Last Night at the Movies

I dreamed the disembodied heads of Rupert Murdoch and Sumner Redstone were fluttering around on cartoony batwings in a town in the Old West, making snide comments to each other and ineffectually trying to do good deeds.

I know that “a dream cometh through the multitude of business” but somehow I don’t think this is what Qoheleth had in mind.

About JE

James Enge is the author of the World-Fantasy-Award-nominated novel Blood of Ambrose (Pyr, April 2009). His latest book is The Wide World's End. His short fiction has appeared in Swords and Dark Magic (Harper Collins, 2010), Black Gate, the Stabby-Award-winning anthology Blackguards and elsewhere.
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7 Responses to Last Night at the Movies

  1. marycatelli says:

    at least they were trying. 0:)

  2. kythiaranos says:

    This icon is getting a lot of use today, for some reason.

  3. Thank goodness for Google. It’s been a long time since Sunday school.

    My first thought was that you were alluding to H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath.” Qoheleth seemed a suitably Lovecraftian name, but I dimly remembered the names of the priest-guardians of the Dreamlands, and Qoheleth definitely wasn’t one of them (They’re Nasht and Kaman-Thah, remembered mostly because one of my fellow Call of Cthulhu players nicknamed them Naught and Common-Thought).

    Some days I’m just the wrong kind of geek.

    • JE says:

      There’s no wrong kind of geek! Anyway, that’s my theory, untested by experiment.

      “Qoheleth” does sound like the name of someone who’d show up at an awkward point in the Necronomicon to remove the reader’s liver or something. I think both Dunsany and Lovecraft modelled some of their names on Hebrew and Egyptian sources to make them sound more exotic (for Anglo-American values of the familiar).

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