Last night I dreamed I was putting a new website together. It was called Step Into Another Life. People would click on a link and be transported to a place where things made sense, where they were encouraged to be useful and good, where beauty surrounded them.
After that—or maybe before that—the site would put you in touch with the church, synagogue, or ashram of your choice, where you could study peace and get right with God. I personally recommend the teachings of Christ, His real teachings, that is, not the fake ones made up by some hate-filled demagogue. Step into another life.
Oh, yes. And you could hire a reliable maid. Maybe also a gardener, if you had a garden.
My website would be a little bit like HomeTowne, the online game featured in Monkeystorm, except that Hometowne is entirely fantasy, with no links to the extensional world. If you haven't read Monkeystorm, you should. It's all about madness, greed, computer applications, family relationships, vampires, and the salvation of bad dogs. Also it takes place in Lambertville, whimsey capital of the Mid-Atlantic States. A very cool book, if I do say so myself.
© 2015 Kate Gallison