Wednesday, February 6, 2013


I was sound asleep, dreaming of the sequel to my light mystery. (When I'm trying to figure out plots, I often dream of whatever I'm writing.) Right in the middle of the heroine peering over a mountainside to find a makeshift air strip down below, comes this HONK!

Let me tell you, I jumped six inches and woke up pronto! And looked wildly around to see what train was about to run over us.

It was a ship. We're a couple blocks up from the channel and can usually hear them pass. Last night it sounded like it was coming through our bedroom. The boy-cat must have heard it, too, because he came and crawled into bed with us.

Took me a while to get back to my work-in-progress, what with my pounding heart and the boy-cat licking my face to make sure I was all right. Or maybe he wanted me to get up and feed him.

I don't think my guy heard a thing.


  1. I'm a big fan of dream influence over my writing and other things. This an interesting event that you recount here.

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    1. They say dreams let your subconscious take over. Guess that's when we figure stuff out.

  2. You'd think they wouldn't do that in the night!

    1. It's a tradition. Usually it doesn't bother me, kind of like living next to a train track. But this horn was a real honker!


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