Tidbit Tuesday: Jessa Learns About The Ripple Effect

Line of dominoes falling

In DREAMER, Jessa gets direction about her multi-dimensional travel from Mario – who is more than a little put-out that she botched her lasr assignment. Jessa is pretty pissed herself, having encountered a version of someone she never though she’d have to see again. It’s time for Mario to illustrate just how important her work can be . . .


I lean back against his desk. “I’m tired, Mario. I’m traveling too much, my mom is getting really suspicious, and now you pull this on me. This was supposed to be a routine job.”

“You mean the job you didn’t complete? Again?” he asks pointedly.

“Don’t start with me.” My eyes flash a warning that he completely ignores as he studies me for a moment, stroking his chin thoughtfully.

“Come on,” he finally says. “I’ve got something to show you.” Continue reading

She walks awkwardly over and puts an arm around my shoulders . . .

Friends - one teenage girl comforts another

“Listen. When I lost my dad, I wanted to curl up in a hole somewhere. I wanted to sit in bed all day with the covers over my head and the lights out. I didn’t want to go to school, or hang out, or even have to talk to anybody. When you get a hole like that ripped in your life, the last thing you want to do is stuff it with all that other junk.”


#Lovelines

From: DREAMER

Topic: “Lost”

His eyes met his reflection . . .

Man sitting on bench on lake shore at sunset

…and within the depths of the pool he saw his life play out, as it should have been. Could have been. Running across grass, sharing meals with a family, laughing with friends, traveling by car, or train, or ship. Walking the good green earth and never feeling hungry or afraid. Growing old with her at his side.


#1LineWed

From: DREAMER

Topic: “Play”