Last night I had this rather gross dream. I was lying on my bed, face down. Someone had given me a small jar that was filled with insects and liquid - probably the conservatory kind. I looked at them from the outside and kept turning the jar to see what was inside.
All of them were grotesquely huge. There were pill bugs, some things that looked like trilobites (which reminds me, I used to have a necklace with a green trilobite, what happened to that), and on the bottom, there was a HUGE ASS MOTHERFUCKING BLOODFILLED TICK. And with huge I mean it would fit in the palm of my hand.
I have a borderline phobia about ticks so that was just… great… And I have no idea why, but I opened the jar, and maybe it fell or idk but all the insects CRAWLED OUT, highspeed at that, and I was just lying there on my belly defenseless and they were crawling toward me and I JUST TRIED CONCENTRATING ON THE DAMN TICK because shit don’t let that thing touch you ew oh gods… And so I tried grabbing the huge, inflated body of it, but it was all slimy from the liquid so it was hard to grab, and it kept holding on to the sheets with its small arms and I tried pulling and pulling, without catapulting it right at me, and finally I got a hold of it and put it back into the jar. Holy fucking mother of all that is sacred.
Then I got up and pushed the blankets aside to look for the other creepers. I found some, dead, at the footend of the bed, and collected some of them to put them back. Some of the insects had changed into white mice of different sizes though. It made me wonder whether someone had snakes or other reptiles as pets, hence the typical feeding mice.
The dream informed me that the jar was something that got passed around - whoever got it would put something they had inside. Something living or dead. I put two of the dead mice back in, one tiny one and a bigger one, but left the rest - repetition is boring. I also saw a huge dead silverfish right there on my bed, perfect as my contribution to the macabre collection.
When I had put everything back inside I closed the jar tightly and woke up.