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03 December 2009 @ 08:00 pm
[life] horror movie dreams  
It looks like we might finally get snow. I am not looking forward to it, but it's been weird to not have snow here when Missouri had snow already. I could do with no snow ever, of course. (And it may have flurried here today or over Thanksgiving break, but I would have missed both.)

I had the worst dream last night. It started out awesome, being part of a werewolf pack, then another pack declared war on us. I left for awhile to do something (maybe convince allies to come fight with us). When I came home, my entire pack, except for the other enforcers who went with me, had been slaughtered. The houses were a mess, bloody and destroyed. We went looking for the bodies and found them all in the backyard, laid out in rows, covered with blankets. (Not just generic blankets, either. Blankets I recognized, blankets which covered me while I slept.) The entire pack, adults and children, oldest to youngest.

Then one very small child moved. At first I thought it had survived, had played dead well enough to be overlooked. Then they all started to move and we realized the dead bodies were being controlled by the enemy pack, who apparently had necromancers in their control. Our slaughtered family rose up to kill us.

I woke up at that point more shaken than I'd ever been by a dream.
Current Mood: scaredshaken
Rosepurr: tiredrosepurr on December 3rd, 2009 10:30 pm (UTC)
Wow. That's terrifying. I'm sending you vibes for sweeter dreams tonight!
Carla M. Leecarlamlee on December 3rd, 2009 10:48 pm (UTC)
Thank you. I normally love my horror movie dreams, but this one was horrid. I woke up and stared at the ceiling for a minute, then started cursing my storyteller brain.
Rosepurrrosepurr on December 3rd, 2009 10:50 pm (UTC)
You're the only person besides me that I've ever heard say that they (generally) like their horror movie dreams. I told my old therapist once that I was more disturbed by the fact that I wasn't disturbed by my vivid, sometimes horrific dreams than I was by the dreams themselves. He suggested I should just accept them as a part of me and move on. I have some that genuinely scare me or make me anxious, but most of the time they are really good stories. :)
Carla M. Leecarlamlee on December 3rd, 2009 10:57 pm (UTC)
I have some that genuinely scare me or make me anxious, but most of the time they are really good stories. :)

This is it exactly. Part of it is probably that I love horror movies and stories and to be scared anyway, and I write a lot of horror, so I don't really see why I wouldn't love my horror movie dreams. But even of the people I know who write horror stories or watch horror movies, they tend to not like their horror movie dreams, so I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one who does.

We're lucky to get such good stories, I think. \o/
Rosepurrrosepurr on December 3rd, 2009 11:03 pm (UTC)
Nope, you're definitely not alone! In addition to horror stories, I also dream epic adventure stories. The most recent one involved a young woman going on a quest in an outfit spun from wool that had never been shorn. Her mother had pulled the wool from the places that the sheep had rubbed against the fences over the 16 years since her birth. The unshorn wool gives her some sort of protection. She's looking for a giant, ironbound book that is attached by a chain to a collar around a giant's neck. There's a tower involved. Sadly, that's all the information I have so far. Maybe I'll get lucky and dream more?

Or maybe I'll have to write the rest of it. :)

Lucky is the right word!
Carla M. Leecarlamlee on December 13th, 2009 06:34 am (UTC)
That is an awesome dream and I would really like it if you wrote more, either filling me in on the rest of the dream as it happens or just as a story, because wow. SO MUCH FUN!
kirarwalker on December 3rd, 2009 10:42 pm (UTC)
God, Carla, I would be screaming bloody murder. Happier dreams are a’coming! They better be. ;0)
Carla M. Leecarlamlee on December 3rd, 2009 10:48 pm (UTC)
Thanks, sweetie! I usually love my werewolf dreams, but this one really, really sucked.
Vanilla  ... Spiked with Slivovitz: Alexis (Castle) by michygearyjenna_thorn on December 3rd, 2009 11:16 pm (UTC)
oh gracious. I didn't dream it and I'm disturbed, so I can completely get why you were spooked. Here's hoping for sweeter dreams tonight.
george: and wait for itpene on December 3rd, 2009 11:28 pm (UTC)
I'm so intrigued by the kind of dreaming where you (as author and actor) are surprised by what happens next. that is quite a storyteller brain you have there.

but I am sorry that the dream sucked.
Mattiemattie on December 4th, 2009 12:23 am (UTC)

Carla, that sounds awful! I'm so sorry that you had to process that.

I haven't been remembering any of my dreams lately. When I medicate I sleep like I'm unconscious - nothing wakes me up - and I haven't had a bad dream in so long. I think my life is such a nightmare in itself that my brain is giving me a break for the time being. lol!

I also haven't had a really good dream in a long time. That sucks! I remember all my great dreams, esp. the spiritual ones.