Sunday, April 17, 2016

A Collection of Dreams

My collection of dream based stories is moving closer to completion. I’ve now completed drafts of all the stories that I’m planning on including. Some more polishing is in order and then the cover and other materials. Most of the tales will be horror based, although there is one fantasy and one that sort of defies categorization. Here’s what I’m looking at:

Thump, Thump, Thump – A man take shelter from the rain in an abandoned shack and meets the wife he didn’t know he had.

She Fled, Laughing – Called to the scene of a brutal mass murder, a homicide detective finds a survivor who doesn’t want to be rescued.

Rainbow’s Fall – What happens when a rainbow shatters.

A Dream of Fire – Left behind with the baggage train, an aging warrior finds one last battle.

I See Your Night, and Raise You Hell:  What happens when two psychos meet?

Child Labor – If he’d only had more patience.

And the good news, for me at least, is I've got plenty of dreams to make a volume 2 if I want. 




13 comments:

Angie said...

Sounds like a great collection -- best of luck with it. :)

Angie

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Dream of Fire sounds cool.

Charles Gramlich said...

Angie, thankee

Alex, it was a cool dream

Cloudia said...

I so admire you ability to realize your dreams in a concrete way! Very commendable, Charles

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

Charles, I like the sound of the top two "dream" stories. What is the average word count of each?

Bernard Lee DeLeo said...

You did a great job on the blurbs for each one. They make your proposed work very enticing.

Charles Gramlich said...

Cloudia, thankee

Prashant, they vary quite a bit. the longest is about 3,000 words and the shortest about 6 hundred or so. This will probably be around 20,000 words total for the collection once everything is done, including an introduction and a section about the dreams.

Bernard, thanks. I'll probably use those in the ads

David J. West said...

I recall quite a few dreams you've shared here that sounded like they would make great stories. I look forward to the collection.

oscar case said...

Awesome!

sage said...

Good work... I've been doing a lot of dreaming lately.

Charles Gramlich said...

David J., I've got some more I want to write up

Oscar, thankee

Sage, I dream more when I take vitamin B

Erik Donald France said...

Excellent, man !

I'm still pondering dreams in b & w vs. dreams in color. Time of night/day/dark/light, maybe . . .

Charles Gramlich said...

Erik, I've noticed as I've aged that the colors have become more muted.