Book. "Dream Eaters" read online
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Ranking:
#2102 in Fantasy
#372 in Short stories


Complete 8 pages

Publication: 20.08.2020 — 20.08.2020


Description of book "Dream Eaters"

A young boy named Alistair has a little sister named Esther who suffers from night terrors. Esther claims that the Dream Eaters won't leave her alone and is close to stealing her soul. When Esther mentions the Dream Eaters again one night, Alistair is determined to cure his sister of these nightmares and seeks out a reclusive wizard that lives deep within Eon Woods.


[Author's Note: This 2K+ word short story was my final project in my Writer’s Craft course way back in 2013. I decided to revamp it a bit but the heart of the story has remained unchanged. My source of inspiration was Hayao Miyazaki’s film, Howl’s Moving Castle, which was based off the book of the same title by Diana Wynne Jones. ^_^]

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Plume Alter
25.01.2021, 02:49:20

OH MY!!! This short story has been living in my Library for quite sometime now and this is just the first time I opened and read it. WONDERFUL STORY, NIx. I really love how your imagination works. And the flow of words and how you manage to weave the whole story/plot together is next to being a pro. I do hope you'll do more fantasy stuff like this. Perhaps make a novel or something... longer. HAHAAH. I love you, Nix...and your works too.

And oh, I also watched "Howl's Moving Castle" before ^^

noveltealover
26.01.2021, 04:42:01

Plume Alter, Omg thank you soo much for reading this short story and for your high praise, Plume! Seeing your comment was an unexpected but delightful surprise hehe. Love you too~ ♡ Ahaha I've always wanted to write a fantasy novel that uses these same characters but they're older, although I haven't been able to think of a good plot yet. :') I hope one day I will find the inspiration! And yupp, that movie is one of my fave Ghibli films. xD

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Shana Scarlet
06.09.2020, 04:27:04

Had a great read :) loved Alistair’s love for his sister, he went to find the sage, putting his life in risk, loved the interaction between the sage and Alistair *funny* ^^

noveltealover
07.09.2020, 04:25:24

Shana G, Aww thank you so much for reading! :D It was fun to revisit this short story that I wrote so long ago lol so I'm glad that you liked these characters and also found Al & Sage's interactions funny heh. ^_^

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Shana Scarlet
06.09.2020, 04:23:04

The last line of the first chapter got me cringed *goosebumps* *scared*

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Gracie Ella leonard
23.08.2020, 01:23:56

i love your story dear. please follow me back and check out my new book titled the blessing in disguise or add it in your library for updates, thanks❤❤

Gracie Ella leonard
23.08.2020, 06:23:13

noveltealover, okay. would do so next time, thanks a lot❤❤

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Ruphina Raphael
21.08.2020, 07:03:15

I also love Hayao Miyazaki’s film Spirited away.
And, it is amazing that you can also write different genres. (^‿^)

Ruphina Raphael
21.08.2020, 22:36:26

noveltealover, Yeah one day ❤️
I will be looking forward to it.

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Ruphina Raphael
21.08.2020, 06:03:55

I really liked all your characters, especially Al. So brave, smart and witty for someone so young. He knows what he wants and strives to get it.
Ettie is such a sweet little girl, no doubt that she is also as brave as her brother.
Sage is a funny character, the banter between he and Al was really funny. A character of yours is also my namesake ☺️.
I really enjoyed reading this book.

noveltealover
21.08.2020, 16:48:22

Ruphina Raphael, Thank you so much! ♡ I loved creating these characters. It was so much fun revisiting this story after so many years while editing it. I think Al & Ettie are very brave too for someone so young. I'm so glad that you found the banter between Al & Sage funny. Sage cracks me up too xD And ooh yes, your namesake of Phina hehe. (❁´◡`❁)

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Ryo Francis
20.08.2020, 16:58:55

(1). I love 4 of Miyazaki's work: Spirited Away, Mononoke, Totoro and Howl's — but sadly, i haven't read any of Diana Wynne Jones' books. :(
(2). Love your three leads — Esther is sweet and brave, and the initial banter between Alistair and Sage is so funny.
(3). It was an enjoyable read — i love happy endings.
(4). Finally, your pen name is so cool — so obviously, u love drinking tea.

noveltealover
21.08.2020, 04:02:40

Ryo Francis, Thank you so much for your thoughts! :) Miyazaki’s films were my childhood growing up. I also loved all the 4 you mentioned with Mononoke being my all-time fave. I only read that one book by Diana Wynne Jones but found the book differed a lot from the film and I much preferred the film. I'm glad you liked the characters too! They were fun to write, especially Sage haha. I always wanted to explore these characters more, perhaps with Al & Esther being older, but I haven't thought of a good plot yet... And hahha thank you, yes, I wanted to combine my love for books & tea so that's how my pen name was created xD

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