Monday Morning Writing Prompt–Dream Symbolism


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For today’s prompt, let’s try writing a poem or flash fiction (500 words or less) using symbolism from a dream. Try a first person account from the point of view of the dreamer, write a piece based on one of your own dreams or pluck something from your imagination. If you prefer, you can choose an “awake” symbol, such as an animal totem.

Be aware that symbols mean different things for different people. For example, in my mindset a dog represents loyalty, friendship and fidelity. In the dream book I use, the author has it as aggression. Use whatever rings true for you.

Here’s just one of many resources that speaks to dream symbolism: http://www.dreammoods.com/dreamdictionary/

I have an idea milling around in my head that I hope to post later in the week.

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19 thoughts on “Monday Morning Writing Prompt–Dream Symbolism

  1. […] Written for Magpie Tales , 3WW , Sensational haiku Wednesday , Monday Writing prompt […]

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  2. ladynimue says:

    I wrote another haibun :

    http://ladynimue.wordpress.com/2011/04/27/come-backwill-you/

    Hope it fits the prompt !! 🙂

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  3. Teri C says:

    I had written this and then we decided to leave on our trip. When you read about my response to your prompt, you will understand.
    http://teric.wordpress.com/2011/04/26/dream-mandala/

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  4. Jamie Dedes says:

    Another fine suggestion for kick-starting a story or poem. Well done.

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  5. dani says:

    this was a great prompt for me ~ thank you, Victoria. ♥ {not that my poem is great, but where it led me in my mind.}

    http://haikulovesongs.wordpress.com/2011/04/25/my-love-and-i/

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  7. trisha says:

    will let you know after posting.

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  8. Bodhirose says:

    I wrote many dreams down as my marriage was ending. They obviously tied into my experiences at the time. I relate one that was particularly telling.

    http://bodhirose.wordpress.com/2011/04/24/baptismal-awakening/

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  11. Teri C says:

    Sounds like a fun prompt and the resource is so interesting. What’s funny is, I rarely remember my dreams but lately they are vivid and I know why. See if I can write it up.

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  12. Jingle says:

    lovely prompt…

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  13. jgavinallan says:

    This sounds fun. I will work on it in morning. Nice to have day off.
    Great Idea, hope I can give something worthwhile

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  14. Tino11 says:

    Its midnight, I just finished this 5 mins ago, but sat waiting to post it, so I can say its Monday. Its told how it happened, its a true account. I still shiver when I think about it.
    I hope it satisfies the criteria.

    http://pspacer11.wordpress.com/2011/04/24/the-road-to/

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