Dreams Are Not

The world she lived in was like a dream.

Terrifying in it’s simplicity and horrifying with how people just accepted certain things as unchangeable facts about life.

Rule #1 – If you stepped out of line, the authorities weren’t responsible for what happened to you.

Rule #2 – You accepted what you were allotted in all things.

Rule #3 – If you broke either of the previous Rules, then you faced Consequences.

There was only ever one Consequence for all that the Third Rule made it seem like there were many.

Of course, no one ever knew what the Consequence was except for those who received it, but the results all seemed to be the same.

No one ever saw you again.

She shivered as she stayed in line for the food, not even reacting to the harsh temperatures coming from the sky.


I’ll be honest, when I first realized that Dungeon Prompts were back, I geeked out majorly (and then had to explain why to my nephew who is the only other person home right now.) Then I read this week’s Dungeon Prompt: Utopia and this was the first thing that came to mind.

I had wanted to write about the type of world that I consider to be a utopia, like the prompt says, but this is all that would come out.

Then my mind went kind of even worse when it reminded me of a terrible dream that I had once and I decided that there was something worse my head that came to mind when I saw this prompt and decided to just leave it as is.

I am going to go do something that lets me think about something else now.

Like family history. That always makes me feel better.

9 thoughts on “Dreams Are Not

  1. Pingback: Dungeon Prompts: Utopia – The Seeker's Dungeon

  2. I just finished rereading the book 1984. Your post reminded me of that book. I think I read it the first time in high school. When I reread it in 1984, it still seemed like science fiction rather than the world at that time. When I read it this time it seemed all too familiar.

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  3. I felt like I was reading 1984…what a dream you had, Martha. So happy to see you!! It IS amazing how the Dungeon brings so many amazing people together. I’ve missed you, kiddo. Hope the family and all the critters are doing well. x I had a dream as well two nights ago…

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