Story Idea – ‘Insert Title Here’
Ok, this post is just a place holder for another story idea. I swear I will try to finish works already in progress first but this was just too good to not use.
Once again I was inspired by a dream. A scary dream that woke me up 4 AM and refused to let me get back to sleep. It had to do with real life events and it is a fear relatable to anyone who thinks they might be crazy.
In my dream I was driving home. I was rushing when I got the call from a friend. He told me to get off the road, not to go home, to find a place to lay low. That was scary even in a dream. He told me I had really fucked up this time.
I turned on the news. I was being hunted down by the police for attempted murder. I was considered armed and dangerous based on eye-witness reports.
At this point I took over my dream. You know when you cannot stop the events but you can influence them? So I called the radio show and explained my side. Told them the girl who called was psycho and that I had several reputable eye witnesses about where I had been all evening. I told them the supposed attempted murder was from December and not even an attempt. Delayed overreaction much?
I still could not sleep. I remembered several weeks ago the girlfriend of a friend of mine accused me of sending her messages about how I wanted her BF and how she was ugly basically a lot of nasty messages. I had no access to Facebook at the time and was not able to send them. I joked with my best friend about an evil twin theory.
But what if it is deeper? What if it was another side to me, like a Dr. Jeckle Mr. Hyde switch? So it inspired a novella which will be written at some point. I am thinking start at the dream and slowly tell the story. I may end it with there being a real second person who has intimate knowlege of me (scary) or it can be me the whole time (overdone, thanks Steven King) or some other weird move.
All I know is that the events of my dream and in real life had me disturbed and itching to write.
What other dreams inspire you? What is your biggest writing influence?