ONLY IN DREAMS IS LUCY TRULY AWAKE! One moment, Lucy Dean slept peacefully in a Seattle hotel. The next, she stood paralyzed beside a silver portal in a far-distant future. Unbelievably, she recognized the place…from her dreams!
A strange and menacing figure approaches. He explains that the only way for Lucy to regain her true memories is to go through the Time Portal. She cannot resist, or even speak, as her body vanishes, layer by layer.
As death looms, Lucy must face an unbelievable fact — that her previous life has been a lie and the truth lies in her dreams — which may not be dreams at all…
LUCY DEAN, junior copywriter, clacked away at the typewriter in insolence of her deadline, less than fifteen minutes away. Suddenly, the clattering of keys slowed, then stopped. She frowned at the paper tetchily, then checked the steno pad beside her. Tutting her tongue, Lucy applied an eraser to the paper, blowing the crumbs away afterwards. She contemplated the page with narrowed eyes, nodded slightly, then resumed typing.
She did not notice that the second hand on the wall clock stopped when she did. Or that it clicked back two minutes when she paused to make corrections.
Or even that it moved forward again when her typing resumed.
Lucy withdrew the final page and added it a small tidy pile. She stood, smoothed her skirt, then picked up her note pad and a pen.
Paul Edmonds, the company’s other junior copywriter, zoomed past her desk….