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!


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