Dreams – Writing Wednesday

It’s been a while since I’ve done a #WritingWednesday post because I’ve been knee deep in my 397 page manuscript. Yeah, its a doozy, and I can’t wait to release it and find out what you guys think of it. But, I’m back and ready to get back to my regularly scheduled posts, so make sure you check in here ~ every Wednesday ~ for the latest #WritingWednesday writing prompt!

Remember, #WritingWednesday is an EASY, STRESS-FREE, weekly writing challenge.

  • Read the writing prompt below,
  • Spend 5 minutes writing (in your own voice or the voice of a character you’re writing) whatever comes to mind,

The goal is 5 minutes of creativity.

Today I am writing in the voice of Nigel, a character in one of my current ‘WIP’ manuscripts.

Today’s writing prompt:


I can’t always remember my dreams, but when I do, they are significant.

This morning I woke up, in my small ten foot by ten foot room, and I couldn’t breath. It wasn’t the confined space, I’m used to that. No, it was the smoke. It surrounded me, blurring my vision and clogging my lungs. The only problem was that there was no smoke in the room.

I tried to call for help but was unable to find my voice. I could hear people all around me, but couldn’t see them.

“Are you alright?”

“What’s your name?”

“Are you in any pain?”

They kept asking me questions, over and over. Finally, I could feel scrapping all down my back, as if someone was dragging me across a bed of rocks or glass. That’s when I realized I wasn’t in my room. The first glimpse of my surroundings came moments later with a wall of fire lifted the smoke in the distance. There was a car, burning on the side of the road in a town I’d never seen before. Locals stood a safe distance away, just staring at the car and back down at my broken, bloody body.

“Ma’am, are you alright?”

“Ma’am?” I asked. Was she talking to me?

That’s when I realized I wasn’t actually awake. It was my first subconscious, dream induced, precognitive vision. My first, but not my last.

© 2020 Nina Soden

Alright, now it’s your turn. I’d love to see what today’s writing prompt [DREAMS] inspires in you. So, if you are willing, go to the comment section below and start typing. Take 5 minutes and let’s see what you come up with! 

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2 thoughts on “Dreams – Writing Wednesday

  1. Pingback: The Unopened Box – Writing Wednesday | Nina Soden

  2. Today I am writing in the voice of Fiona, a character in my upcoming novel, Fleeting Shadows.

    My dreams are haunted. They’re haunted by visions of finding Elyse’s room empty. She may be back home and it may have been almost twelve year ago, but that doesn’t just go away. They’re haunted by the things I did during the war. I tell myself I was forced to do them, but I was no puppet leader, everything I did was of my own accord. My dreams are happy –sometimes– though. I have dreams about Walt and Elyse leading together until Elyse declares a King. I have dreams about being able to peacefully abdicate the throne to Elyse and live out the rest of my days happily and easily. I have dreams of being a grandparent and helping to raise the next great ruler of the Flames. But, I’m a mother. Those dreams are secondary to those of my children. What they want, they will get. I went too many years having a broken family to not break my back to give them anything that they want.

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