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The Dreaming Wager
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TITLE (EDIT)
The Dreaming Wager
DESCRIPTION
Have you ever wagered with your subconscious mind?
[415 words]
TITLE KEYWORD
Mystical
AUTHOR
Joseph D Smith
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Joseph D. Smith is The Legendary Graduate!
[November 2013]
AUTHOR'S E-MAIL ADDRESS
joseph.jds.smith@gmail.com
AUTHOR'S OTHER TITLES (22)
Bagon Time! (Poetry) A fun little poem demonstrating laziness in writing, which the majority of people exhibit! [6 words] [Humor]
Cross In The Darkness Of The Night (Poetry) The lonely forsaken cross... This poem is featured in my self-published book of poetry, The Legendary Graduate. [58 words] [Suspense]
Death Is Black (Poetry) A dark poem inspired by "Roses are Read", but instead it shows disdain for a person. This poem may be used for any purpose with credit to Joseph D. Smith, while derivative works may be made as long a... [12 words] [Relationships]
Habit Of Insanity (Poetry) This poem is for those who are struggling or who have struggled with drug addiction. This poem is featured in my self-published poetry book, "The Legendary Graduate". [120 words] [Health]
Hypothesis Of Cancer's Single Underlying Cause (Essays) Does cancer have a single underlying cause? My hypothesis says yes-maybe. [103 words] [Health]
I Am Two (Poetry) I am born by both God and Satan... Their signatures were put on my soul. This is an original, independently published poem. [20 words] [Fable]
I'm Phat And Fat (Poetry) I am proud of who I am, so I'm cool with that! This poem is featured in my self-published poetry book, "The Legendary Graduate". [27 words] [Motivational]
Man With No Head (Poetry) The man with no head rides again. This poem is featured in my self-published poetry book, "The Legendary Graduate". [52 words] [Fable]
Nine-Volt Lick (Poetry) Have you ever licked a nine-volt battery? Tee-hee! [12 words] [Humor]
Oh The Fat Irony (Poetry) What does it take to not be fat...? This is an original, independently published poem. [35 words] [Humor]
Passing On (Poetry) Till the day I died. This poem is featured in my self-published book of poetry, "The Legendary Graduate". [127 words] [Spiritual]
Samurai Jack Ending (Short Stories) Samurai Jack: Time-Traveling Hallucinogen-The Last Ride by Joseph D. Smith. Story derived from Samurai Jack by Genndy Tartakovsky. [1,085 words] [Fan Fiction]
Say Love Me (Songs) I have Asperger's Syndrome, a mild form of autism, and this is an example of how repetitive I can be. It also shows how I can actually capture the feeling of love in so few words! My buddy Dennis Adki... [43 words] [Romance]
The Cat And The Gnat (Children) A cat with a stylish hat, meets it's match with an over-confident gnat! [68 words] [Animal]
The Hobo In The Elevator (Children) A rhyme that would entertain the children, and teach them to be happy about what they have, especially the roof they have over their heads! [46 words] [Fable]
The Legendary Graduate Success (Essays) How I became a successful author with my book, "The Legendary Graduate" by Joseph D Smith. ISBN: 978-1-105-23776-8 [343 words] [Publishing]
The Multi-Billion Dollar Strike (Short Stories) What if a multi-billionaire could cause an entire nation to go on strike by paying them to do so? [903 words] [Literary Fiction]
The Raisin Hater (Plays) A very, very short play about the thumb-sized little man named The Raisin Hater, who is delusional and paranoid that Raisins are after him! This is a highly-experimental stage-play, which may be use... [173 words] [Comedy]
This Quarter Of Yours (Children) A children's rhyme about giving a kid their quarter's worth of a Quarter! It teaches kids a literary device on using the same word in different ways. [17 words] [Comedy]
What's It Like? (Songs) A song about confronting one's own life-situation! [118 words] [Motivational]
When I Smile For You (Songs) This is a song I wrote for a friend that I stabbed in the back, that I'm glad forgave me. [124 words] [Relationships]
Yet, Pigs Can Fly (Poetry) This poem is a pig, that can fly. [19 words] [Comedy]
The Dreaming Wager
Joseph D Smith

I was once faced with my truest form, the one who keeps me alive while I sleep, but it was no mere dream... I have always wanted to know who I really am, and I knew that there was only one option to finding out, I had to wager with my subconscious mind!

The night was as every night goes, the room was silent and dimly lit. I never remember how I go into dream land, so I will get right to the point; I fell asleep. I found myself face to face with a martial-arts master, mid-aged, and every bit of a man.

I thought to myself, “Who could that be?” and the man had given me an answer, which strangely coincided with my question. I looked at him and I asked him out-loud, “How did you know the answer when I didn't even ask?”, then he smirked.

“You are clever.”, he remarked. I then became lucid, this was a dream. I found my confidence, and so I toyed with my dream character. “I know who you are.”, a grin came across my face. “So you do?”, he hastily expressed.

I had to think fast; “I'd like to make a little wager with you!”, this stopped him dead in his tracks. “What kind of wager?”, he replied. “I want to battle you in a match of mixed martial arts, and if I win, then you must tell me who you are, in every little detail!”, my adversary grinned, as he knew he had an unimaginable advantage, inside of this dream world!

“I accept!”, he then proceeded to prepare. He signals; “Bring it on!”, and the battle was on! I made my first move with a punch, which he was able to prepare, where he then tried to grapple and throw me, but to no avail; although he did manage to knock me down with a deathly punch. I got back up, then I proceeded to kick, which he also blocked. He landed another one, right in my jaw!

“You know you can't win!”, he was almost right, but I quickly took control! I shape-shifted into a blob, surrounding him! He was fighting me something fierce, who then almost broke free, but then I consumed the whole dream world!

“Alright! I quit! I give! I give!”, he pleaded. I let him go, as now he had some explaining to do. “You wanna know who I am?”, he scornfully conceited. “Tell me every little detail.”, I neutrally replied.

His fading voice echoed, “I...am...God...” ...

 

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STORYMANIA PUBLICATION DATE
January 2011
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