Nightmares descend sinking saber teeth into slumbering emotions; a merciless mauling in the dark. Blanket warmth escaped, fled for nowhere. The lid has been torn off. Blind-sided. Burning tears splash. Cold air mocks at fear-dewed skin. A sudden touch pierces like a flaming sunbeam, lighting the way home. Falling, tumbling into the safety of a loving embrace, the beast retreats back into its cave.
A small stone in River of Stones entry.