Dreams are peculiar things. I had an especially active dream-life last night. There was sorrow and betrayal, disappointment and failure, but also conclusions from those events that made dream-me make hard decisions. Granted, all the decisions were ones Iโ€™d rather not make in real life, but at least there was forward momentum, so good job dream-me.

What I really find interesting with dreams is how they linger. A person in one of the dreams made decisions that now, fifteen minutes after Iโ€™ve left the warm confines of bed, are still being felt. That lingering feeling, how strong it can be, is fascinating because I know itโ€™s based on a fabrication, and not true. I treasure it for what it is, for a little while. Then it fades away, replaced by the emptiness of knowing that there was something there, but now itโ€™s gone.

Have a great Saturday. (Wait, itโ€™s Saturday, right? Yes. Then have that.)

Have you read <em>Haunted Futures</em> yet? cover

Have you read Haunted Futures yet?

I’ve got a story in the science fiction/near future anthology Haunted Futures, together with the likes of Warren Ellis and Tricia Sullivan. Check it out!