As I write this I'm listening to S.E.X. by Nickelback...such a hot song.
Anyway, I woke up this morning struggling for breath with the comforter pressing against my nose. That would explain my weird dream. It was as if I was in a video game (thinks Mario 64), but with wayyyyy better graphics. Anyway, I was following my Dad and brother down a really long dock that stretched out toward the middle of the ocean. I don't know why, but I kinda jumped on a giant fish in my way like Mario would and the thing turned into those awesome gold coins! Haha, so random.
I continued on and there was a part where the dock was broken so my Dad and brother told me to jump in after them. Note, I've got this slight fear of the water...that and I could've sworn there was a shark! Yet, somehow, I jumped in and promptly wondered why I couldn't breathe and why my arms wouldn't paddle. Don't you hate those dreams that don't let you move? So I just kept sinking, desperately trying to breathe and then I woke up and threw those blasted covers off of me! It was 6 am too...I still had 3 hours of sleep left...(the beauty of college).
So here's what I'm wondering. Do your dreams ever give you any writing ideas? I know I've written two short stories to do with two dreams I've had. Do they help? Doesn't it feel like you're cheating because the idea came so easily? Don't worry about that feeling..your subconscious just gave you a gift-use it.
If you have any cool dreams turned writing ideas. Let me know! Or even just a really interesting dream that has potential to become an idea. Quickly, write it down!