Monday 28 May 2012

Did you say "When Dreams Come True?" Gulp!!

Today is the launch day for Rebecca Emin’s book, When dreams come true 

Rebecca tweeted last month asking if any of us would like to post up a blog about our dreams to celebrate today's launch.

"What a brilliant idea!" I tweeted back and I know I'm not the only one. There's a whole list of us and you can visit other people's dream blogs via Rebecca's blog at Ramblings of a Rusty Writer or at her Facebook Page where there will be give-aways and all sorts of exciting book launch events. 

So I sat down to write my dreams-come-true blog and that was when the full realisation of the title hit me. Would I really want my dreams to come true? No thanks! *shudders*

For those of you who know me well, it will come as no surprise to learn that I often have disturbing dreams. Mum used to put it down to my lively imagination. I can still remember some of those dreams from when I was a little girl... far too vividly for my liking. There was one in particular where a fire engine was chasing me along our street and down the entry [narrow passage] between our house and next door. I still twitch when I see a fire engine, even after all these years, and I do hope that that dream never comes true.

And please, please don’t let my current recurring dream ever come true! It’s the same thing night after night. A drone plane is seeking me out. It has orders to kill me. It appears over the tops of tall buildings. I’m running but can’t get away and as it starts firing at me I wake up. 
*wipes damp palms down t-shirt*

If I were Freud I'd understand these dreams. I'd interpret their meanings and even learn something about myself but I’m not. Any interpretations anybody?... No?... Oh well, in the meantime do visit Rebecca’s blog, or better still, buy her fabulous new book When Dreams Come True. You can download it now by clicking on this Smashwords link and here is the blurb:
Charlie is happiest when biking with Max and Toby, or watching films with Allie. But when Charlie reaches year nine (age 13), everything begins to change. As her friends develop new interests, Charlie's dreams become more frequent and vivid, and a family crisis tears her away from her friends. How will Charlie react when old family secrets are revealed? Will her life change completely when some of her dreams start to come true?