I know, from that nagging sense of
memory in some dreams, that some disaster weighed heavily on Damien after this
point, not just Kanarikís death, but some personal failure or guilt. And from an almost completely forgotten
dream, I know that some sort of debacle happened at the Abojanís, and that he
had something to do with it. I have
written this accordingly.
I also know that Ambrette doesnít show
up in dreams after this point. In an
earlier version I wrote Romulo as the other rebel who died, not Betany. But then I stumbled across dream-notes
showing him very much alive at a later point, so I went back and revised. I
have had no dreams of Betany that come later than this on the timeline.
In writing from dreams you donít just take note of
whatís there. You also have to take note
of whatís not there. Or who.
had a brief flash dream of Jake gazing out over the water,
saying, "Deirdre thinks she's all right. She is not
all right." Incense trying to explain things to her parole
officer came to me while showering--an ideal place to let the mind
drift and wind up on unexpected shores. The "Flying
Dutchmen" flyer came in a flash-dream and I had nowhere else to put it,
this late in the game. (Come to think of it, I wrote neither of
those flash-dreams down before this; I'm not always near my
journal when they hit me.)