I am writing a "short story" for english. If I am saying a girl got home from trick-or-treat, was tired, and fell asleep, how do I transition into her dream?
Tired she sat down in front of the flickering fire. As her tired eyes followed the shifting flames her mind shifted into what might, what could have been.
There are endless ways to transition. from present reality and the dreams.
Using the phrase tired eyes ties the transition into the previous phrase that she was tired after trick or treat.
Using the shifting flickering of the flames provide a transition into the idea of her mind shifting.
Repeated words or phases help to smooth the transitions.