A Story about Dreams

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I had started working on a story last December about an idea that my roomate and I came up with.

The story was about a man who comes home from work and lays down to bed with his wife and starts dreaming about being in this empty room with no windows or doors and a clock. At first it is just a dream, as he is performing actions only half-conscious and fuzzy about why and what. He wakes and he has only been sleeping for 15-20 minutes. He tosses and turns for a bit before falling asleep again. He finds himself in the same dream and again is unaware until it hits him that he is dreaming and has dreamt this before. He wakes and has again only been asleep for 15-20 minutes. This time he decides to get a glass of water and go to the bathroom. He returns to sleep to find himself in the same dream, this time being fully aware that he is dreaming, but to his surprise he does not wake and his left to study the room under his own power. He notices the clock is actually close to being accurate to "real" time. He soon wakes up to find that he has been asleep this time for only an hour. He is distressed by the reoccuring dream and the lack of sleep.

Anyway the story continues on with the character finding himself in the room at continually spaced out intervals. He lives out a day and then opens an office door to find himself in the room, lives a week uninterrupted only to walk into the grocery store to find himself in the room and so on and so forth. The story plays on a fragile "reality", and the fear that you may not be awake.

A dream I had when I was a kid was like this. I had a nightmare only to wake up into "my" bedroom looking identical to my real bedroom but then my father came running in with a knife. I awoke and was immediately afraid again that it was a dream. The terror was so real that I found myself pinching myself.

It was heart breaking to find out how much Inception deals with dreams because when I came up with the story the only things we had seen from Inception were the spinning top and hallway and glasses of water tilting set within the architecture of the mind, pretty cryptic stuff. Originality is of the utmost importance to me so please give me your thoughts and if it is a story you would be interested in.
Last edited by bret_meholick on July 12th, 2010, 12:58 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Welcome to the forums, and this idea sounds really cool. Good luck on it.

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Thank you so much! You guys are awful friendly haha

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bret_meholick wrote:Thank you so much! You guys are awful friendly haha
Well if you're a Nolan Fan you've got a friend in me.

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That seems mighty conditional? haha but it doesn't matter because I love Nolan.

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bret_meholick wrote:I had a nightmare only to wake up into "my" bedroom looking identical to my real bedroom but then my father came running in with a knife..
holy shh that's crazy

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it would terrify me now let alone when I was 6-8 years old

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Cool idea.
theweatherman wrote:
bret_meholick wrote:you've got a friend in me.

Thats from toy story! lol

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Delta0Medusa wrote:Cool idea.
theweatherman wrote:
bret_meholick wrote:you've got a friend in me.

Thats from toy story! lol
I'm glad someone caught that.

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that idea does sound awesome! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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