Viv woke with the jolt of the dream still fresh in her mind.

Was it real? She was being chased down the road through the tunnel to the riverbed until she fell. Reaching for the fence just as splashing feet approached her.

It took a moment to realize it was just a dream.  She jumped into the shower to try to wash away the fear and to face the fact that she was no longer in danger.

As she left for work she noticed her shoes were muddy at the front door and her raincoat was wet from river water.

Was it just a dream after all?

Viv stood motionless while trying to decide.