Friday, October 5, 2012

Imagery- Nightmares

     I just woke up from a horrendous dream. I was in a dark room, though it seemed that the whole world was dark, and there were these creatures. I say 'these creatures' because I have no idea how to describe them, other than the fact that they were all black, and they wouldn't stop touching me! Whenever I left the kitchen, they would reach out and press their hands against my arms.
     Now, whenever I have a dream, I have 2 senses: sight and touch. Both taste and smell are irrelevant, and there was no need for them in this scenario. There was no way for me to escape.
     In this situation, I was plagued with a nightmare that I could remember afterwards, as opposed to the sweet, heavenly dreams that leave my mind at the break of dawn. The point is, well, not only to write about my dream so it doesn't recur, but to highlight a key topic: imagery. The only imagery stronger than the worlds you can conjure up while reading, in my opinion, is when you are dreaming. Both are produced by the mind, yes, but while reading, it is easy to put the book down and walk away.
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While having a nightmare, or even a dream of pleasure or happiness, it is almost as if you are trapped. Unlike the story books and fiction tales, it is hard for me to 'pinch myself' and bring myself back to reality. My mother once said that I had the power to control my dreams, even my nightmares, but I have to disagree. I want to hear from you. Please vote in the poll below--do you feel that you have control over your dreams?

A new poll will be available every 2 weeks. Last week, I asked you what the strongest trait in a main character was. You said: cleverness and intelligence.

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