Like a Dream


“I’m going to be fine. It’s just hard getting past his death, that’s all, and it doesn’t help that I keep getting these terrible nightmares about the suicide. The event constantly replays in my head like a broken record. I’m glad you called when you did, Alexandria. After I read the suicide note, I got into a huge fight with my sister. I called you and when you didn’t answer, I thought you hated me and assumed it would be easier if I died. I wanted to escape the pain. Then out of nowhere, my cell phone rang. I think you might have saved my life.”

She was stunned that he would even consider something like that. It made her furious… that he thought about leaving her, forever.

“I don’t ever want to hear you say that again! Do you hear me? If you die then I will die, and I’m not ready to die!” Before she could say another word, Cash started laughing hysterically.

“What’s so funny?”

“Don’t worry, I’m not ready to die either. Now that I know I have you. It just sounded funny hearing you say that. I suppose I needed to laugh. By the way, what did you want to tell me? You said you had some news?”

Shoot! Can’t tell him now. “Oh it’s nothing. I can tell you later.”

“Okay. Alexandria, I wish I’d never left you. Do you forgive me?”

“Cash, you are the love of my life, and of course I forgive you. We’ll be together soon.”

“You always know what to say to cheer me up,” Cash whispered.

Alexandria felt her eyes getting heavier by the second. “Listen, I need to take a nap, so why don’t I give you a call later tonight. Then we can talk until we both fall asleep.” She yawned.

“Yeah, I’m pretty tired too, but I think my sister’s friends might come over to extend their condolences. Plus we have to go buy flowers for the funeral tomorrow.”

“Okay, just promise me that you’ll get some rest today.”

“I promise you I will try.”


“Yes? Alex?”

“I’m glad I met you, and I love you very much.”

“I love you too, Alexandria.” They both hung up together, and she quickly fell asleep.

A couple of hours later, she woke up in a good mood and was glad everything was finally falling into place. Just as she was about to go downstairs, her phone rang. “Hey Cash, how are you feeling?”

“Hey, I’m good.”

He told her how he felt when they got off the phone and how he longed for her kiss. He reminisced about the first time they made love and how he had to go take a cold shower. She told him she’d been missing him as well and she’d been having some intense dreams about him too.

“Hey, something you said earlier bothered me. You said you and your sister got into a huge fight. Why?” Alexandria asked.

“She found my dad’s suicide note while I was in the shower. She isn’t too happy about it. She blames us for his death,” Cash sighed.


I am currently working on the 3rd installment in the LIKE A DREAM series and it has been really cool seeing where this story is going. I just want to thank my followers and fellow readers for your support. LIKE A DREAM can be downloaded by clicking here and you can get started on MONSTROUS TIES right here

About shinaj1

Shina James is the author of LIKE A DREAM and MONSTROUS TIES, which are both available on Amazon as well as multiple retailers. She is currently working on the final book in the LIKE A DREAM series, WAKING AMELIA and can't wait to share it with her readers. While residing in Texas, she loves spending time with her husband and two kids.
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