Thursday, April 4, 2013

A to Z Challenge 2013 - D is for Dreams

This year I'm posting snippets from a story for the Challenge.
You can enjoy them on their own, but if you'd like to read the entire tale, please start with A.

D IS FOR DREAMS

Ask her if there's anything new happening in her life. Something has to be going on that's frightening her. Fenn said.

Danielle ignored her guide. “Yeah, no problem. A mummy this time. Really retro. You getting into ancient Egyptian history or watching old movies?”

“No.” Libby shook her head and picked at her nails.

“Maybe you saw a cartoon about it?”

“No.” The girl gnawed on her lower lip.

“It was pretty scary, though, wasn't it? Just so you know, there was no zombie underneath the bandages.” Danielle nodded putting on her best I-know-these-things expression.

Back to the zombie thing. Fenn groaned.

“Really?” Libby glanced at Danielle again. “It was scary. My dad was having some really bad dreams too.”

“Your dad? I bet that was just as scary.” Danielle leaned forward with her elbows on her knees.

“Yeah,” Libby replied.

“Did he tell you what he was dreaming about?”

“No. He just says work stuff. He gets them sometimes. He calls them bundles of stress trying to unwind at night.” Libby shrugged again.

33 comments:

  1. Loving these snippits. Luckily, we have lots of days to go ;)

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  2. Your snippets have been awesome! I look forward to more!

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  3. I love it! Dreams is such a great "D" word!

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  4. isn't it funny how children's fears creep into their dreams and their imaginations--great writing!

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  5. Must. Read. More.

    I really love what you do this month. A very cool concept.

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  6. I'm so happy everyone is enjoying the story and getting addicted again. :) Thank you for your magnificent support and encouragement.

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  7. Count me as another one who's addicted!

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  8. Really cool. I'm so behind and it's only D. I'll try to get over here on the weekend to catch up.

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  9. I like that last line. No wonder i have nightmares all the time! LOL.

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  10. I really like this idea for the a-z challenge. This is the second blog I've found that is posting snippets of a story each day. I may have to think about this for next year. Great job!

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  11. I really liked "bundles of stress." Great way to describe those dreams that come for you during the night.

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  12. Wondering now what Libby's dad is dreaming about. Interesting!

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  13. I enjoyed today's snippet. I have not had enough time, so far, this month, to visit all the blogs I would like to. I will have to go back to day one and read from the beginning. Sounds like a cool theme.

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  14. Enjoying the snippets.

    What a good way to describe nightmares.

    I still want to know more about Fenn.

    Barbara
    D is for: Deadlines
    The Daille-y News

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  15. You've definitely got an interesting story going here. Thanks for sharing!

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  16. Bundles of stress...hmm, wondering now if I don't suffer that too?

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  17. I love this line: "He calls them bundles of stress trying to unwind at night.” Such a great description of nightmares. I'll be back tomorrow!

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  18. I'm so enjoying this, it better keep going...:)

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  19. I am enjoying this so very much. Dreams is such a great D word.

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  20. My post today involves a dream, too! Guess "d" just lends itself to that.

    ~M Pepper Langlinais
    http://pepperwords.com

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  21. This is the first one I have read. I will have to go back and read the rest! I'm doing a loosely linked story for A-Z also but mine a story aimed towards young children.

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  22. Oh, there story get more and more intriguing with every letter. What has Libby's dad been dreaming about? And could his dreams be related to the increase in monsters? Can't wait for more!

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  23. A-HA! It's the DAD! (Lucky for him he's sex-ay.) :-)
    Some Dark Romantic

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  24. Oh, I want to know what his dream was about!

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  25. Nice, well-drawn vignette. Loving these!

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  26. Nice excerpt here! And I'm thinking Dad's dream is not as innocent as it's made out to be :) Thanks for sharing! Stopping by from A-Z.

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  27. The more you give us, the more interesting the story is sounding.

    Great snippet!

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  28. More! Alhough these posts are short, I love the way that each one ends in giving us more things to ponder, about what exactly is going on. :)

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  29. Bundles of stress - sounds like a mummy to me! :)

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  30. I love the story esp. that last line!

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