Novel Writing: The Miracle of a Dream



Good day guys! Due to our university’s change in academic calendar, our hell weeks (or month) is shifted from September to November! That is why I cannot focus on updating my novel right now (because I have to comply with the requirements and review for the upcoming exams).

Meanwhile, I hope you all will support me as I write the whole thing … and I hope I can finish everything before the summer commences!

The following are the entries I wrote for the past few weeks:

Chapter 1: The narrator tells about his dream of becoming a writer, which came to a halt when he chose practicing medicine.
Chapter 2: The narrator describes a typical hospital setting and files his resignation due to his failure in treating a patient.
Chapter 3: The narrator meets Gaius.
Chapter 4: The narrator wakes up in a hospital room, realizing that he engaged in a fist fight.
Chapter 5: The narrator finally starts asking about the purpose of Gaius in his life.
Chapter 6: God creates the milagreiros, the miracle angels, due to his compassion to humans.
Chapter 7: The milagreiros perform miracles, and God orders Moses, the author of the Torah, to seal up anything that concerns the milagreiros.
Chapter 8: The milagreiros show their interest to King David, and blessed him.
Chapter 9: Gaius weeps over Alephus, who will be sacrificed to save Daniel.
Chapter 10: Daniel is thrown to the lion’s den, but Alephus saves him.

With love and cups of tea,
S.J. Takeshi


The Miracle of a Dream


For some medical doctors, the cure to someone’s illnesses is brought about by the result of scientific endeavors, not of miracles. The fifty-three year old James Patrick, an ophthalmologist and eye surgeon, spent the latter 25 years of his life in practicing his profession and had long discarded the existence of miracle, despite his patients’ strong belief in its power, while hoping not for survival, but for another chance to live.

The doctor’s pretexts were changed in that day in the year 2006, when he accidentally bumped a seemingly old beggar passing by the road. From that day on, his life was forever changed, and sooner he was introduced to non-worldly creatures which had been instrumental for healing and granting of wishes — the Milagreiro.

S.J. Takeshi © 2014

This is one of the first long-forms I have written and essentially my first novella. I lost my entire manuscript in 2011, when my laptop had forever shut down, leaving me unable to retrieve important documents including this one. I am now changing the novel’s plot, and of course, I badly need your moral support,  because without it, it seems that I really cannot finish it (I need some kind of pressure). Constructive criticisms will be gladly accepted.