I have a history of having extremely vivid, fantastical dreams and I’d like to share a couple of the ones I wrote down. Now, I know this is not an opinion, but the idea of writing a novel has been weighing on my mind lately. And it’s not like I have time to do that anywhere in the extremely near future, but I’m curious to see feedback on these ideas. Actually, I’m lying: I don’t really care about feedback. I just want them out there, even if it means someone might steal them. Weird, I know. But having them out here gives me more incentive to actually do something with them. Writing also just stimulates the brain for more ideas so maybe I can make more connections just by writing these out again.
I’ve had a few glasses of wine. Obviously. Here we go.
I had this first dream when I just got out of a shitty relationship, I won’t mention with whom, and I’d been having major issues with self-esteem because of it. There seems to be a lot of symbols in this one referring to it, and I found it extremely interesting that this came out of my subconscious at that time. This is an AIM conversation I was having with one of my friends the night after I dreamt it so I’ll leave it in that form, omitting my screen name.
integrijusture: Me and some friends were out in the middle of nowhere.
integrijusture: Causing trouble lol
integrijusture: And we ran into the forest
integrijusture: Some guy lived in a huge tree who had some magic masks so we put them on and they made it so we could fly
integrijusture: So we were flying around the forest and we came into some magic fairy occupied territory in this open area in the forest
integrijusture: And there was a painfully beautiful witch who was getting married and she was evil though her future husband didnt know it. He was being tricked into marrying her with a love potion she had made
integrijusture: But her future husband started flirting with one of my friends and myself, actually it was more like just asking where we came from and inviting us to stay and join the party. Just being friendly
integrijusture: But the witch didnt like it because she thought we were spies trying to get information from him about her and she was also jealous because we were young and full of possibility and she was nearing the end of her existence, and she was planning on slowly sucking the life from her husband in order to stay young
integrijusture: So she started making speeches after the ceremony
integrijusture: And making fun of us in them so no one would like us and she could get rid of us without anyone caring. She didnt want her husband to fall in love with anyone else because then her spells wouldnt work on him anymore
integrijusture: But her guests were getting suspicious so she played it off like she was joking and brought us all drinks
integrijusture: But she poisoned ours
integrijusture: And then she told her army to kill us because we were traitors and she potion in the drinks weakened traitors. The drinks were a litmus for this, though she was lying.
integrijusture: So we started fighting them
integrijusture: And I was throwing spears and rocks and knives at them but I felt weak because I had been poisoned so I was close to being killed by the army. It made me desperate and I fought even harder and became reckless, though effective
integrijusture: And then this man dressed in all black calmly walked into the room
integrijusture: And he tried to take off my mask
integrijusture: But I fought him and flew away
integrijusture: And the army started singing and chanting because we were retreating back to the forest.
integrijusture: And I tried to fly away to go with my friends
integrijusture: But the man in black was following me
integrijusture: And when he came closer I couldnt fly and Id just fall to the ground
integrijusture: He was singing with the army too
integrijusture: And the louder he sang the weaker I felt. Suddenly my legs just started moving towards him
integrijusture: And I was walking into his arms
integrijusture: These terrible thoughts were coming into my mind from him that were making me feel ashamed and terrified and I could barely stand being near him. Finally I found some strength and I ripped my mask off and threw it at him and ran as fast as I could and one of my friends carried me because I couldnt walk by myself anymore.
integrijusture: So we flew back to the tree where the man lived and gave him his masks back, except for me because I had left mine and this disappointed him.
integrijusture: And then I woke up.
Crazy, huh? I remember the colors being particularly vivid in this one. The forest and clothes of the wedding guests were very bright and detailed. The witches wedding dress was turquoise with lace and purple accents and stitching. The masks were very colorful also. They were the masks your would see at a masquerade ball, or something similar. Makes me wonder what movies or book I had been into during that time.
My second dream was more recent. It happened less than a year ago, where the previous dream took place right after I graduated high school, so I remember the details better than simply from what I actually wrote down, unlike the witch dream. This one comes from a journal entry. I had this dream while almost everyone close to me was out of town, for weeks or months. I had just been in a serious car accident and was living in a small apartment by myself– it was a very difficult time for me. I felt very alone and helpless; I was also having financial problems and back and shoulder pain from the car accident, which I am now being sued for. Thanks a lot people. Anyway, I wrote this one down right after it happened in my journal, though I have a hard time reading my own handwriting so I’ll interpret best I can from what I wrote.
So I was able to turn into a bird, or any other animal for that matter, and there were others like me; we were a different race of people. There was a spirit people that could also take any shape the they were after us. They wanted to annihilate us from earth, so we went into hiding in this old house where we were trying to act like normal birds. I had to find out where the spirit people were so I sent a scout bird to spy for us. He ended up getting caught and giving away our location to avoid torture sadly. So we were hiding in the house like we had been for months when we suddenly heard a flapping sound outside. We looked and saw a storm of spirit birds coming at us, so we flew away to the city. Now, in the city there was a river the flowed through the middle of it and there was a large glass shopping mall that overlooked the riverfront. Part of the mall was on a dock just above the water level and there was a giant glass window looking out to the river from inside the mall. There was also an aquatic museum and zoo next door. We flew to the museum and hid in various exhibits, posing as different animals and mingling in with other birds. This confused the spirit birds because we were too spread out so they began flying all over the river in chaos. I then began talking to a seal and he told me I should hide in human form in the mall because we could blend in easier and find a way out. So we flew as a large group into the mall through skylights and became humans without notice, or so we thought. But the spirit birds saw and came in a swarm towards the mall over the river. But once they were over the river all of them came together to form what looked like a giant spear. The spear hovered over the water pointing downwards and suddenly plunged into the river creating an incredible wave that came up over the dock of the mall and pulled people and benches into the river with its retreat. The spear then came back up out of the water as a different form, a giant squid with spears on the ends of its tentacles that were encrusted with poisonous barbs. The spear-tentacles began thrusting up under the mall that was over the water, putting giant holes in the floors, causing everything to flood and sink, and creating mass panic and destruction among all the people in the mall. Everyone started running, so we ran with them to stay in disguise. But too many humans were being killed for our sake so I transformed back into a bird and called for some of the braver birds to distract the spirit squid so some of us could make it across the river. We frantically flew to the other side, and the spirit squid saw. It immediately burst into millions of spirit hawks that pursued us. These hawks were pure evil. They had menacing red eyes, claws make of sharp purple diamond, bright fiery breath, and piercing cries that made your ears bleed. So we flew down into the city, drove into a cab, changed into humans again and began driving around the twisted streets to get lost in traffic, but the spirit hawks still saw and flew at the cabs. They ripped the roofs off with their gruesome claws and tried to pluck us out by the heads, but we became birds again and took to the air. Desperate, we fought them one on one. They mutilated us. I fell to the roof of a building, waiting for a spirit hawk to finish me off, when the mall across the river exploded into an intense cloud of purple sparkling mist which enveloped the spirit hawks and suffocated them, leaving us broken and bloodied, but alive.
I think I could make a decent story out of one of these. When? Who knows. Sometime in the near future I hope. Though, when I say near I mean sometime before I’m thirty. =P
Thanks for reading.