I had a horrible nightmare last night. The kind where I wake up in a sweat, heart pounding, near crying, not wanting to go back to sleep. My first thought was, I need to write this down! But then I found myself falling asleep and back in the middle of the same nightmare, only tweaked.
This time, I was being grabbed by Danny DeVito,
(but with hair like this)
a rag held over my mouth,
and thrown in a swimming pool, told to float on the lily pads.
Then the lily pads turned into floaties (I think my brain was trying to make sense of the situation).
I woke again, telling myself to remember this dream and the intense feelings accompanying it (minus the floaties cause the lily pads are more interesting). The next time I fell asleep, I was writing my dream down, making sure to express every scary feeling, and since I'm now teaching again, my dream turned into me helping my students write scary stories.
It made total sense in the dream, and I must say I did a great lesson on writing, but having seven-year-olds write about getting kidnapped by a psycho doesn't seem like a good idea in the morning.
And looking at the string of images going along with my nightmare, I'm not thinking it was really worth all the effort to remember.
What do you think? Do I have a story here? ;)
Any good dreams (or nightmares) worth remembering lately?
Happy writing :)