend for a week, about the same question for a week, but he...

The first thing Dr. Evan Blakely did, was to send a question to his friend, the “Dream Guru”, Dr. Evan Blakely, On his Facebook page, he typed: “I need to know, what's the difference...

In lucid dreams, your brain uses a number of tools to stay asleep

If you use one of these tools, you wake up. But this is your brain on autopilot and doesn't wake you up. It's trying to stay asleep, trying to stay under the same limitations...

I’m sharing some tips and tricks on how to practice lucid dreaming

The secret to lucid dreaming is making the brain aware that it's in a dream, and then learning to take control of that fact. This can be achieved with a series of simple tasks,...

Two thousand ninety days since the nightmare began

Two thousand ninety days since the nightmare began. Nine hundred and sixty-five days since Connie Elizabeth came home, which was a year ago to her, she thought. It was a Monday, and it was...

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Tommy’s mission was to escape from the waking world

He needed to figure out a way to get back to his own body, so that he could complete his mission without having to go through the motions of a waking life. There was...

Beth stood atop the headland, watching the waves crash gently onto the ocean, feeling suddenly as if she was being pulled away from herself,...

Yet as she gazed out into an ocean that seemed to beckon as an unknown singer sang a song of longing, Beth felt suddenly as if she had been the one to place the...

The green eyes looked at Danielle, and then at the knight

“Sorry,” Danielle said, as she saw the last of the needles float out of sight, and the wall in front of the knight collapsed. She looked back down at the green eyes. “Is it...