Ideabird 9/19/12

When the aliens arrive from the (insert generic, slightly-pompous sounding group name here) they are surprised to find we spend 1/3 of the day in a coma, dreaming. All other races do their dreaming in various parts of their brains as they are awake. They are in conscious contact with their wells of archetypes and deeper realms. The aliens find there are some people, mostly shamans who can dream in a similar way, but it is a difficult, learned effort. A complete library search reveals there was another species who were like us, but they were only known through archaeological records, having gone insane and destroyed themselves before discovery. Do the aliens change us, guide us in who we are, or quarantine us?

© Tony Jonick 2013