Thursday, October 1, 2009

Last Night I Dreamt that the objects on my headboard kept changing. In my dream, I had two picture frames on the headboard, both with photos of people I don't actually know in them. I walked away from the bed and came back, and when I returned, the photos had changed into photos of two completely different people. So I continued walking away from the headboard and coming back, to see what would happen. The next time I did so, the photos were laying face down, and another time, one of the picture frames had turned into a marble. I remember being very excited, and thinking that the weird events meant that my room was haunted, and proved the existence of spirits.
I also had another dream that was almost like a night terror. I found myself caught halfway between being asleep and being awake. I woke up and opened my eyes (or thought I did), and looked up at the ceiling. I was shocked to see that certain items from my room (a pair of shorts, a book, a plant pot, etc.) had risen up and were now stuck to the ceiling! Again, I instantly thought that my room was haunted. I tried to turn my head to look around, but I was unable to move, as often happens in night terrors. I was terrified at the time, but I closed my eyes and tried to relax for a moment. When I opened my eyes again, the room was back to normal.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Last Night I Dreamt I was in charge of protecting a woman, possibly some sort of politician. We were in a car, and there were people following us in another vehicle. To escape, we pressed a few buttons, and the car converted into a helicopter! But as we were flying away, there was an earthquake, and for some reason it made the helicopter crash, even though we were high above the ground. I remember seeing the quake below and knowing that we were about to crash. I braced myself for that horrible feeling of falling. Luckily, though, we walked away from the crash without a scratch! We set off on foot, down a busy street, watching the faces of all the people to see if any of them looked like they could be a threat to the politician. I spotted a man in a dark purple jacket, light purple shorts and a white T-Shirt. I was convinced, just by looking at him, that he was after us. The dream went off on a weird tangent after that. There was a turtle laying eggs, and a little creature that looked like a miniature bear came and stole one of the eggs. I knew the turtle species was endangered, so I tried to get the egg back from the bear, but it fell and smashed. I felt really bad, because now the egg was of no use to either the turtle or the bear.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Last Night I Dreamt I was in a really creepy, old mansion. It was so big a person could get lost in it. The whole interior was done in beautiful, dark wood. There were some strange, round, wooden structures with holes in the top. Someone was telling me that water came out of the holes, and that they were drinking fountains for the frogs! Apparently, the place was also haunted. There were lots of people there, and they were all seeing a male ghost. I was sad because I was the only person there who couldn't see him. Then I remembered that, even though I couldn't see the male ghost, I had seen two other ghosts; a woman and a young girl. I just hadn’t realize that they were ghosts at the time I’d seen them. The woman ghost had a bright yellow face, and the child ghost wore a pink dress. I wanted to look for them again, but I was warned not to go, because somebody said that because the woman ghost had a bright yellow face, that meant she was evil. I ignored the warnings, and went to find the ghosts. I was able to get photographs of both of them.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Last night I dreamt I was in my old house in England, where I grew up. I heard a loud, shuddering sound and ran to the window. I saw a huge shadow going over the house. It looked as though a gigantic bird had flown over the roof, and I was seeing the shadow of its tail. There appeared to be some construction going on nearby, and there were huge, round, plastic containers lying around the construction site. The ground shook so badly from the sound of whatever had flown overhead, that the plastic containers started flying up in the air. I ran to the opposite side of the house to look out of another window. I saw that what had flown over was not a bird, but an enormous airplane. It looked so heavy I couldn't imagine how it had gotten off the ground. Someone was standing behind, me telling me that it was some new model of airplane that had just come out. As I watched it flying along, this amazing, super-plane suddenly started making sharp, right angle turns in the air!

Last Night I Dreamt that one of my teeth fell out. It was in 4 pieces and I was trying to fit the bits back together like a jigsaw puzzle, and put the tooth back into the hole in my gums. Of course, the pieces wouldn't stay in place. I have had the teeth-falling-out dream many times. I have heard of other people dreaming about losing teeth too. I wonder why?

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Last Night I Dreamt I was at an amusement park. I was in a little boat floating around a small lake. Apparently, a lot of people had been killed at this amusement park, on the roller coasters and other rides. It appeared that the park staff didn't think this was a big deal, and they had just dumped the bodies by the side of the lake and left them to rot! I remember the bodies being brown and very slimy and mushy. They were decomposing before my eyes! They almost looked as if they were melting. Worst of all, I could hear awful squishy noises as parts of the bodies slid off and landed on the ground. At one point I fell out of the boat and into the lake. I remember being under the water and looking up to the surface, which was covered with flies and other insects. It was a very vivid dream.
Last Night I Dreamt that I was out running with my dad. I saw two girls running ahead of us, and decided to race them. I overtook them easily, but when I next looked around, I couldn't see my dad anywhere. I started looking for him, and ended up in a hospital. There, I was told by a doctor to get a band-aid 'for the red haired girl'. I went into a room and asked the nurses there for a band-aid. They had so many band-aids of different sizes and colors and shapes. They asked me what kind I needed. I said I didn't know...all I knew was that it was for the red haired girl.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Last Night I Dreamt I was in my living room and it was pitch black. All I had to light my way was a rickety, old table lamp. The glass of the light bulb was broken, but the filament was still lit. I was holding the lamp up, struggling to see with only the tiny amount of light it provided. I thought I saw a cockroach, and was very frightened by it. It was one of the small roaches, but it kept on changing, as things sometimes do in dreams. Next it became a large cockroach, then a strange, slimy, wiggly creature with a big, rounded head!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Last Night I Dreamt that I was in San Francisco visiting a friend. We went to a lavish pool party and got into a card game run by some ominous gangster types. The cards were strange and nothing like a regular deck, but I managed to make a straight and win a generous pot. My friend and I decided we had better split with the winnings, looking over our shoulders as we went. But while we rode off in the elevator, we were confronted by something much scarier than a group of thugs. A creature, a 'red devil' as we called it in the dream, was lurking on the elevator floor. He was tiny and crept around on all fours, with a skin that looked like it was made of crimson rubber. We tried pouring soda on the floor in an effort to drown him...but this only made him grow bigger.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Last Night I Dreamt that a 'friend' (not someone that I actually know in the real world) had decided to commit suicide. Before doing so, he had divided up his savings and mailed a share to each of his friends in a little plastic container. I recall counting the money and finding that it was around two and a half thousand pounds. Most of it was in 59 pound notes which is odd because, of course, these do not exist...

As I was counting the money, I kept being interrupted by an unwanted visitor who was letting herself in through my front door with a set of keys. Afraid she was after my newly acquired cash, I ended up snatching her purse and confiscating the keys she held to my apartment.

The rest is somewhat blurry, but I do remember moments of panic on the upper floors of a crumbling high-rise, and an elevator plummeting at breakneck speed.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Last Night I Dreamt that I was sitting in my car at the park, when I saw an object hurtling through the air. I remember craning forward, pressing my palms against the windscreen to get a better view. The object turned out to be a parachute, hurtling toward the earth at an alarming speed.
I saw the parachuter crash into some trees, and hoped that he would be okay because the leaves and branches appeared to break his fall. But then his neck became tangled in the parachute cord. He was left hanging, twitching, jerking...still ensnared by the throat. Rather disturbing this one...

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Last Night I Dreamt that I was in the gym, lacing up my sneakers. One had white laces, the other black laces that were far too long. Every time I tied up the black laces, I would look down seconds later and see that they had become untied. I decided to tell a friend, to confirm that it wasn't all in my head. I tied the black lace, and when we checked on it after a moment, the laces had completely disappeared...
After that, all hell broke loose. Bizarre things started to happen. I remember seeing a severed head rolling down a staircase, and hearing it thump...thump...thump. Then the floor of the gym became a projection screen, where a video played featuring a strange man with spiral shaped eyeballs and a crimson face. He was preaching loudly, to anyone who would listen, about morals and about sin.
As my friends and I cowered in the corridors, I realized that none of this was real. When I saw a producer in a headset, directing the whole scene!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Featured Author 7/14/09

I am the featured author today (7/14/09) on the Book Rix blog! Read my interview and find out more about me, my writing process and my new mystery novel, Lucid!

You can read the first two chapters of Lucid on Book Rix for Free!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Lucid Receives a 4 Star Review!

My novel, 'Lucid', just received a great review and 4 out of 5 stars on the Manic Readers website! The review:

"Sloane is a typical college student who spends her free time hanging out with her friends. Her best friend, Alex, and Alex’s boyfriend, Silas, begin talking about dreams and their significance on one such occasion. Over the next few days, Sloane’s dreams become more and more detailed and disturbing. She enlists the aid of her friends in dispelling her belief that one of her dreams is, in fact, real. Every day she becomes more and more afraid to fall asleep and dream of the things that lead her to believe the unthinkable about someone close to her.

When I finished reading Lucid by Katherine Angela Yeboah, I had to sit a minute and digest the possibilities evoked by this story. The dreams and their explanations kept me up at night wondering about their significance. When I wasn’t reading, I found myself mulling over the scenes and the characters. While this is a definite page-turner, the reader should savor each page. The plot of this book is so intense that it is hidden until the unveiling at the end. It left me stunned. This book is so well written that it will remain with you long after you are done reading it. It will follow you every time you dream. Few books have affected me so intensely. I plan to follow this author like a feline after catnip. Well done, Ms. Yeboah."

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