Daily Archives: July 3, 2015
The Red Door Dream
I see the red door in a dream, partially obscured by swaying tree branches. I feel the soft wind on my face, cool air brushing my cheek. I hear the strong, steady beat of my heart as I step forward. I am unafraid. Time slows. My legs start to feel heavy. I bite my lip and it starts bleeding. My face flushes with heat and my vision starts to blur. I wake up drenched with sweat.
The dream is recurrent. Each time, I draw closer to the door but wake before reaching it. The journey seems endless. The anticipation is agonizing.
Even when awake, I re-live the dream. I wonder if I can make myself reach the door in my sleep. I talk to myself. I tell myself I can do it. It is hard to think of anything else. I look for the door everywhere I go.
Now, here I stand, only inches away from touching the door. My heart starts to race. I am afraid. I don’t know what to expect. I no longer know if I am dreaming. I gasp for air and take an unsteady step back.
The red door opens.
*this post seems to meet the requirements for several blogging challenges as follows:
The Daily Post weekly photo challenge,Door, challenges us to post a photo and consider how the elements might add up to a story.
Laura’s Literary Lion challenge asks us to include the word “bleeding” in our post of 400 words or less.
A late addition to Andy’s Dark Side Thursday which challenges us to create a dark story.
And, I think this photo belongs in Lucile’s Photo101Rehab Clinic too.
This is my entry for the new Photo101Rehab cover makeover challenge inspired by Lucile and DesleyJane. This week’s theme is: “THE LONG WAY HOME”, a book from Louise Penny. I haven’t read the actual book yet so I can’t offer a review. The photo is from my archive and had a nostalgic feel to me that seemed to fit the book title. I used the app called “over” to place the text over my photograph.
Here are the details of the new Photo Rehab Weekly Photo Challenge – Cover Makeover!
The challenge is to make a cover for the book, CD or movie that will be shared every Thursday. Every Thursday we will be given the name of a book or movie, etc. and the hosts will share their take on a new cover. We must prepare our own cover by using our archive photos or shooting a new one to go with the theme. Then, we prepare our post and publish it, remembering to Ping Back (hyperlink) to Lucile’s page or copying the link to the comments section of her post. The tag #PhotoRehabCoverMakeover will be used so that we can find other posts in the WP reader.
Join in the challenge for some fun!