What's intriguing to me is how vivid my dreams are during these morning naps, and how much I can remember about them. I know everyone dreams during the night, but I honestly can't remember one nightly dream in months. When I sleep from 7-9AM, though, I have many vivid and powerful dreams which I seem to remember in detail. Many of these have inspired short stories, some of which have been published.
This morning's dream is going to get worked into a short story. In the dream, I'm the son of a famous scientist/dentist. My father always cleaned my teeth for me as a boy. Or so I thought. It turns out he was etching strangely brilliant scientific equations into the enamel of my teeth using some sort of super-advanced laser. The equations can only be read with something like an electron microscope. In the dream, my father has died, and I get into an accident that knocks out one of my teeth. Unfortunately, the tooth falls into the hands of a Bad Guy, who studies the tooth and realizes there's something engraved on it. After that, I end up being chased by roughly 1,000 people who all want to play Tooth Fairy.
I woke up before my unconscious mind could do all my work for me, but there's nothing sweeter than going to bed and waking up with a short story premise. Now to the writing . . .