IN THE MOUNTAINS OF FIRE


By Dolores J. Nurss

Volume 1I: Tests of Fire and Blood

Chapter 9

CONFESSIONS

DREAM NOTES

 

          I did not dream the confession, though at different times I have dreamt some of the circumstances in it.  I started to write a Sunday scene, wondering how Deirdre’s new perspective as a rebel might change religion for her—and there stood Father Man, surprising me once more, blocking the path to the clearing!  Once again what I planned went out the window, because, as usual, he had a better idea.  I never did get a glimpse of Mass that day.

          I have dreamed, however, of smoking with Alysha.  I just don’t remember what we talked about—sort of the flip version of the confession, where I dreamed subjects, but not this setting.  The words I wrote just seemed likely to me.


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