Saturday, 4 February 2012

Fold!

Another Sunday morning approaches the vacant streets of Willesden Green.

The first hint of dawn bathes a ground floor bedroom in pale blue light dispelling the sepia tones imprinted by the street lamps the night before.

Outside a pigeon's rhythmic cooing is momentarily muted by the thump, THUmp, THUMP of a car's sound system pounding down the oblivious street.

Only the window panes rattle in protest.

Inside the bedroom, the sun's fingers curl around the curtain gaps and stroke the outdated furnishings and records crammed on flimsy DIY shelves.

Shadows tango on the wall above the queen sized divan.

Yet the couple's slumber remains untouched by the gentle intrusion of this Summer morning.

She briefly stirs feeling secure in the awareness of her partner sleeping beside her.

Then out of the silence a harsh damnation ....

''Fucking Bitch''

She startles; heart beats coalesce in her tightening throat. Regaining her breath she prods her partner in the back. No movement. His sleep continues unshaken. Uninvited thoughts flood her vulnerable mind. Is he talking about me? I thought we were happy? What have I done wrong? He hates women ....

And then ....

''FOLD''

Fold? Confused and trying not to laugh she resettles herself under the duvet and dozes in a warm reassurance until the jarring sound of the alarm awakens both of them.

It transpires that Younger Dad had been dreaming about a particularly frustrating poker game. One in which he had been roundly beaten by a female opponent.



The Relief.

Does your partner talk in their sleep?

14 comments:

  1. Loved the descriptive start of this post. Fabulous. My husband talks in his sleep when he is very tired but I can never make any sense of it - sometimes I have some fun and try and have a conversation with him but it usually gets boring as he just speaks nonsense. On the odd occasion we have a proper sleep talk I usually then think..probably best not to delve too deep into his subconscious. Sleeping dogs and all that!

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    1. Oh yes .... let sleeping dogs lie. Younger Dad usually talks about IT strategy in his sleep! I dont' tend to get involved with those ones.

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  2. Ha. Thankfully my husband doesn't talk in his sleep, but youngest son does, which is usually very funny.

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  3. Hmmm, and I thought it was only women who acted as if their dreams were real...!

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  4. It's usually me that talks in my sleep, and usually when I am overtired or run down or stressed (so quite often then, really!). I talk absolute rubbish which makes no sense at all, even in the morning. I spent a long, long time looking for my son in the night, I would half wake and ask where he was. That went on for a very long time, and still happens occasionally. I'm glad my husband doesn't do it. I'd find it a bit freaky, lying next to me talking about some of the things I talk about!

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    1. I've been known to talk in my sleep too .... and laugh. I talk a load of rubbish whereas my other half babbles really coherently.

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  5. Haha this is brilliant! My OH rarely does unfortunately as it is something that makes me laugh but he has shouted out 'save the soldiers' on more than one occasion for some strange reason! Thanks for linking up with Love All Blogs, Jess x

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    1. Save the soldiers!? - Ha ha ha!

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  6. Heh heh! The only time I have heard Papasaurus babbling on in his sleep I didn;t catch what he said which pains me - I would love to know what goes on in that big furry head of his!

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    1. Shame. Having said that, Younger Dad often talks about IT in his sleep - not riveting stuff!

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  7. Willesden Green. Wow! you start blogging and never think you'll come across someone from Wlllesden Green! I was raised there.

    My husband used to talk in his sleep sporadically...but usually only after an Angelina Jolie movie!

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    1. I lived in Willesden Green for a year or so and I enjoyed living there - Very green! LOL re. Angelina Jolie!

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