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Dream a Little Dream

A chronic insomniac, desperate for sleep, tries a holistic remedy that actually works, but it all goes sideways when she falls in love with the man in her dreams.



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In DREAM A LITTLE DREAM, Sadie has had her fair share of disappointments and responsibilities in life. These have shaped her ‘put your big girl pants on and deal with it’ attitude. It has also given her chronic bouts of insomnia.
When her sister, Viva gives her an amulet to help her sleep, they both laugh it off as hokey. Until it works. Sadie is sleeping deeply and dreaming of a love that couldn’t possibly exist. Except he does. In the same city.
Ray has always just accepted what life threw at him. Never one to rock the boat, he just soldiers on, without question, until he starts having the most vivid dreams. Every morning he wakes up with renewed vigor, anticipation, and ideas.
The problem is, dreams are hazy in the cold light of day. All the feelings remain, but the details are incredibly fuzzy.
In this “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” meets “Serendpity” played out on a baseball field in Boston; will Sadie and Ray ever find each other in real life or are they destined to meet only in her dreams?

Submitted: April 17, 2020
Last Updated: December 30, 2020

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The Writer: Ellis Barrowman

A life-long love of movies, a passion for character development, and a long talk with my book editor two years ago, convinced me to make the switch from novel writing to writing screenplays. Today I am a screenwriter, script consultant, and teach screenwriting basics to high school students and senior citizens. My twitter bio describes me as " Opinionated screenwriter, script consult, film junkie, with filter issues " Yah, that sounds about right! Go to bio

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