Saturday, August 17, 2013

Weekend Writing Warriors: Dance the Dream Awake



Weekend Writing Warriors 

Joining other writers today for posting 8 sentences from my new novel, Dance The Dream Awake. Be sure to check out the other writers at the link above.

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Eduardo took a bite of grilled salmon, savoring it a few moments while staring into the flame of one of the candles before continuing, "Visions, so unbelieveable." He stopped for a swallow of wine, pausing to reflect.

The first time I'd had the nightmare, I'd been unable to explain the things I knew about that ancient time and place, and the fleeting feelings threading through it all. I couldn't get across how deep it really went, that it didn't feel like just a nightmare.

He continued, "Most civilized men will look at you strangely, 'bunk, superstitious belief,' they say, but I say, don't judge until you also have experienced what el indio experiences, and that is all I can say." 

"You mean," I interrupted, remembering the melting feeling I'd had at the cave with the curanderas, "because it's impossible to find the words to explain them, or because it is forbidden?"

"Ahhh, Teresa, you have put the nail on its head."

"Hit the nail on the head," Jack corrected.

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16 comments:

Linda said...

Interesting and mysterious. I wonder what those nightmare are all about.

Teresa Cypher said...

Wonder which one is the head of the nail--forbidden, or impossible :-) Good eight!

Elaine Smith said...

This was a intriguing 8. I loved the tone you achieved when you had Eduardo slowly savouring your MC's unusual experiences and the difficulties it may present.

Ute Carbone said...

I love the 'put the nail on it's head' line.

Anonymous said...

Fun 8. Love the theme of dreams/visions.

Sharon Clare said...

Very interesting sentences, Cora. I love the mystical nuances and stories about past lives!

Veronica Scott said...

Intriguing, loved the enticing amount of information you gave us, makes me want more. Great snippet!

Cora said...

The nightmares are the subject of the novel--where they take my protagonist. Thanks for comment.

Cora said...

Thanks for your input, Elaine. This is a dinner scene in Mexico, reminiscent of old Spain.

Cora said...

:D

Cora said...

Thanks.

Cora said...

Me too!

Cora said...

Glad you found it enticing. Good info, thanks.

Cora said...

Hmmm, maybe both.

Millie Burns said...

You're teasing us...drawing us in, and making us want more. Nice job!

Cora said...

I'm glad that was your reaction. Thanks for the feedback.