n Literator : Journal of Literary Criticism, Comparative Linguistics and Literary Studies - Downtown Nellmapius : The Vacant Plot Patient : litera

Volume 37 Number 1
  • ISSN : 0258-2279
  • E-ISSN: 2219-8237



I dream that we live in a house where the front exterior consists of glass windows that run almost all the way around the dwelling. There is a great gorge that separates us from the range of mountains. A short distance away from the house on the other side of the gorge is a small volcano. Someone once built a big square black chimney around the summit. As I stare across the way, I see a pink haze forming to the right of the chimney, it has a dark lining. I hear a rumbling sound and the great windows start to vibrate. I rush forward. I see a glowing furnace building up on the inside of the mountain. The entire peak is a great, burning, hot coal. There is a huge wall of fire between myself and the mountain. Massive molten rocks explode from the chimney. There is an earthshaking blast, I am flung forward, through the glass, over the turf and then down, down, down... into the gorge. I wake up when I hit the bottom, or rather the cold stone floor. In a somnambulistic state I have stumbled down a flight of stairs.

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