Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for. ~Epicurus
Promises whispered, a gentle caress…a woman is tempted away from the safety of her husband’s arms by a mysterious and skillful nighttime visitor. The husband does not know what to do, but both parties soon find that this elusive stranger is not what it seems.
Dreaming, Not Sleeping is a very descriptive, well written short story that sticks with you even after you’ve put it down. The recipe for a good short story in Julia Kavan’s case is to take the sensual dreams of a woman and her nightmare lover, mix in a bit helplessness and confusion of a husband struggling to figure out how to help or what is wrong with his wife and add in a touch of horror. Those “ingredients” combined make for one delightful tale.
Espresso rating: Quad