The primary story I've been working on is based on a very complex dream I had in high school. So far I have a beginning, middle and a climactic end; but part of me feels as though the beginning and end are very open ended despite brainstorming ideas to tie up loose ends or explain why the beginning is the way it is. Has anyone else written a story based on a dream? How did you go about this? Did you find researching your dreams surroundings helpful?