The worst was the one set in a Third World country where children who looked just like Miranda were dying of some awful disease. A long, dark chamber with an earthen floor was full of recent graves. For some reason, the parents started burying dying children before they were actually dead; soft underground cries could be heard echoing through the chamber.
The second worst was the one where Miranda was crying out in her sleep, and I was paralyzed in bed; I couldn't get up to help her.
The third worst was the one where I went to put Miranda in her crib, and accidentally dropped her on the floor. Luckily, it seemed like nothing was wrong with her, which is why this wasn't the worst.
The fourth worst was the one where my car was stolen, and in trying to report it, I spent half an hour fighting my way through the horrible ad-supported voice-activated menu tree of general entertainment information that the government had turned 911 into in order to boost revenues.
I know that last one is a cliche joke, but it was awfully frustrating in the dream:( Collapse )