Written for: Quickly: But It Seemed So Real (Settings)
Dreams are strange creatures (“creature” late 13c., “anything created”). All anyone else knows about what you dream is what you tell them. By all reports, though, it would seem that dreams are–just like dreamers–staggeringly original and predictable.
I’ll bet there are backgrounds from novels and movies that you could move into this very moment. They are as real to you as life is.
I want you to work some. First: get a pen and paper–no computers here. Go into your mind and find one of those good places. Don’t try to describe the place for us. Seat, set, settle yourself there. When you are comfortable, “move” around, and be curious. Find things. Make a brief note about what you find, and move on.
Use the notes–not the dreamscape/scene itself–as the base for your poem/fiction.
Though they could not speak,
they spoke volumes
through music. In that magical
state, they could find
each other anywhere. Ties
of musical notes falling
like a waterfall of words
they did not have to speak