Girls Write Out
Sunday, July 26, 2009

A blinding light wakens me. I open my eyes, shielding them from the glare. 
"What are you doing?" I whine/moan to my husband.
"I'm mad at you," Kevin says.
This must be a new record. I haven't even rubbed the sleep from my eyes and I've already done something wrong. I'm tired, want to go back to sleep, but I figure this isn't going away.  "What'd I do?" 
"You were mean. You were bad. I can't believe you did that."
Understanding dawns. "Are we talking about a dream here?" Good news. I can go back to sleep.
He narrows his eyes. "It was terrible. You were awful."
I'm not sure whether to defend myself, apologize, or hear him out. Then I see the steely glint in his eye. Listen it is. "Okay, okay. What'd I do?"
He sniffs indignantly. "I don't want to talk about it," he says, turning away. He's snubbing me. Over a dream. Ever the voice of reason, I point this out to him.
"Well, it felt real," he insists. 
As it turns out, it takes the whole day for us to get back on good terms. Turns out my dream self is irrational, evil, and slightly malicious. And no, I'm not wanting an interpretation here. 

PS On a brighter note, here's a sneak peak of my October release. 
Denise Hunter  
posted at 8:21 PM  
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At 10:30 PM, Blogger Sarah said...

Oh, I've had that happen before. I always tell my husband exactly what his dream self did and he jokingly apologizes, and reminds me it wasn't him. But yeah, sometimes that feeling of irritation/hurt can stay with you a little while.

My dad talks about waking up one time to a swat on his arm. Apparently his dream self had done something terrible and my mom was too fuzzy from sleep to be sure it wasn't really him. :)

At 10:33 PM, Blogger Sarah said...

BTW, really looking forward to your new book. I'd love it if you would give us a sneak peak about this story (with pleading voice). I'll be looking forward to this one coming out.

At 7:07 AM, Blogger Suzanne said...

I love the cover of your new book!

And I too have been on the receiving end of a bad mood because of a dream. Ah well, at least we can kiss and make up! :)

At 7:53 AM, Blogger Tonya Kappes said...

I love your cover! Always a debate on whether reader's buy a book b/c of the cover and I have to say...I am guilty of this. I look at the cover, flip it over to the author (if I don't already know the author) and read the blurb.
Obviously I'll be picking this on up.

At 8:01 AM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

Oh my gosh, I'm laughing here. Seriously? He actually was mad at you all day over a dream?

At 9:44 AM, Blogger Betsy St. Amant said...

Can't wait for your release in Oct! I LOVED your first in the series.

At 12:37 PM, Blogger Denise Hunter said...

Thanks, Betsy. And thanks for your comments on the cover, girls. And yes, C, it took a whole day for him to recover. I've woken up from nightmares with a bad taste in my mouth before. Those feelings can linger a bit!

At 2:50 PM, Blogger Jill said...

My husband has been the evil one in my dreams before, and yes, it does take a while to get over it.
BTW, can't you tell us what your dream self did? Pleeeeeeeease?

At 3:34 PM, Blogger Denise Hunter said...

Jill, I wondered when someone was going to ask. Have you seen the movie Indecent Proposal? Enough said.

At 5:03 PM, Blogger Leticia said...

Hmm...that would be hard to wake up to. Sorry, sweetie. I guess dreams can seem quite realistic. Hopefully, he got over it and enjoyed the day with you.

At 10:31 PM, Blogger Julie Carobini said...

Is it okay to laugh? 'Cuz this is really funny!

At 10:33 AM, Blogger Jill said...

So if the dream was along the lines of Indecent Proposal, was your husband mad because you didn't get the million dollars, or what? (Wicked grin).


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Kristin Billerbeck
Kristin Billerbeck is a proud Californian, wife, mother of four, and connoisseur of the irrelevant. She writes Christian Chick Lit; where she finds need for most of the useless facts lulling about in her head.

Colleen Coble

Colleen Coble writes romantic suspense with a strong atmospheric element. A lovable animal of some kind--usually a dog--always populates her novels. She can be bribed with DeBrand mocha truffles.

Denise Hunter

Denise Hunter writes women's fiction and love stories with a strong emotional element. Her husband says he provides her with all her romantic material, but Denise insists a good imagination helps too.

Diann Hunt

Diann Hunt writes romantic comedy and humorous women's fiction. She has been happily married forever, loves her family, chocolate, her friends, chocolate, her dog, and well, chocolate.

Hannah Alexander

Cheryl Hodde writes romantic medical suspense under the pen name of Hannah Alexander, using all the input she can get from her husband, Mel, for the medical expertise. For fun she hikes and reads. Out of guilt, she rescues discarded cats. She and Mel are presently taking orders from four pampered strays.

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