I Shall Dream You and Write You a World

I woke up dream-drunk… my skull full of worlds with walls made of words and wants that demand to be written into a tale. Between my eyelids and sleep, I watched two slick shadow-clad bodies frolicking in a pond that was mostly mud.

Still half-asleep, I reached for a notepad I keep next to my bed, and scribbled the first three lines of this post. I didn’t want to forget the dance… or the mud. And I didn’t. The dream was in my mind as I watered my plants, as I waited for the sun to kiss my grin, as I sipped my passion fruit tea, as I typed these words, thinking, Don’t worry, my muddy sweets, I shall dream you and write you a world. Soon…

Speaking of dreams, writing and other things I love, my passiflora is budding…

my passion-
flower dreams summer
in my hand

…my mango plant, which is proudly bushy, is sprouting new color…

…and this morning, my bean plant woke up flowering.

The world isn’t perfect, my Wicked Luvs. Most of the time, it isn’t even happy. But… if we take a deeper look, if we dare to dream wild dreams, we might just find one thing (or thirteen) that makes us smile (delightfully wicked) for a while.

Welcome to the Beautiful Freaks Fest, 2017


Are you ready to celebrate everything unique (especially when the uniqueness in question comes with a serviceable hammer and a grin full of pretty teeth)? I know you are, you wouldn’t be here if you weren’t. So, let us party Freakishly, my Luvs!

Join Emma and me, as we let our arts and hearts dance with misfits, outcasts, oddities and freaks… Our posts should explore the tragic, ironic, mad, quirky, creepy, loving, fun, beautiful, misunderstood… monsters of the world.

Write a story (313 words or fewer), make a doll, birth a poem, paint a pretty freak, retell a myth, create a new myth… post something you love about beautiful freaks and tell us why you love it. Have a blast. And grin madly while you are doing it.

rules and notes and such…
– Add the direct link to your post using the Inlinkz tool below.
– If you’ve yet to enter my stitched poetry giveaway, just follow the link. Leaving a comment here will gain you an extra entry, if you first visit the giveaway post.
– We’ll party from Jun 23rd to 25th. You can post (1 entry per platform) every day of the party. Visit other Beautiful Freaks lovers. That’s what the Fest is all about.

Magaly on Instagram: @magalyguerreroindarkerwords
Emma on Instagram: @groovygothic
Our party tag #BeautifulFreaksFest2017