Dreamt Things – bookscover2cover

Another story of mine has been posted at bookscover2cover. This one is called Dreamt Things and can be read by clicking on the link. This story was inspired by two separate scenes:

1) The famous “am I a man dreaming I’m a butterfly” story by Zhuang Zhu

2) This haiku by Issa, which I first read here, at Old Pond Comics

To finish, here’s Superbad by James Brown, featuring Bootsy Collins. The song isn’t linked to the story, as such, but my cat is called Bootsy and she went missing on Friday – today I got her back from the RSPCA, after she had been discovered wandering lost in the neighbouring estate, which is a great distance away when you’re a small cat who’s practically blind. So, after three days of feeling awful it’s good to finish with some celebratory funk – as well as a big thank you to both my sister-in-law for being instrumental in tracking Bootsy down and the person in Shenley Church End who took a dazed and confused stray cat to the vet –


3 thoughts on “Dreamt Things – bookscover2cover

  1. Wow. I had no idea, Blake – you must have been a wreck. Thank heavens your cat is back and someone took care of her! Hopefully she is recovering well after her ordeal? Poor thing!!!

    Well, give Bootsy a gentle rub from me — and hopefully you’ll be able to enjoy a celebratory beverage this evening.

    • Honestly, I was a bit shocked by how terrible I felt – I know I’ll feel bad when I lose either of my cats but not knowing if she could still be helped, not knowing if she was injured, not knowing where to search, and the fact that she was all alone, all made it very horrible indeed.

      But Bootsy came through her ordeal unscathed, which is nearly miraculous for a blind cat, I think. Not a mark on her. At the moment, if she’s left alone for a while she does start miaowing just to make sure that she hasn’t been abandoned. And she’s been enjoying lots of cuddles – which she’s always partial to, anyway. But I’ll give her an extra cuddle from you 😉

      And yes, how lovely of that person to go out of their way to take care of a little cat who clearly had no idea where she was going 🙂

      • Aw…. the poor thing … I can hear her calling to you … that’s so sweet and so sad at the same time. Poor little thing. I’m so glad she’s physically well. That fear will probably take some time though. How has the other kittie been coping with all of this?

        Yes — “not knowing” — that would be horrible. What relief, though, that there was a happy ending. She’s a tough cat — and a lucky one.

        Sending hugs to you — and make sure you give Bootsy a cuddle from across the pond!

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