The insane ramblings of a lunatic mind

Today I dreamed that I found out I had a half-brother who died in 1979. My dad had cheated on my mom and produced this boy, who was a child prodigy and published books. But he stopped writing as a teenager. I found articles about him and wanted to find out what happened to him, and blogged about this, not knowing we were related. (I was just interested in the fact that he had first gotten published at age ten.) Then Dad finally told me he was my half-brother, and added that the boy had become addicted to cocaine, killed a cop, went to prison for awhile, got out when he turned 18, and was then killed by one of his associates. Dad gave me a journal he (my father that is) had kept of his feelings during this time.

Then, it turned out, my half-brother wasn’t really dead, and he was going around committing enormous acts of civil disobedience to release the stranglehold the media had on society. This involved going to media rallies and rock concerts and making all the lights and displays go crashing down. It was awhile before we figured out that it was my half-brother doing this and that he wasn’t dead. I was sent in to negotiate with him and get him to stop all the destruction. I told him if he surrendered now, he would only get two years in prison.

I think I woke up then.

13 thoughts on “The insane ramblings of a lunatic mind

  1. Kim Clark Esposito November 11, 2010 / 5:41 pm

    That was SOME Dream!

  2. Nicola November 11, 2010 / 6:02 pm

    I missed the bit about it being a dream at first and was half way thru thinking God what a thing to find out! Keep off the cheese at night. ; – )

    • Wendy November 11, 2010 / 9:36 pm

      @Nicola, I skipped right over the “I dreamed” part too and read it as “Today I found out”…hahaha!

      Meaghan you have some very interesting things going on in your subconscious!

      • Meaghan November 14, 2010 / 12:53 am

        I was thinking about it today and realized the time period in my dream was kind of off. My parents didn’t even get married until, I think, 1973ish, so no way could Dad have cheated and produced a bastard child who died as an adult in 1979. And Dad was born in 1946, so in 1979 he would have been 33. Juuust barely old enough to have had an adult son in 1979.

        And let’s not even get into the whole cocaine, civil disobedience at rock concerts, etc.

      • Meaghan November 14, 2010 / 12:56 am

        I actually do have a half-brother who died, but he was my mother’s child, not my father’s, and it was a car accident, not murder, and it was in 1988, not 1979, and he was not an adult.

  3. Stina November 11, 2010 / 6:25 pm

    I have wondering If you sometimes have Dreams who Are related to Charleyproject. And now I think I know the answer.

    All the best her from Scandinavia

    • Meaghan November 11, 2010 / 6:48 pm

      Sometimes I do dream about my cases.

  4. marycarney November 11, 2010 / 6:39 pm

    Wow! All I ever dream about is being naked at school or needing to find a bathroom. That sounds like you could turn it into a screenplay.

  5. J.A. Scrambles-Ashmole, Bart. November 11, 2010 / 6:50 pm

    Hm. Odd. Not unlike, bare-bones style, the story of Tommy in the Who’s rock opera of that name: parentage unusual (affair had by dad v. father killed in war); early prodigies (writing v. pinball); addiction (cocaine v. fan worship). As well, half-bro and Tommy each have pronounced Messiah complexes. All that’s missing are minor characters like Cousin Kevin, Uncle Ernie, and the Acid Queen. The half-sister role equates with that of Tommy-adorer Sally Simpson in the rock opera’s narrative.

    “You may pay the cashier on your way out. Next patient, please!”

  6. Princess Shantae November 11, 2010 / 9:53 pm

    I’m with Mary. My dreams are never exciting like that. Mostly I dream about needing to pee so bad and not being able to find a clean bathroom. Its a wonder I don’t wet the bed. Now that I’m pregnant with #3 due beginning of next month my bladder is working over time and I have that kind of dream a couple times a week.

  7. Amy White November 11, 2010 / 10:45 pm


  8. amy November 11, 2010 / 11:44 pm

    I’d pay to see this in the flicks…seriously. I only dream about the dead in my dreams…

  9. danielle November 12, 2010 / 10:04 am

    hmmm….wonder what your subconscious is telling you!! Thanks for sharing!

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