standing on a beach with a nun wearing all white.  she tells me that the woman out in the waves has been crying for me the whole time.  i can see myself in a hospital bed, head wrapped, faced bloodied and beaten, drugged and in a coma.  i’m embarrassed that she has seen me in […]

sitting in an open space office in a skyscraper.  there are crashes and rumbles of thunder.  the building is being buffeted with wind and storm but we work through it like we always do.  when the building starts to sway i tell my coworkers “this is what an earthquake feels like.” a woman agrees.  she’s […]

we put all of our money together for alyssa’s birthday present.  i got her a tiny gold castle and a porcelain waterfall.  they were so intricate and fragile.  we all hoped that she would like them.  but the waterfall was the water only, it didn’t have a cliff to hang over.  i was setting it […]

we’re on a boat.  we know it’s going to flip as soon as the wave rolls under us at the wrong angle.  me, my mom, my sister, and my cousin.  age 1991. we don’t have life jackets.  the water is incredibly deep.  the shore is very far away. somehow we are rescued.  the dream skips […]

In a hospital lab.  One of the nurses tells me she’ll give me a Death Card.  She is a Death Agent and she tells me that after three episodes, I’ll be an Agent too.  I put the plain business card in my wallet feeling very proud and excited. Pulling into my grandpa’s long gravel driveway.  […]