Greetings Otherworld travelers. On this Friday, we’ve got a bite-sized short that folks who like disaster stories will enjoy. It’s a dark, apocalyptic story with a light and breezy length for the end of the week.
Author Sam Joe delivers a sort of stream of consciousness story in DREAMS which takes a look at how someone might react if they learned that the end of the world was upon us. Joe has an active imagination, certainly. While the concept feels similar to other apocalyptic stories that we’ve seen in film over the years, the author’s lead character in this story makes some choices that we would rarely see of heroes in those other tales. In a way, it’s a breath of fresh air here, because the character is honest with himself.
Red skies and falling meteors were bizarre dreams john had as a kid. he asked his parents about this bizarre dream, and his father told him.
“No matter how long a man dreams for, he eventually returns to reality, so don’t fear the dream but the reality you face when you wake up.”
DREAMS feels like it comes to a close just as it opens, and it shows plenty of places where the author could expand or revisit if they wanted to. Readers will see the perspective of one character here, but it is clear that there is a whole world that are reacting to the tragic events in the story, and we’ve only just scratched the surface here. It’s a quick read, but it’s a good introduction to Joe’s writing style, and what he’s capable of. If you’re interested in a direct story that gets to the point and makes it firmly, you can check out DREAMS on Amazon today!
Images provided by Sam Joe.