music prompt: Silent Hill - Never Forgive Me, Never Forget Me [link]
Character: Mateo Azevedo, the modern shaman [link] When a rebellious teenager belonging to a werewolf couple who are friends runs away from home the parents come to Mateo for help, hoping his vision-dreams can tell them where she is.
This is a very pretty and also slightly creepy song. I listened to it on loop for 67 times while writing this, which amounts to something like 2 ˝ hours. I was pretty tired of hearing it by then.
This is my first attempt to write about Mateo’s spirit abilities. He was born with the ability to have ghosts contact him and give him messages in dreams, but after defeating Sombra he gained other abilities. Several beings visited him in a dream and told him that they would allow him to ask questions about the past, present, or future, which would be sent to him encoded in symbolic dream-visions. He believes these beings were angels sent by God, but some other members of the Pack are less convinced of their pureness of origin or intention.
I love writing about dreams.
Many of my stories are based on my own dreams, but this one is not. I simply put together the symbolism in a way which I thought would make the most sense to Mateo based on his background. His visions nearly always take place in the jungle, where he is in his jaguar form.
I have been told that my endings can be too abrupt. I tried to flesh it out with enough detail on things such as how he perceives his own abilities and is effected by the emotions of others, but I’m still going through a bit of writer’s block. The last piece of prose I wrote was on the 19th.