Tom Sheehan : Dared Dream : Flash Fiction : December 2019


Southern Legitimacy Statement: I have been in your magazine, have babysat grandchildren in NC, and trained for the Korean engagement with ETSU’s 278th Infantry.

Dared Dream

I didn’t want to wake you too early. I hope your sleep was deep, thorough, and you cross-dreamed with a friend who carries a little notebook drawn from his back pocket to write pastoral passages, figures, and special effects of one lovely and honest woman, no sneer on her lips, no smirk in her grin, no uppity tip to her nose, but arms full of care for rarest company while dreaming of Hallelujahs with a simple hug. Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!