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The King’s Dream Team: Night 1

The king has been experimenting with lucid dreaming and dream interpretation. On the advice of his specially assembled “Dream Team”, he’s been asking himself throughout the day whether he’s awake or dreaming. It’s hard to tell the difference sometimes! Tonight, he will report every dream he remembers.

The king fell asleep to his favorite fairy tale, Sleeping Beauty. Some of the other fairy tales are too scary for him.

Night 1: Dream 1: “The Drifter”: His first dream was about a drifter in a shantytown. The drifter made a hilarious joke, but when the king woke up it made no sense, and then he forgot what it was.

Night 1, Dream 1

Night 1, Dream 1: The Drifter

Night 1, Dream 2: “Viennese Bliss”:  A sensory rather than plot-driven dream. The velvety scent of powdered wigs… the shiffle-shuffle of stiff fabrics on the dancefloor…electricity in the air as Mozart’s hands tumble across the keys in a private concert. The king achieved Level 1 lucidity in this dream when he realized he was dreaming and decided to heckle Mozart. He immediately awoke and reported to the Dream Team, who took enthusiastic notes.

Dream #2

Dream #2: Viennese Bliss

Night 1, Dream 3: “Subconscious Vomit”: This was the Dream Interpreter’s chance to shine — and she failed. Nobody could offer any interpretation that made any kind of sense. All the king could say was that he was “watching the scene from above” and “the birds had human eyes”, none of which was useful information. The Dream Team concluded that sometimes, dreams are just brain barf.

Dream #3

Dream #3: “Subconscious Vomit”

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Jester Auditions

The jester auditions took place this evening at the local conference center:


The contestants, from left to right: Casey Silver, 22, a graduate of Amadeus Academy for Young Jesters; ZibberZabber McGee, 35, winner of the 2005 Pockmark Prize for Best Joke; and Jake Faffles, an amateur jester discovered outside Waverley Station.

Talent only gets you so far — a jester has to have the right look!

After several drinks, Judge Claudia disclosed a conflict of interest, and was disqualified from the contest. Not that it would have mattered anyway, because the king makes the ultimate choice.


Known for his ruthless, arbitrary decisions, the king is not easy to please! The electronica dance medley from the Rusty Rake Jester Troupe, for example, did not go over well.


In the end, the king declared Gargles, the incumbent jester, to be the winner. They headed for the feast, while the others shuffled out of the auditorium into the night, toward their various hovels, lofts and sleeping-places.

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