Friday, November 04, 2005

Once upon a time in the future it was decided that dreams were the greatest threat to the status quo ever known. The State scientists went to work, discovered, tested and announced the new practicality, the No-Dream Cloth. It was a light-colored, square-shaped, velvety cloth with maximum porosity. You put it over your face while you slept, and it soaked all those bothersome dreams out of you before they could lead to a state of dissatisfaction or even - heaven forbid - awareness that the ordained reality was not perfection. For a while it worked wonderfully. Restless spirits reposed with a slight smile formed and frozen on the lips. Perceptive natures no longer tossed and turned themselves into an abyss. By day everyone went around like happy zombies on ritalin. The nightmare ended in moonlight coup when it was discovered, by flipping the cloth to its other side, dreams could be made to come true.

Story #304

Note: This past week Indeterminacy has been the featured blog at Successful-Blog. The individual posts may be read at these links:
post 1 (Introductions)
post 2 (Purpose)
post 3 (Audience)
post 4 (Statistics)
post 5 (Advice)
post 6 (Thanks)


Tom & Icy said...

That was really good. Often, I will be dreaming and roll over to face the other side and then the dreams go away. Just wish some would come true.

Footprint said...

I think the Heaven's Gate cult wore no-dream purple cloths. scarwy.

Indeterminacy said...

Tom&Icy: I somehow overlooked answering your comment. I hear that dog dreams always come true.

Footprint: That _is_ scary. I remember when all that happened. The eerie thing was that their Website stayed online for several days afterwards.

Deek Deekster said...

the no dream cloth is a good invention. i would be careful though - imagine if it found its way into the wash.. i'd hate for its qualities to be transferred to my pants...

Indeterminacy said...

That would make all your dreams cum true. ;-)