All right, cool to see this contest cranked up! Good luck everyone.
Achieved last night:
This LD lasted about 3 minutes, just shy of my average of 4. Therefore, I’ll classify it as “short”.
Details of the dream:
[color=blue]Wife and I are staying in this huge, luxurious hotel room somewhere on vacation. It’s daylight outside. Wife is putting away groceries in the hotel fridge but all I want to do is sleep. I curl up in the bed and nap. Seconds later, though, I’m awake and Wife is still putting away groceries.
I’m frustrated that my nap was so short and I nose pinch RC out of habit. I’m astonished that I am actually able to breathe. I blow it off, assuming that I simply didn’t pinch hard enough. On the second try I get a deep, clear breath and[/color] [color=red]I’m dragged into lucidity.
I want to get out of the room and go for Task of the Month (swim in the Cretaceous-era sea.) I tell Wife that I’m having a lucid dream and that I need to leave for a while. She looks skeptical. “You and your dreams. What about our vacation?” I tell her that I’ll try to get back after I finish up but I know it’s very, very unlikely that I’ll be able to make a roundtrip across millions of years back. Better than her getting eaten by a mosasaur. Wife asks me to “at least help me put away the groceries” but I leave before she can suck me back into the dream plot. Even though I know it’s a dream I feel guilty leaving all the work for her to do.
Daylight is streaming through the door at the end of the hallway and I walk outside. There’s a wobble in my vision as I cross the threshold. I paw my hands through my hair and lick my arm and the dream scene snaps back into stability.
It’s clear and cool like midday in Northern California. Across a broad field of grass I see a river snaking its way toward the horizon. I imagine that this river leads to the Cretaceous ocean and will myself to rise up into the air and fly. The wind buffets me as I soar into the air and my dream body feels light, insubstantial, and kite-like. I rise higher and higher into the air and tantalizingly I see the sparkle of the sea maybe just a mile further along the river.
I will myself to fly toward the ocean but the wind is just tossing me around as I rise higher into the air. I have no more mass than a leaf or a piece of paper. I try imagine that I have on rocket shoes but they just make this weak fizzling noise and the wind noise increases to a roar. Frustration gets the best of me and [/color]I either lose lucidity or fade to oblivion.[/spoiler]