Trying To Stop Frank Dunning

Source: IMDb

Once again I had a variety of dreams that I woke up remembering but each time I went back to sleep without recording them, one of these dreams was remembered pretty clearly but is forgotten now unfortunately, and so now I can only barely remember part of my last dream.

This dream was inspired by the miniseries 11.22.63 that I am watching now because I finished reading the book 11/22/63 last year.

The end of the dream involved either Jake Epping, me, or someone else traveling back in time.

This person was trying to stop most of the Dunning family from being murdered by Frank Dunning, but this person did something that messed up the sequence of events so Frank Dunning’s location was unknown and his wife Doris Dunning’s location was unknown during the time that the Dunning family murder was supposed to take place.

The Dunning children were inside the house alone, this information was possibly shared with the person by someone else, and the person was possibly not close enough to reach the Dunning house in time to save them if their father Frank Dunning showed up.

The person was not sure what to do, should they rush to the Dunning house to protect the Dunning children, should they go looking for Doris Dunning to save her if she was even alive because maybe Frank Dunning was killing her now, should they wait, should they return back to the future and try again, et cetera.

As the person tried to decide this I woke up.

The end,

-John Jr

11/22/63

Source: Wikipedia

What is it?

The 2011 book 11/22/63 by Stephen King.

What is it about?

This is how Goodreads describes this book:

Life can turn on a dime—or stumble into the extraordinary, as it does for Jake Epping, a high school English teacher in Lisbon Falls, Maine.

While grading essays by his GED students, Jake reads a gruesome, enthralling piece penned by janitor Harry Dunning: fifty years ago, Harry somehow survived his father’s sledgehammer slaughter of his entire family.

Jake is blown away…but an even more bizarre secret comes to light when Jake’s friend Al, owner of the local diner, enlists Jake to take over the mission that has become his obsession—to prevent the Kennedy assassination.

How?

By stepping through a portal in the diner’s storeroom, and into the era of Ike and Elvis, of big American cars, sock hops, and cigarette smoke… Finding himself in warmhearted Jodie, Texas, Jake begins a new life.

But all turns in the road lead to a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald.

The course of history is about to be rewritten…and become heart-stoppingly suspenseful.

Final Thoughts

This book was recommended to me by my female coworker JB who listed it as one of her favorite books, and it is a book that she would want to have if she was stranded somewhere; and so thank you JB for recommending this book.

This book is possibly the longest book that I have read so far, it is possibly the most detailed book that I have read, it is the first Stephen King book that I have read, it is the first fiction book that I have read this year, it is the 5th book that I have read this year, it is the best fiction book that I have read this year, and I agree with JB about it being a good book to read if you were stranded somewhere.

This was a good book but I do think that it could have been / should have been shorter, I think that would make it more accessible, and I think that the book would have been better if it were shorter; but honestly it would probably be better if there were two versions of it, the original version, and a shorter version.

This book definitely surprised me and it had me curious about what would happen next, and I was able to visualize the story in more detail while reading it thanks to all the details and how well-written it is.

I now look forward to watching the miniseries 11.22.63 to see how well they brought this book to life in visual form.

The end,

-John Jr

Time Travel Messing Up The Future

Dream 1

This dream is unclear, at the end of the dream I was possibly in a small wooden church-like building with some other people when maybe a cult-like group burst in with weapons, and they took us hostage.

This cult-like group seemed a bit crazy, I was called out by them, and they planned to maybe kill me slowly through torture or whatever because one of their members (possibly even the leader) recognized me.

Struggling To Defeat A Snake | Time Traveling Into A False Awakening Dream

Source: Wikimedia Commons

Dream 1

The end of this dream took place outside during the day but it was possibly slightly gray but I can not remember and I was with maybe a younger version of two of my brothers, at least one other adult, and maybe several other people.

We had shields and machetes, and we were walking outside near a lake in a somewhat open wilderness when we got attacked by a snake that was tan and one or more other colors (maybe a somewhat reddish color).

The snake was smart and sneaky, it would attack, hide, and then ambush and repeat.

Me and the other adult tried to prepare the younger members of our group by quickly teaching them to block with their shields, watch their surroundings, counter attack, and defend.

The snake would hide in bushes, grass, holes, the water, et cetera.

Before we could finish teaching the others the snake ambushed us from the water, a young member of the group went to block the attack, we thought that the snake had missed him but somehow its fangs had tipped him and slightly cut him so some poison got into his body.

The boy started to have a seizure so we had to inject him with antivenom immediately, somehow the boy was now Sasuke Uchiha, the group was now made up of some of the young main character shinobi (ninja) from the anime television show Naruto, and Kakashi Hatake and one or two other adult shinobi (ninja) had to arrive to help them defeat the snake.

This changed in the dream without me noticing so I was probably not even part of the group anymore, the young shinobi seemed to still be in training, but I was surprised to see them struggling against a normal snake like this.

Sasuke almost died and they were struggling against a normal snake when they have survived giant snakes before, this oddity was also noticed by a male voice and other dream character that I heard who had a video going (maybe a live stream) where he was pointing this out and making fun of the shinobi struggling against one normal snake, and he reminded me of It’sAGundam and PlagueOfGripes.

This snake was so good at guerrilla tactics that Kakashi had to use his sharingan eye to find the snake, and then they were finally able to kill it.

The male dream character who was making fun of them in a video that I was somehow hearing / maybe partly seeing continued to make fun of them, but that is all that I can remember of this dream.

Dream 2

I just woke up from this dream that I had after taking a nap after jogging and reading some of the book 11/22/63 after work.

My memory of the very end of this dream is unclear, it partly involved me or George Amberson (Jake Epping) reaching the portal which he or I used to return back to the future from the past, and somehow this connected with not only time travel but me waking up from a dream into another dream that I possibly thought was the real world so it was probably a false awakening dream at this point.

The transition from a portal from the past back to the future into a dream within a dream that was a false awakening dream was very disorienting, I stepped out during a gray day into what looked like a fictional version of the area near where my uncle WC’s house should be, but someone else was living there.

Outside laying on something on the ground were several young adults with light-color skin, the youngest was a girl with long yellow hair who possibly spoke English with a rough immature bratty annoying British / English accent of some kind who slightly reminded me of an annoying version of the character Dutch Velders from the television show The Strain, and the oldest was a young woman who possibly had the same hair color or darker and probably shorter who was probably the older sister.

There was a young man with them, I was possibly younger again, and I remember talking with them.

I was trying to make sense of things, I probably told them about how I had just returned from the past back to the future and I told them about my now forgotten dreams, and I was not exactly sure if the time travel was real or if it was part of a dream but I felt and probably told them that I thought that it was real even though it sounds unbelievable.

During this the youngest female was being annoying and was possibly watching something pornographic, and she possibly even started trying to flirt with me and seduce me and touch me but I kept stopping her to her annoyance.

The oldest female did not exactly believe me but was trying to keep an open mind so she kept asking me questions to test if what I thought was true and real was correct or not, I started to slowly remember something, and I felt that the oldest female looked familiar like she had been in one or my dreams or something.

I kept trying to remember, and maybe eventually I remembered enough of a forgotten dream or whatever that got her to believe me and to maybe believe the time travel part.

Through this a bit of a connection seemed to have formed between us, and the dream jumped in time to the future where we were older and we seemed to be dating or married.

We were in a bed on the right side of strange semi-bedroom that felt a bit like a nice garage or something that was connected to the house of this yard that was converted into a bedroom or something, you could somewhat feel and hear the outside or something, but I can not remember.

This time jump was also a bit disorienting, I recognized that a time jump had happened, and I noticed some of the changes as I tried to adjust.

We were possibly cuddling / making out and about to have sex when her younger sister ran into the room and interrupted us complaining about something, she was an adult too now, but she was still annoying and bratty and ungrateful and immature et cetera; and she had a bed on the other side of the room.

She was wearing a knit hat and her hair was still long, we had a verbal back and forth with her, and she jumped on her bed in anger still being annoying.

She did not seem to work or anything so we were probably taking care of her like she was still a child or something, and she seemed to only care about having fun and doing what she wants (which probably included acting like a pornographic actress, doing drugs, being lazy, using electronics et cetera).

But that is all that I can remember of this dream.

The end,

-John Jr

 

The Oswald Family And George Amberson (Jake Epping)

Source: Wikimedia Commons

This dream was once again inspired by me reading some of the book 11/22/63 before going to sleep.

The dream mostly followed Lee Harvey Oswald, Marina Oswald, and George Amberson (Jake Epping).

Lee Oswald was focused on the most as the dream followed some of his life, thoughts, concerns, daydreams, et cetera.

Marina Oswald was possibly the second most focused on dream character, and George (Jake) was the third most focused on character of the dream and he was still spying on the Oswald family.

I possibly had my own thoughts et cetera during the dream, but I got awakened by an alarm.

The end,

-John Jr

%d bloggers like this: