dream/life

Jamie’s Dragon (dream/life 3)

By Peg Alford Pursell / March 2, 2011 / 0 Comments

By Peg Alford Pursell A vivid tattoo sets Jamie’s life in a spin, as her placid, teal dragon erupts into dreams overspilling with fire, color and unknown intent. It’s the final installment of Pursell’s reality-bending dream/life triptych.  -Editor.   Jamie saved up her babysitting money for the tattoo. It hadn’t taken long, her dad liberal […]

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The Maid’s Dream (dream/life 2)

By Peg Alford Pursell / February 9, 2011 / 0 Comments

Lately she’d been waking with the sense of having an important dream forgotten in the moment of opening her eyes. The dream would be transformative if only she could remember it. Each day as she slipped on her brown uniform and tied her apron with its big pockets for holding the necessities of her job, […]

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The Girl and the Stone (dream/life 1)

By Peg Alford Pursell / January 19, 2011 / 0 Comments

By Peg Alford Pursell (In this first installment of a triptych of very short tales, Peg Alford Pursell explores how memory and dreams transform everyday reality. Her work is muted but luminous, full of open-eyed marvel and a quick sort of terror that lingers like candlesmoke.  -Editor.) The stone was green. It may have been […]

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