The Old Shelter

Dieselpunk Roaring Twenties. Sarah Zama's Author Blog

8 Sentence Sunday on Dieselpunks #8

dieselpunkssquarelogoI love dreams in fiction. I love dream sequences, there are quite a few in my novel. And I love the atmosphere a dreams can create in a story. Dreams are powerful tools for a storyteller, they can reveal the character’s innermost thoughts and fears or desires. They can let a memory surface. They can create a riddle to solve.
I love dreams both when a write and when I read.

One of my main characters, Sinéad, has a long relationship with dreams… though at this time in her life, that relation isn’t too good.

What? What should I do? Nothing she wanted to.

Her body became heavier, her eyes demanded to close, still she fought that urge, because she feared what sleep would bring. She let her hands fall. There had been a time, when she was a kid, that she had fought the same fight.

But dreams are your friends, child.

Then why do they scare me?

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Did you enjoy my snippet?

If you didn’t, I’m sorry (shed one tear), I’ll try better next time, so don’t give up on me.

If you did, here’s a few things you might want to do.

  1. If you are a dieselpunk or steampunk writer, you might want to join the 8 Sentence Sunday on Dieselpunks‘challenge’.  Head over to Dieselpunks, sigh up and look for the 8 Sentence Sunday on Dieselpunks And join the fun!
  2. If you are a dieselpunk or steampunk writer and you have a blog, you might want to post eight sentence from your work on Sunday and share it. Make sure to leave a link in the comment box below and I’ll be sure to visit.
  3. If you are a historical writer and you have a story or more sent in the Twenties too, you might want to post eight sentence from your work on Sunday and share it. Make sure to leave a link in the comment box below and I’ll be sure to visit.
  4. If you are a dieselpunk or steampunk writer, or if you are a historical writer writing in a Twenties setting or if you are just a reader, by all means leave a comment below. I’ll never oppose to that.
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