Wednesday Night Writing Exercise: Dreaming of…

I know which character this came from, but where the idea came from is anyone’s guess.
A year after she gave up home, she gave up her dreams of it. Forced to cast aside the old identity, she had done so not by simple rejection and association retraining, but with a series of mental gymnastics that [...]

Impractical Applications (Five More Minutes?)

If there’s one thing I’ve discovered in my game, it’s that sleeping or barely-waking characters can make for some really interesting comments, regardless of whether it’s me or one of the players providing the dialogue. What sorts of odd things did they come up with?
Kes came in two flavors, depending on how abruptly she’d been [...]

Beyond “Five More Minutes”

So the character’s just waking up, and is in that foggy haze between the dreaming and waking world—awake enough to be audible, asleep enough to not quite reach the point of lucidity. For her, it might be a good time to either pull the covers tighter and go back to sleep, or to get up [...]

Short Story (ish): Morgan’s Dream Log

A snippet from the dream journal of my Call of Cthulhu character Morgan, not long after the Taser Tourist incident, written for the GM of that game.
It’s a restaurant. If that’s the right word. Wooden furniture, leather tankards, either it’s very period or I’m going and dreaming somewhere else entirely. The colors are warm reds [...]