When I was in my senior year of college, I woke up from nightmares several times a week. After months of this, I decided to do something different than I had done before. Usually I might journal the nightmares. But instead, I sat down at my computer and wrote them like I would write a story.
The way I dream is not what I would call normal. I often dream that I am not myself but someone I don’t even know. So when I started writing these nightmares down as stories, they formed a more cohesive plot, filling in the cracks left from my sleeping mind, and created full-fleshed characters.
Now I am working on a collection of these short stories, releasing each of them with a cover of my own design. I hope that people are able to experience the disorientation and confusion nightmares often bring—but in a more enjoyable way!