Friday, June 4, 2010

Dream Blogfest

Thank you Amalia http://hellia.blogspot.com/ for hosting the Dream blogfest! This dream sequence is from The Beautiful People, which has been the manuscript I've used for all other blogfests. I kind of feel bad for Natalie (my MC) as I haven't been very nice to her. She's a tough girl though and can handle it...

Soon I relaxed enough and began to doze in the tub. Sleep might come tonight after all, I thought as I dried off. I crawled into the king sized bed, which seemed enormous and empty without Dominic and fell asleep before my head hit the pillow.

The dream started out nice. I was swimming in the ocean, the sun high above and reflecting bright white off of the sand. I floated weightless in the water and bobbed with the gentle lapping waves. Dominic and Grant were on the shore waving at me. I waved back and dove under the surface. When I came up for air the atmosphere had changed. Dark, stormy clouds boiled in the sky and the water had become choppy. Alarmed I looked for Dominic and Grant on the beach. They were gone. Something bumped into my back and moved away then collided with me again. I spun around and screamed. A body floating face down in the sea moved with the surf. Panic set in and I started to swim toward the shoreline. When I turned, a different body blocked my path. Then I noticed the water was blood red and corpses floated on the top of the ocean, in every direction as far as I could see. I opened my mouth to scream again and nothing happened, the air around me was void of sound, muted.

I woke in a cold sweat and with a pounding heart. I reflexively reached for Dominic, but he was gone. Disoriented, I panicked, still caught between my nightmare and reality. Finally the surroundings of our bedroom became familiar and I remembered where Dominic was. My head ached and I had cottonmouth, the beginning of a hangover starting to set in. I rolled over and stared at the closed bedroom door. I wanted the comfort of my mom. On her good days she would make the nightmares disappear so I could fall back asleep. This time I couldn’t tell her the source of my terrors. The boogieman wasn’t in my closet and there wasn’t a monster under the bed, the horrors in my dreams were real.

11 comments:

  1. Those are the worst horrors -- the ones that are real. Brrrr. An ocean filled with corpses. That'll have me awake all night. Great job, Roland

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  2. What a nightmare. The dream not the writing. Your writing is great.

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  3. Wow. Vivid, scary stuff here. Poor Natalie indeed, if she's dealing with this kind of stuff. Excellent entry for the blogfest.

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  4. Oh, very nice. Now I'm wondering if something has happened to Dominic or if he is causing things to happen if you know what I mean.

    I thought you did a lovely job with this. I loved how it started nice and when she dived everything changed.

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  5. Yeah I wish they's stop dumping all the zombie bodies out in the ocean.
    Fun stuff!

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  6. Ooooh!! *rubbing arms from goosebumps* This is horrifying! I hope the boys were safe anyway.

    Please drop by and tell me what you think of my dream sequence! ;)

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  7. Thanks everyone...loving all the different dreams. We're a twisted lot. :)

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  8. I love how detailed this was... and the very last line gave me chills. NICE!!!!

    <3 Kelsey Leigh

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  9. That was scary, and just amazing! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Really powerful imagery in this scene! The ocean turning to blood and bodies was incredibly disturbing. Nicely done and Thanks for participating!!

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