Dreams are today’s answers to tomorrow’s questions. A common motif in stories, movies, and music, is to bring in a dream as foreshadowing for what will happen later.
Sometimes, it even drives the drama within the plot. This week we hear two stories in which dreams foreshadow and determine the main characters’ fate.
Ben Murray-Smith https://soundcloud.com/ben-murray-smith
A Dreamer’s Tale via UExpress.com
The Three Dreams story via DL Ashliman’s PittU site
I am excited and proud to finally share with you guys what I’ve been working on for the past month and a half. It’s my second podcast (don’t worry, Project Book will still see new episodes released), and this new podcast is called “RENDITION”
The quick and dirty gist of RENDITION is “Timeless Tales Re-Told,” essentially I will be bringing you classic stories from around the world each week. Every episode will have 2 or 3 different folktales/stories and these will be focused around a specific theme or motif that they have in common.
I think this content is valuable for multiple reasons:
- The stories will be really entertaining plus short enough that they’ll be easy for you to remember and re-tell to your friends at gatherings. Your storytelling skills might even impress that gal/guy you were too shy to talk to at the nacho station.
- If you’re a writer, these tales might provide inspiration for new material of your own. Because these stories are old, they’ve been proven to work time and time again. Remember what Einstein said “Genius is really just about knowing how to hide your sources.”
- Many of us are first-generation Americans. This means that there are tons of folktales from our parents’ country we haven’t heard, and some American ones that we’ve missed out on as well. So essentially, we have a big culture-gap we should try to close. I’ll be bringing you stuff from near and far-away lands, so trust me, 95% of these will be brand spankin’ new to your earholes.
I’ll be releasing the initial two episodes of RENDITION during the first week of October 2017, and then you can expect a new episode every Monday after that.