Whew–the end of the A to Z Challenge and for the second year we made it! Tonight I shall be having a well-deserved zizz.
Have you remarked how often in novels and especially in cozy mysteries, the main character tosses and turns and eventually teases out a particularly tiresome clue in his sleep?
A dream sequence appears almost obligatory at some point. It underlines the mental strain the hero or heroine is suffering, it re-presents clues in a different format. It also allows for your main character not to be on top form the next day so that yet another complication in the plot can appear more baffling than it really is. 🙂
I’m not a great fan of the dream sequence in cozy mysteries but like it or not, it is omnipresent.
Sweet dreams–not-so-sweet dreams. I’m off for a well-deserved Zzzzzz.