The DreamWalker Series was written as individual short stories. Please choose the story that sounds most interesting to you.
Below are a couple of lists that suggest the order in which you can read them in, but don't feel obligated to follow either.
Obviously the more recently written stories will be of slightly higher quality. Some of these stories were writte fifteen years ago.
The most popular are:
Satan's Ghost - a dark fairy tale kind of story,
Eclipsing Depths - the longest of the series, and a thriller.
"I Met You in a Dream" is the second story in which Ellette appears and covers more of her life and introduces her friend, Rand. It is a paranormal or urban fantasy short story.
Story Description: "My dreams have always been vivid, and I could always control them, mostly. I always knew I was dreaming. You were a dream, but I'm not dreaming now." The words tumbled out one after another. "If all my dreams have been real, and I just thought I was dreaming..." It only made her head ache worse to think of the possibilities.
"Finding Respite" is the third story that covers her 'dreamwalking' abilities in more detail. It is a slightly darker story, and can be paranormal/urban fantasy.
Story Description: Ellette's dreams are unnaturally real. For the most part, it is a gift, until the dreams overlap into her reality in a way she cannot control.
"Eclipsing Depths" It is a fairly dark story, and can be categorized Thriller/Paranormal and possibly horror. It is the longest of the DreamWalker stories. It explores more about Ellette and Rand's relationship and reveals a bit more about Rand and his past.
Ellette is blessed with a strange talent that calls her into the night to play vigilante. Tonight is one of those nights. Alone in the eerie cold and haze, she is drawn by the moon to walk along the river's edge. A river which may prove to be little more than a casket of churning ice.
This was kind of a strange piece for me, written very quickly from Rand's point of view. It's non-linear and deals with a bit of Ellette and Dani's relationship. It's melodramatic and a bit sappy, but was fun to write. For those hoping for a bit of romance in the storyline, this is the closest hint so far. It takes place in early spring after "Eclipsing Depths."
In each life, there are secrets, pasts and unknowns. Loving someone doesn't always mean you know them or their darkest secrets. Loving them is the easy part. Allowing yourself to be loved, to forgive yourself, is another matter entirely.
"Satan's Ghost" was written as a short story challenge. It explores Ellette's past, mainly her teen-aged years. It is something of a dark fairy tale and doesn't really cover much about DreamWalking.
Story Description: Haunted by a past she can't seem to escape, Ellette has resorted to silence. Sucked into the depths of her own mind, the only way in which she expresses herself is through her journal.
This story is interwoven with a twisted tale of little red riding hood, the evil huntsman and the moon.
"Talk to the Mountains" is the first story in which Ellette appears. It is a short teen fiction story. It's just a dreamwalk story, and has little to do with Ellette's life and can be skipped over.
Story Description: I sat in the stuffy little dining area sipping a quickly melting shake and feeling pathetic. No one else was there, but that's not surprising. It felt like the cooler had died about noon the day before. I know I wouldn't have been there by choice. Unfortunately, I was. So I just sat there in one of the booths, my legs sticking to the vinyl and wondering how I was going to get home.
There are currently two other stories in the works, one which further explores Ellette and Rand's relationship, and one which takes place before she meets Rand and explores more DreamWalking experiences. I also plan to write another about Rand's past which will also explore Jessie and her relationship to the both of them.