Linus Linden and the Big Dream
If wishes were dreams and dreams could come true, sleep would have a much higher value than it has typically been given in this world. As it happens, there is such a world where the state of things makes dreams very real. And this is a story from there... Linus Linden, of the Linden clan, had been having strange dreams of late. He had awoken morning after morning to a room that was increasingly becoming rather full of zoo animals. Perhaps in the room of a young lad who wanted nothing more than a herd of exotic pets, or a young lady who greatly desired a career in zoology — or simply a zoologist’s room for that matter—this would not be that unusual. But Linus Linden was none of those. And that made the elephants, the chimpanzees, the zebras, the giraffes, the meerkats and the one lion all the more perplexing. Usually Linus Linden’s dreams produced small compact things. A pad of paper, or a nice felt tip pen. A calculator or a pencil eraser.