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What if your dreams, was what was happening in your life in a parallel universe.

jeanfred54

I'm retired from Law Enforcement, but I still dream that I'm working, sometimes with old friends, sometimes it strangers. sometimes everything goes Ok, sometimes everything goes to hell. There is an old nightmare where you have to pull your gun but it does not work or you are helpless to prevent something from happening...

Replies:   Crumbly Writer
Crumbly Writer

@jeanfred54

It's a common theme is 'parallel universe' stories. I've long considered a 'mental health issues are actually demons from another dimension plaguing sensitive individuals in this one', but haven't acted on it yet (it's in the planning stages at the moment).

The tricky part, as with any parallel universe story, is in making alternate universes believable. Not only do you have to argue for duplicate universes which are symmetrical in all aspects but one, but then you've got to propose some method of communication between the reality of one and the dreams of someone in another (it seems overly specific, without a justification for why that one individual out the the entire universe was selected).

But then, sometimes fiction is just fantasy, consisting purely of magic rather than logic.

Replies:   tppm
tppm

@Crumbly Writer

That one individual wasn't the only one chosen. Everyone who has a doppelgänger in the other universe "communicates" with their counterpart that way. It's just that only a few people, on either side, think of them as anything but dreams.

Grant
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What if your dreams, was what was happening in your life in a parallel universe.


For the life of me I can't remember the name of the story or the author, but there was one where the main character's dreams were actually happening & he was dreaming of preparing to fight for another world with another person (the 2 warriors fight each other instead of a war type of thing).
He was in a wheelchair & I think he was a journalist.

Replies:   JohnBobMead
Not_a_ID

Deja Vu Ascendency (if I spelled it close to correctly without the special letters), kind of played on that as well. Where it was only during moments of "Deja Vu" that the character was "synching" with their self from a nearby alternate reality.

JohnBobMead

@Grant

For the life of me I can't remember the name of the story or the author, but there was one where the main character's dreams were actually happening & he was dreaming of preparing to fight for another world with another person (the 2 warriors fight each other instead of a war type of thing).
He was in a wheelchair & I think he was a journalist.


What feats he did that day, by Marsh Alien. http://storiesonline.net/s/56379/what-feats-he-did-that-day

Very good story.

Replies:   Grant
Grant

@JohnBobMead

What feats he did that day, by Marsh Alien. http://storiesonline.net/s/56379/what-feats-he-did-that-day

Very good story.

That's it!
Thanks for that, definitely have to put that on my current reading list.

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