writer of horror, fantasy & science fiction
 

Dreamland

When Louie begins having dreams about the man in blue, he soon learns that he's not really dreaming—he actually travels to another world. A world the man in blue calls Dreamland.

In Dreamland everything is really two things; what you see and what you want to see. And it can be difficult to tell the difference.

2019, # pages, ghost story, horror & mystery

COMING MARCH 2019

Sign up to be the first to know
(and get a free story right now)

Excerpt

Louie stared out into the wasteland and felt a growing discomfort.

“Something lives out there,” the man in blue went on, as his eyes searched the horizon. “Once in a while they come close enough to the border to be glimpsed. And if you listen carefully, you can hear their voices.”

Louie held his breath and listened. The silence on this side was deep and calm, only interrupted by bird song now and then. On the other side a cold wind howled.

“Can you hear them?” the man asked.

“I can only hear the wind.” But as he said it, he realized the wind was the voices. It was a chanting choir of faint fragments; whispering, giggling, alluring.

“… hi, Louuuuie …”

“… how cute he is …”

“… come out here …”

“… we’ve been waiting for you …”

“… come visit us, Louuuuie …”

They kept saying his name. The sound made him shiver. The voices seemed to rise and fall with the wind, but at the same time it seemed like they came from inside his head. There was something drawing, almost hypnotic about them. Louie wanted to step closer, just so he could hear them a little more clearly …

“Louie?”

The man's voice pulled him back, and he looked up.

“Don’t listen anymore. If you listen for too long, you end up taking the bait. The reason I show you this is so that you can understand where the voice you heard is coming from. It’s the creatures out there who have been trying to reach you through your dreams.”

Louie stared out into the darkness and tried to see the creatures. He thought he saw a group of glowing, wavy figures in the dark. They stood side by side, twisting in a hypnotic dance. He stepped a little closer to the man in blue. “What do they want with me?”

“They want to drown you in bad dreams until your mind breaks down. They will try to lure you anyway they can. They will lie and tell you anything to make you follow them. And if you do …” The man caught Louie’s eyes. “There’s no way back if they catch you.”

© 2019 Nick Clausen • Privacy
Nick's books on Amazon Contact Nick's books on Goodreads