Ever have one of those dreams, where you wake up, and you're struck by this excited, almost spiritual certainty? I just dreamed the perfect idea for a story. Of course that sensation usually wears off once you're more awake, and your cognitive powers are firing on all cylinders, but sometimes, objectively, you see a little glimmer of something useful in your dream.
I was editing Fiersom's Brood on Friday morning, fell asleep, and woke up with one such story.
So. Editing was shot for the day. I cranked the story out, 2400 words, and then just sat there looking at it. What in the hell is it?
I have this sense that the story has value, but I have no idea how to categorize it. I thought maybe, if some of you had the time, you could pop on over to the cafe (Writer's Cafe) and have a look. Tell me what you think. Is it good? What genre is it? Crit is welcome, because, to tell you the truth, I'm thinking this might have a strong showing in a contest or two.
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Comment-wise, I'd be really interested to know: have any of you ever turned a dream into a work of fiction? S'okay if you're not a writer. Have you ever had a dream that you thought would make a good story? List your ideas in my comment section, please, so that I may steal them all and go on to make a fortune in the literary world with the products of your twisted imagination.