Dreams and the meaning behind dreams can be used in a variety of genres. As a fantasy writer, the interpretation of the dream can be a major part of the plot, but using dreams doesn't have to be restricted to fantasy. Think of the character who sees details in a dream that can help to solve a crime. Today's prompt will help you develop the skill of creating the meaning behind dreams. Use this dream to develop a meaning and tie it to characters in a story.
Pumping Your Muse Prompt
I lay propped on my elbows and looked down at my rounded stomach. The birthing process wasn't foreign to me. My children are grown. I'm passed the age of child bearing. But here I was giving birth. I felt pressure, but not pain. I pushed and gave birth to a baby girl. She weighed 8 pounds 3 oz., but she was 28 inches long! I cradled her in my arms amazed at her size...at the painless birth. She didn't cry, but looked at me with serene eyes as if she could focus on my face. Her smooth skin glowed. My mind searched for her name. I knew I had planned on a name, but couldn't recall it. I couldn't let my friends know I had baby without telling them her name. I brought her to my breast and she suckled hungrily, but she spit up the milk. Again, she didn't cry, but I worried. I fed her again, but again the milk came up in a small puddle on the sheet. Then I remembered her name. Awehena.
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