I based the march to Abojan on the note
in red ink, writing about it as happening when Deirdre herself slipped into
something similar to a narcoleptic seizure, in her case a mini-crash induced by
flying wired for too long. But the
office incident happened in this world.
(And yes, one of my surgeons did use maggot-therapy, and that picture
did fall out of the file.) From that
verbatim note (the dream behind it now forgotten) I knew to include the
gunner's perspective, listening to the marching feet.
I also dreamed of the badger,
separately. Why? I have no idea; I have never even seen one.