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A Short History of the Dream Library

By Elizabeth Hopkinson
Jun 25, 2019 · 2,503 words · 10 minutes

Sydney was more than alive during the Vivid, a month when the whole city is lit up with lights, shows and food trucks everywhere. I stumbled upon this gelato truck and loved the colors and the retro design it featured so I sat down for a quick shot. I only had time for one shot and miraculously that one shot came out clean. I was lucky enough that the crowd walked behind me and all the workers were either behind or inside the van, one even blurred by the delayed exposure.. It’s not everyday you get luck like this in photography, it’s not everyday you get the cream of your dreams.

Photo by Benjamin Sow via Unsplash.

From the author: Milton Bisset has had the same dream every night for twenty years. The trouble is, it isn’t actually Milton’s dream.  It is the property of the Ministry of Unusual Technology and they want it back. Winner of the James White Award 2005.


Milton Bisset has had the same dream every night for twenty years. It is not the world’s most profound dream, but Milton seems to like it. It mainly consists of a maze, at the centre of which is a square box. Inside the box is another maze, in which is another box, and so on and so forth until Milton wakes up. The trouble is, it isn’t actually Milton’s dream. It is the property of the Ministry of Unusual Technology and they want it back.

Sitting on Milton’s bedside table every morning when he...

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2 Comments
  • maybefriday
    June 25, 3:56pm

    I loved everything about this!

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  • Novae Caelum
    July 3, 3:42pm

    This was absolutely fantastic!

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