That’s it, the day is over, it is time to sleep. This is where our final writing prompt leads us. It brings us to the moment when we settle down and drift from consciousness to unconsciousness. It is time to sleep, and perhaps we shall dream.
You’ve had a long day, everything that has happened has been and now it is time to rest. Set the scene describing your final moments before you get into bed, or wherever you are going to sleep. What are the final things you do before turning off the light? How does it feel as you ‘lay me down to sleep’? Do you have a comfortable bed, futon, sleeping bag? Are you indoors or out? What are the sounds you can hear? Are the stars shining overhead or do the street lamps glow beyond your windows?
As you begin to drift off, what thoughts are going through your mind? Are you happy with the events of the day? Are there things you’ll need to address tomorrow? Were there missed opportunities? Are you glad it is over so you can begin again tomorrow? Do you offer up a little prayer? A prayer of thanks? Or an angry one?
As you fall asleep, do you begin to dream? As you drift into the night and your mind dreams, are there thoughts that take on new meaning, new understanding, new desires? What happens when you are asleep? Feel free to write your dream, this is all about writing what you want, and however much you want. Fantasy writers don’t need to change anything to this prompt, everyone sleeps, or at least tries. Unless, of course, you are writing about a new form of sentient life, perhaps, if you are, they are watching someone sleep?
Put pen to paper or finger to keyboard and write. Draw on your memories, the emotions, the sensations that you have and write. There is no minimum or maximum word count, just write and see where your creativity leads you.
That’s it for this series of writing prompts. I hope you have found them helpful and I hope you have begun to enjoy a long term writing habit. I’ll have plenty more resources and ideas for realising your creative potential. In the meantime, enjoy this writing prompt and then…. you could always start over again – 30 Writing Prompts.