In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Just a Dream.”
You’re having a nightmare, and have to choose between three doors. Pick one, and tell us about what you find on the other side.
Trigger warning – mention of suicide
This happened. I had to make a choice to leave a life that frightened me, I was awake it was real.
It had come to the point that my ‘perfect’ life was driving me to suicide. I didn’t know it for a while I just kept trying harder at the perfection.
Doors were the possibility making big scary life changes. How come I never saw those doors before?
I found myself in a psych ward.
I owned my own life and at last I saw the doors.
It was suddenly so clear. Make a choice – go through.
Choose a door.
They were all my doors and I got to choose. They would all take me away from the nightmare.
Safe on the other side I can now see the nightmare I had left.
Good job it’s a strong safe door.