The Lyric Dream Project: Dream 10

I have cameras on each fingertip, they not only take pictures but can zap people into a frozen-in-time state, enabling me to move them where I want them to be. At the time of this dream I was daunted by the novel I was working on, so this dream gave me what I needed at the time—ghost writers. I wanted people to write for me. I gathered about twenty people—ten men, ten women—and put them in a library. It was an old oaken library with stained glass windows—almost as if it were half library, half church. One woman had a beehive hairdo with moths fluttering around her. One black-haired man would type as he looked into the eye sockets of a skull. The music that was playing was big band, and the people typed on old Remington Rand typewriters. I took pictures of them with my fingertips, and then lay down to listen to the sound of the typing as it collided with the horns in the music. Finally, I could rest without worrying about how many words I was writing.


Diana Adams is an Edmonton, Alberta based writer with work published in a variety of journals including Boston Review, Drunken Boat, Fogged Clarity, Oranges & Sardines, The Laurel Review and Ekleksogaphia. Her work has been included in several anthologies including the 2009 Rhysling Anthology. Her third book of poetry Hello Ice was published by BlazeVOX Books. Corrupt Press recently published her chapbook Catch.