I have an idea for a short story, but I can't help but wonder if others would find it too cliche, even though there's a slight twist. We're all well versed in the dream cliche: one starts their story in the middle of a dream, unbeknownst to the audience, and the MC goes through some terrible trials before waking and revealing to the audience that it was all a dream. Classically, they awake to some kind of relief, usually the opposite of what they were dreaming (IE: Dorothy struggles to get home to Kansas, and wakes to realize that she never left home after all). This is also done in horror movies all the time to help foreshadow coming events, but the emotion tied with it is usually relief. I think we can all agree that this is somewhat overdone. But how often do you read the opposite? Is it too overdone to write a story where the character is dreaming something wonderful, only to awake to a dystopian reality, which ties in with elements of the dream?