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02 December 2005 @ 11:50 pm
Supernatural100 "Dreams" Challenge: Three Dream Drabbles  
Author: HalfshellVenus
Category: Sam’s POV
Rating: PG
Word Count:100



Dreams Die Hard

Sam always wanted an ordinary life. A house to grow up in. Friends down the street and neighbors who knew him. He wanted to play Little League and be in school plays. When he met a girl and got married, the cycle would start again.

Those dreams died hard.

His head is filled with nightmares now-- of Jess, of demons and death. Crying children lost forever, nightly horrors to be battled. His enemy is Sleep, and it will find him.

He would kill his Gift to save his sanity, if he could. But he is weak.

The dreams are strong.


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Author: HalfshellVenus
Category: Dean’s Waking Dreams
Rating: PG
Word Count:100

Dreams Enough to Survive

Dean has never dreamed of the good life.

He had it once, before he even knew to want it. And then it all vanished in flames and anguish. Since then, he’s been trying to piece together happiness from what little he still has. A family. A brother who needs him. A purpose, and something to be proud of.

He never thinks much past the present, never hopes for more than contentment. Anything beyond that would slip away before he knew how to be the kind of person who could hold onto it.

Here with Sam, together—that’s his dream now.


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Author: HalfshellVenus
Category: Dean Dreams
Rating: PG
Word Count:100

Failure

The darkened church is cold, but evil lives there. It survived the relics, saints and symbols, and is stronger than any faith. He will use the chants and spellbooks, and hope that Latin works better than prayer.

But beside the yawning altar Dean is panicked and alone. Sam is nowhere, the weapons absent, and his Latin was never good. He moves back-- always watching—with the Cross held up before him. When he stumbles Sam is under him— quiet, broken… dead. Dean’s screams cannot be stopped.

Until they wake him, scared and shaking.

Sam sleeps on. Dean waits for morning.

 
 
 
Unsupervised children will be used as bait.: SN icon by carmendovedhvana on December 3rd, 2005 04:35 pm (UTC)
I cannot rave enough about these three drabbles! They were all so poignant and devastating in their own way. But this was definitely my favorite:

His head is filled with nightmares now-- of Jess, of demons and death. Crying children lost forever, nightly horrors to be battled. His enemy is Sleep, and it will find him.

Beautiful work, as always! :)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Gen: icon by Tinamishihalfshellvenus on December 3rd, 2005 05:25 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much!

Drabbles are very hard for me, at least the fixed word-count ones such as these. I do better with "drabblets," I guess you could call them. Short vignettes of varying length, in the 270-450 word range.

But I like a challenge :-P
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The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Gen: icon by Tinamishihalfshellvenus on December 4th, 2005 05:30 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I noticed your email taglines showed French. Does the "hime" part of your username mean something in French? It's caught my attention before.
tyrical: SPN_Taillypo_SD_togethertyrical on February 10th, 2006 06:32 pm (UTC)
Dreams give you so much freedom.

Enough to hate yourself, enough to hate sleep, enough to show you all the things you are scared of, to give you warnings, to give you insight.

Like angels they are always cryptic and most times frightening. These drabble emphasis this so clearly.

I especially like the drabble about Dean.

Dreams Enough to Survive - because you touch upon something I always think about Dean. That Dean doesn't dream or never really gave it any real possibility. I liked seeing your interpretation of it.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Gen: icon by Tinamishihalfshellvenus on February 10th, 2006 07:07 pm (UTC)
Like angels they are always cryptic and most times frightening. These drabble emphasis this so clearly.
Even Sam's prophetic dreams can be cryptic-- they show him things, but they don't tell him what to do about it. Or whether it's too late. :-(

Dreams Enough to Survive - because you touch upon something I always think about Dean. That Dean doesn't dream or never really gave it any real possibility.
Yes-- his waking dreams are almost dormant. I think he tries very hard not to want anything too much. There is so little chance that he will get it :-( Simplifying, enjoying what is and ignoring the parts he doesn't like, helps keep him sane in this life they lead.