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Saturday, 8 December 2012

Dream in Reverse

Note: I'm not the author of this story. I've translated it from the original Japanese into English. Please do NOT copy and paste it somewhere else on the web without my permission.Thank you for your cooperation.

I had a nightmare.
In the dream someone was trying to strangle me.
The face of the attacker was blurred like it was shrouded in mist so I couldn't tell who it was.
I tried desperately to shake him off and gripped his wrists but it was to no use. I only felt my consciousness slowly leaving me.

I woke up as I  completely lost my consciousness in the dream.
Inadvertently I felt for my neck.
Copious sweat was teeming down my entire body.

If I find some handprints on my neck this will turn into a piece of ghost story -  I thought, as I went into the bathroom to take off my clothes. And the moment I looked in the mirror I froze.

They were there.
The vivid purple handprints.

Not on my neck, but on my wrists.


  1. yay! another horror story! ^O^

    hmm... so she's strangled herself??

  2. kage bushin no jutsu!!!

    well is that or she is really the killer, but if she is the killer she killed herself.


  3. Now that was an unexpected twist at the end. I was not expecting that to happen. XD

    This story reminds me of when I woke up with a strange, unexplainable cut that went down along the length of my arm. There were no sharp objects on my bed that could have caused that, it had never happened before, and it hasn't happened again ever since. The cut wasn't even painful or sensitive to touch, which made it even more intriguing.

    Another incident I can remember is that my ex-fiancee used to enjoy watching me sleep on webcam, but she would sometimes feel a bit scared because she claimed she could hear somebody breathing close to the microphone, even though there was nobody else in my room apart from me, my bed isn't positioned close to the microphone, and I don't snore. It might have been just microphone noise or sounds coming from outside that she mistook for breathing, but she swore she could tell it apart from sounds coming from outside.

  4. I think she was trying to strangle someone else. But Time Wits for No One; I do agree that she could have been, at least her "alter-ego" or mirror self, or something like that.

  5. either that, or she was the one who strangled someone else

    it's creepier that way :D

  6. no, i don't think so...she said she doesn't have some handprints on her neck, right? so it means that she's the strangler, not the strangled...she strangled someone else but on her dream, she's the one being strangled

  7. Well, since the title said " Dream in Reverse" That could mean she strangled someone in real- life whilst in dream she was the one got strangled .
    That's all there is to it.

  8. Daaaaang this is really creepy! I love it! Definitely remembering this next time I tell ghost stories. Brrrrr. X3

  9. Ooooh scary! (`・ω・´)” She was strangling someone in her sleep!
    I wonder who it was?

  10. I think her own self was saving her by removing her consciousness in the dream by strangling her
    thus waking her up

    if she didn't lose her consciousness in the dream...

    she will never wake up

  11. Hi guys! Thank you for your comments!
    I'm going to be quite busy this month so my replies will be slow and brief! Sorry!

    @Time: glad I'm making you happy!

    @HN3: Wow, you know things about ninja?

    @Diogo: oh my your experience scares me! Just imagining a creepy ghost breathing into the microphone.. oh my. O_o

    @Dest: oh! her alter-ego? Interesting.

    @Anon: very possible!

    @theblackship: a good observation dear!

    @Andrack Knive: in that case I wonder whom could she have strangled? hmmm!

    @Steeple: I'm glad I was able to add something to your repertoire of ghost stories!

    @Princess: (`・ω・´)” yes I wonder! lol

    @ian wili: that's an interesting interpretation, dear! Thank you for that!

  12. I think I go with Andrach Knive's theory. Or- she dreamed she was being strangled and gripped her own wrists and tried to pull them away. The handprints were her own!


  13. hey Saya been following your blog for a while now though this is my first comment.

    I've been wondering why people haven't mention, and maybe they haven't noticed, but you don't need a mirror to look down at your wrists.

  14. @jamie L: Hello, welcome! Thank you for dropping a comment!

    I see your point dear, I wondered about the same thing too. Of course you don't "need" a mirror to look down at your writs, but perhaps he just happened to notice his wrists at the time when he was looking into the mirror. Maybe until then he didn't really think about checking his wrists. How about that? :)

  15. @Tani: I almost missed your comment! How are you? I hope you're doing fine, Tani. :D

  16. @Tani: I'm good, Tani. It's still surprisingly warm in Taiwan. What a difference from my birth place in Japan!

  17. Can i translate this into Vietnamese, because I really do like your translation

  18. @conbocuoi1996: go ahead, dear. Thank you for asking!;)

  19. Oh thank you for accepting. May I translate other ones, too?

  20. @conbocuoi: sure, but I think there must be quite a few Vietnamiese people who are traslating my posts already.. I wish they could just go to Japanese sites and translate stories directly themselves. lol but I guess English is easier.

  21. Haha, I didn't think that there are Vietnamese who like Japanese horror stories like me. Anyway, I want to translate these just because I like the stories and your translations, and I don't care if anybody has translated them before. And you'r right, English is easier. I've just started to learn Japanese, so it's still too difficult for me=)).

  22. @conbocuoi: In fact, there've been hordes of Vietnamese visitors flocking to my blog. A few of them have already asked me if they could translate my stories, if I remember correctly.

    You're great that you're learning Japanese. I hope it will all go well.


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