“The Thief of Dreams” / Memorable Fancies #2243

[“The dream-thieving machine” – John Hodgman]

I steal dreams. I drive around at night, capturing mental vibrations from dreams of people as they sleep, storing these away. Come daylight, I eagerly pore through these dreams. Most are very ordinary; I’ve seen them a thousand times. Some are sick and I worry about the sanity of these dreamers, but as long as I capture their dreams from them, I’m preventing at least some of their unhappiness. I guess.

A few dreams can be worked up into video games, or superhero movies. Other dreams are – dark. I report the most horrible and bloodthirsty to the mental-health police.

But oddly … there are never any arrests … I wonder why …


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