How mad would you be if your husband was dreaming of another woman every single night? Would you be jealous? How would you react if he told you that even though she existed only in his dreams that he had fallen in love with her?
How real are your dreams?
A man is on his way home to be reunited with his wife. It has been years since they have seen each other, and his return home will be a surprise. On his way, he decides to stop at a bar to get just one drink.
While there, he meets a young woman who has deserted those she came to the bar with. They strike up a conversation. The just one drink promise Tom made himself is thrown out the window. He and this young woman begin trading drinks for stories.
His story is about himself, but he gives the guy in it the name of Tom. That could be this guy’s name, but we are never told. Tom is torn between two lovers: one is his wife, the other exists only in his dreams.
He had been happily married when he began dreaming of another woman, one he had never met and did not know. And he fell in love with the woman, literally the woman of his dreams. His wife was not amused, but can you blame her? How can you compete with someone who doesn’t really exist?
Tom, if that is his name, is one confused guy. He says he loves his wife and claims to be so excited about their upcoming reunion, but I wonder. Does she have any reason to be excited about being reunited with her husband? Why did her husband leave home and not see her for so many years? Should she be scared?
This intriguing psychological thriller/suspense story was so good that I read it twice. Things that I don’t notice on the first reading come through loud and clear during the second reading. My mind read things into the story that weren’t written. I wonder, will your mind do the same?
I bought my copy of this novella from Amazon. If you would like your own copy of this novella that will stay in your thoughts long after you’ve finished it, I’ve included an Amazon link below.
Amazon Link: Until Then Dream Again
The dotted white line against the highway’s black asphalt was like a hypnotist’s pocket watch, a flashing metronome in the darkness steadily tick-tick-ticking away my will to stay alert.
I was heading into a mid-life marriage ambush at a redneck bar in the middle of nowhere.
How do you tell a complete stranger how it feels to have your entire life torn to pieces?
What was with all these people calling me old?
About the Author:
Matthew is originally from Brighton, Michigan. He now lives in Kentucky with his wife, two children, and their dog Elvis. He sings in a garage band with a group of friends—always rock ‘n’ roll—and absolutely loves a good movie.
His most popular novels, The Watchers series, have found their way onto over 50,000 Kindles, Nooks, and other eReaders.
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