Only by controlling it can we banish the nightmare

Writing Room 101

trees Occasionally I like to take part in the daily prompt, brought to us by the WordPress Daily Post . This one is entitled ‘Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)’ and I’m not exactly cheating by choosing to share with you a nightmare. For one, the prompt allows this deviation, and for another, it had a positive outcome.

When I was eighteen I was held up at knifepoint. I’ll spare you the details (so unlike me to skimp on the drama!). I was working in a video store at the time, and two men ambushed me so they could steal a mere £50.00 from the till. Okay, so I’d just cashed up, and had tucked the days takings securely in the safe, but I didn’t tell them I had a key – obviously.

Anyway… I was understandably shaken by the event, and though I adjusted quite well, considering what could have happened, I began…

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