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Tequilla Sunset

a story by Laura Cushing (with tech help from Austin Cushing!)

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Table of Contents - use this to read the story in order!
Glossary-unfamilar terms and their definitions
Characters- the characters who make up the story


Philip's marriage is failing - his wife Mavis wishes Philip would get hit by a bus and die. Her wish comes partially true, leaving Philip in a vegetative coma. Less than distraught, she sells his body to Morpheus, a sleep research company.

Years pass- the world is now overpopulated, and under-resourced. People crave escape - virtual realities harvested from the world of dreams.

Philip awakes to find himself trapped within his own dreams, and struggles to figure out what happened to him - and how to wake up.

Bastian, an employee of Morpheus Dreamscapes Inc, corrects problems in the dreaming world. While interacting with Philip, he realizes that Philip is not a lucid dreamer, but rather trapped within his own dreamscape.

Should Bastian help Philip regain his life? Would he give up his life for Philip? Can Philip have a life outside his dreams?

Philip is asleep.

Do not disturb him.


About this journal:
You can join the community to read along. The majority of posts containing the actual story will be Friends Only, which means you must JOIN the community (not only watch) in order to see them. There will be some public posts (wordcounts, various other things).

Philip and Bastian also have journals - p1dreamer and lastbastian . Character development and such will be posted in their individual journals.

About the Author:
LJ - charisma
email - L@labarc.com
AIM- Lab Arc Designs
myspace - http://www.myspace.com/lauracushing
website - http://www.labarc.com

Laura Cushing has been published in the following:

Michael-Stories
Mudo has been published in the Santa Clara Review
California People won a 100 dollar short story prize from Life for Change.
Dancing has been published in It Takes All Kinds
(Currently editing the entire collection for publication as a book)

Other Stories
Shades of Grey (excerpt) has been published in Electric Mandolin
Ask the Jersey Devil has been published in Electric Mandolin
Assorted shorts & series have been published by Neopets.com

Poems
Apple of Her Eye has been published in Populist Art
Streetcorner Dancing has been published in Populist Art
Agnostic has been published in It Takes All Kinds
Chains has been published in Caravan
Poem? has been published in Electric Mandolin
18,000 Miles has been published in The Inferno

Non-Fiction
Interview - Terami Hirsch has been published in The Midnight Hurrah
Interview - The Watson Twins has been published in The Midnight Hurrah
Interview - Blake Sennett has been published in The Midnight Hurrah
Interview - Frank Hoier has been published in The Midnight Hurrah
Interview - Adam of The 88 has been published in The Midnight Hurrah
Interview - Michael Runion has been published in The Midnight Hurrah
Contributer - Book - It's Never Too Late to Be a Buffy Fan (Kiss Me Jane productions)
Neomania! article on Neopets.com for Themestream
Newsletter content for Rilo Kiley dot com

Comics
Title and Author - has been published in Caravan
Snail's Pace - has been published in Caravan
Snail's Pace - has been published in It Takes All Kinds

Chapbooks:
Roadside Stands - Tiny Piney Press
Staying Golden - Tiny Piney Press

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