Thursday, April 24, 2014

Wild Thing, Dreams

She birthed me between trash-full Neglect and the dirt Of Blair and Morning Glories She wrote me to be a Seer… then was spooked by the things I saw.  

“Oh my darling Red,” she said, and murdered me.

I went to her in the night—dream-napping does great things to a writer. I pierced her sleep with cold, with color, with exposed legs that made no sense under hatted heads… I set her between wood soldiers that dared a snowstorm to make frosted ash forget the heated kisses of a coming June. I added warmth to the scene by dangling red and yellow bunny balloons.

Not one murdered bunny in sight. 

“I’m that careful, my darling Writer,” I whispered in her ear.

She woke up shaking in her sheets, poking the dark for a pencil and blank space on the back of a piece of junk mail.

Wild thing, dreams. To write and remember. So chilling.

Next time I dream-nap her, I will see that her body is sleeping in more than… well, in more.

I hope she knows I care deeply. I’m willing to do mentionable things for her. For me. To continue growing as a character, I would be the busiest murdered darling: I would report on all her words, tell tales about her storytelling, go to events she’s too swamped to attend; I would even… okay, I wouldn’t kill (for my Writer). But I would search around her stories until I find someone with creative fire and perhaps practical morals.


posted by Red Veiled

for Magpie Tales 216
Finland, 1968, photo by George F. Mobley

24 comments:

  1. They are wild and can be felt liek you just breathed them in, right after waking up. Like they came inside you... I don't know if I like that feeling, it creeps me out.
    (I read the roommates' story.. thank god me and my roommate did not have such troubles).

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    1. Dreams (and characters) will have their way, won't they. Sometimes, we need to sit back and let them do their thing.

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  2. ooooowww....this seer is determined to free herself, while keeping you under her thumb....careful with this one wickedest witch :D XXX

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    1. She seems to be out to prove herself. I shall be careful, indeed. I hope she knows that I, too, care deeply. *cough*

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  3. Even characters seeks true purpose.

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    1. We have to be very determined about the seeking, Mrs. Eliora. There are times when we are made and then forgotten. No one asks us how we feel about being erased or worse, thrown in a useless file never to be written about again. Or read. I will write for the right to be. You watch me.

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  4. Clever point of view...nicely done...

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    1. I second that notion. *cough*

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  5. I would be irritated, too, Seer. Everything is 'mentionable', if the audience is carefully selected.

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    1. I am so happy you see it my way (pun completely intended). I have all kinds of things so mention, and I can adapt... if I'm given a chance. And if someone else doesn't bother to write me a chance, then I will give myself one. I guess I just did. I figured a seer would make a great reporter, don't you think. I'm sure my Writer saw that one coming. Ha!

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    2. A Reporter sounds a fine idea :)

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    3. I agree. I agree very much. She seems to be into your idea. Very much.

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  6. I love your imagery; every line reads like an incantation.

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    1. "incantation" is one of the yummiest words I know. ;-)

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  7. An inner voice should be courted and taken to Tea now and again. It's the magic of writing, Writers get to be someone completely different who is alot like them. Hearty approval for this, Magaly. Reads like a secret.

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    1. I agree. Some inner voices go as far as making reservations and doing the ordering if we don't do the Tea thing fast enough. Miss Red seems to have a lot to say... and I suspect she will say it. Secrets and all.

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  8. Very clever! I love reading this ;o)

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    1. I think Red Veiled is very clever, too. Are you reading, Red? You are very clever, extremely clever! No more dream-napping... please?

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  9. The seer can see things that can spoke for sure..clever writing..

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    1. Like the Nac Mac Feegle might say, "She has the seeing."

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  10. I love this approach, original and clever. Great.

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    1. "original and clever" are such lovely words. Red Veiled (and I!) shall eat them up. ;-)

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  11. I will be watching for Red Veiled....she intrigues me. :D

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    1. I'm glad! She'll be around. ;-)

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