Title: In Dreams
Author: Eden Winters
in Love Is Always Write Volume Five
Genre: Fantasy / Gay Romance
For three sleepless days, the lyrics have been pounding around in my head. Every time I close my eyes, this is the face that I see. The music is pouring from me, dragging me in its wake and I can almost believe he is real, his haunted eyes singing to me.
* This story was written as a part of the M/M Romance Group’s “Love Is Always Write” event. Group members were asked to write a story prompt inspired by a photo of their choice. Authors of the group selected a photo and prompt that spoke to them and wrote a short story.
A mysterious fantasy story about an elf living in the human world, but not knowing how he got there and who he is. In his dreams a song and a beautiful man is calling out to him. As his memories and abilities come back in fragments, we slowly learn what happened to him.
Faster and faster the incomprehensible sounds escape, more chant now than melody. A tightness forms in my chest, squeezing my heart and stealing my breath.
Words cannot describe what happened next, the tingling of heat and cold vying for dominance, a shimmering sensation, like mist rising from a lake. Somewhere, somehow a door opened, though not a door made of wood. The lover in my mind locks eyes with mine, and clearly, as though he stood before me, says, “I’m coming for you.”
Captivating atmosphere (has a little Lord of the Rings feel), lyrical writing style, mystery, nicely built plot and tension – all in 14 pages.