As usual, I'm a day late, but here's my story for Friday Fictioneers. The picture prompt is from Madison Wood's blog. Be sure and check her site for more stories. And be sure to send me the link to yours as well.
Jack stopped running. “You can’t what?”
“I can’t go into that tunnel. You know why.”
“You’re kidding, right? You’re going to let a stupid dream ruin our morning run?”
It was stupid. I knew that. But that didn’t make it any easier. “Go on without me,” I suggested. “I’ll climb the hill and meet you on the other side.”
“No!” Jack’s flustered face softened quickly. “You need to conquer this, Amy. The nightmares won’t end until you do.”
I stepped inside and felt a push. Jack’s face contorted into an unrecognizable mask of terror. “Now the nightmare begins.”