David Stevens

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When your dreams are shaky, think of Mr Cranky

In Uncategorized on November 7, 2016 at 8:16 pm

Mr Cranky, a man who does not dream. Or who dreams in weight and movement, instead of images and memory. Or …

Mr Cranky has been with me a very long time, and has finally oozed out of my pores to see the light of day, published in Sci.Phi Journal, the magazine of science fiction and philosophy.

I do miss his original title, though: “Mr Cranky and his Amazing, Performing, Evolutionary Dogs”, despite the fact that it was completely misleading. Though there are dogs. Or a dog – Mr Lumpy. Perhaps he dreams. Woof.

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Dachshund

In Uncategorized on July 5, 2014 at 1:40 pm

My eldest daughter dreamed that we bought a dachshund. She cuddled it at the breeder’s, and everyone was very happy with the new sausage dog. Next in the dream, I was driving the car with the family. My daughter looked out and saw our new dog on the road. I saw it too, accelerated and veered to make sure I hit it. The front wheel ran over the dog, which exploded with a satisfying popping sound. My daughter started crying in the dream, at which I became annoyed and said ‘Don’t you dare be upset. That’s what we bought it for’. On waking, she told me the dream, and I laughed, because I thought the end was funny. However, I am still being treated as though I deliberately ran over the family pet, just to get a good noise.

I’ll just stress again, this was all a dream.