TITLE: The Dream Weavers
GENRE: YA Fantasy
In my Novel The Dream Weavers, Ella has dreams nightly of her parents, who died two years ago on her birthday. These dreams start off great, with lots of color and vivid pictures. They all turn to nightmares quickly, causing her to live through it daily. Her dreams are brought to her through a Dream Weaver. Her pain is brought to her through a Nightmare Weaver. In this chapter, she actually catches a glimpse of the creatures fighting for control of her dream. Ella has Maddie, the familiy's English Bulldog, sleep in her room to protect her.
Ella squirmed in her bed. She got brave now, knowing this had to be the cause of something terrible and took off running toward them, screaming, trying to frighten these creatures off. Two of the creatures heard her and stopped in their motions, the third one swung fiercely, striking one to the ground, then the other. Ella knew this was wrong and screamed, "No" as loud as she could, but wasn’t heard.
The motion from the creature shot sparks toward the house, catching the roof on fire. Ella had never seen this part before, or if she did, didn’t remember. The house went up into flames and again like before, her mother was swept away. Ella ran toward her, trying to reach her, getting closer than ever before and then she tripped and fell. She reached out her hand as if it would do something, to pull her mother back down, but it was just a motion. Ella screamed and was suddenly shocked when she felt something wet. It wasn’t the rain this time, this time something was actually touching her, something smelly, something was licking her.
Ella opened her eyes, to see Maddie on her bed, licking her up one side of her face and down the other. The dream was quickly forgotten and Ella let out a laugh and held Maddie tight. Maddie squirmed with the grasp, but kept trying to lick her to comfort her fears.
Ella knew Maddie wasn’t allowed on the bed, but tonight it would be there little secret and Maddie wasn’t planning on moving out of Ella’s grasp. They both fell asleep, this time in peace, well, after the grunts and burps and snorts from Maddie of course.