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The door to his room opened and the room was dark

The fire was not quite dying away and the room was quiet in spite of the little flames from within. He turned in his bed and saw the empty chair. “It’s a bed,” he...

The front door of the family home opened wide, showing a small, but wide, rectangular window

The door handle turned, and the two heavy oak doors opened wide, showing two narrow, but wide, rectangular windows. On the left side was a simple, yet dignified, office with a sturdy oak desk,...

We all have the power to train our mind

It's a skill, an art. And we need it. It is our brain, our subconscious, that keeps us safe from the terrors that lurk unseen, from the horrors that lurk within. The trick is...

Imagine you were in a dream where you were switching on the light in your room

Even if the light is on, you will still feel the bright, white, glaringly unbearable light. The power of that one switch would flip the world. To experience it, you must be aware of...

In our series of letters from African journalists, film-maker and columnist Farai Sevenzo reflects on life after the death of her father

There were days when I found it almost impossible to remember my dreams. I do not remember many of them during that time. Many a time I would wake up in the night and...

If you’re in a deep sleep state, and you wake up with a lucid dream, you have two choices

You have two options: Use the lucid dream skill, or not, and live with the dangers that come with it. The most important thing here is to recognize that it's a skill. It's something...

In our series of letters from African journalists, film-maker and columnist Farai Sevenzo looks at the importance of lucid dreaming

Lets say you've been dreaming about a beautiful princess and you wanted to know her name. First, you would have to open a book to find the right word. Then you would have to...

A young woman wakes up in the middle of a nightmare, only to be rescued by a police officer

I’m trapped. I can’t see, I can’t hear. All around me, nothing. I’m walking around lost, and alone. So I try to pull my eyes wide open, but that only makes my eyes burn,...

He felt the warmth that flowed through his fingers then up and through his arms, and up into his chest, and felt the warmth...

He felt the warmth that flowed through his fingers then up and through his arms, and up into his chest, and felt the warmth spread through the rest of his body. It was as...

You use your brain to achieve the same thing in a dream: flip a light switch without waking, or change a page without waking...

You use your brain to achieve the same thing in a dream: flip a light switch without waking, or change a page without waking up. You use your ability to be in a dream...

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It’s not dark enough for me to draw my own blood

Now, here, the silence is broken by a cawing that’s not a bird nor a crow, but an owl. The owl flies directly into the headlights. I see him, a large yellow eyed bird...

My sister was killed in a drunk driving accident

Walking to the beach with my umbrella still on top, I watched the water rippling on the rocky shore and thought to myself…I don’t belong here. I don’t fit in. I want to go...

Three hours pass and the phone rings again

Three hours passes and the phone rings again. A couple of rings. He opens his eyes and smiles at the caller ID. He glances at his watch. 5:46. He looks up and sighs, shaking...