Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Just a Dream


At the heart of much speculative fiction (and fiction in general) is a question. What if? On Tuesdays I like to throw one out there and see what you make of it. Do with it as you please. If a for-instance is not specified, feel free to interpret that instance as you wish. And if you find this becomes a novel-length answer, I'd appreciate a thank you in the acknowledgements ;)

What if you didn't actually wake up this morning?

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  1. I have wondered about that because you hear of people dying in their sleep. I also had heard somewhere long ago that you don't dream about your own death, and I have dreams about going over a cliff in a car, but I always wake up before hitting the ground. So I'm not sure about that because I did have a dream where I thought I was dead once. So I really don't know. I know we need to dream, but I'm not one to interpret dreams, know what I mean?

    betty

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  2. I'm scared of dreams of dying...what if I'm unable to wake up?

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  3. Hmmm a story could be written. I could think i am typing this to you right now but all the while I am actually dead and still in my bed. If I am dead then I didn't suffer which is good...I guess:)

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  4. I knew you'd all go for death. But what if you didn't die? What if this is all still you asleep?

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  5. Then my dreams have gotten super boring. I mean, I dreamed I was part of some sort of heist last night, and it was fun. But if I'm still dreaming, then I didn't really fix the scrolling problem on my new computer, and I hope I remember how I did it when I do wake up.

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  6. There would be nothing I could do to change the situation.

    'Life is but a dream...'

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  7. Sometimes I get that feeling when something really weird happens. I think, what if I'm actually dead? I also get a weird feeling when I experience deja vu. It makes me feel as though life isn't real for a fleeting second.

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  8. Then you're all simply part of my dream. You have yet to prove your independent existence.

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  9. I think of this often...so thought-provoking.

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  10. From childhood to maybe late 20s, my dreams were so detailed and often featured events similar to my real life that sometimes I'd have to get verification from another person "Did we really..?" Back then I could have easily believed that I am reading your blog post (days late) and answering it in a dream. These days I'm pretty much dead to the world when I sleep (I slept through a car bomb 2 houses away) and don't remember my dreams.

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