I got this idea of you

Bedtime Stories: tales to take you into the night. I got this idea of you by Josephine Scicluna.

Where does our imagination go as we yearn for sleep to take us?

Josephine says ‘I am interested in that space before we go to sleep – how the mind becomes more active when we hit the pillow. In this tale the dreamer’s thoughts start happy enough, but then dark thoughts takes hold and she starts imagining her lover leaving her. But like running into your parents’ bed after a bad dream, the lover’s voice here reassures her and tries to arrest her thoughts. I think even as adults we need that – someone to tell us everything will be okay so we can drop off to sleep – even though we know it isn’t necessarily going to be.’

Credits

I got this idea of you was written and read by Josephine Scicluna.

Music by Dale Gorfinkel.

Sound design and audio production by John Jacobs.

From the Bedtime Stories series produced for the ABC Creative Audio Unit and Soundproof.

Image: Float revisited by Charlotte Godfrey under a Creative Commons 2.0 attribution licence.

Author Bio

Josephine Scicluna is a poet, fiction writer and spoken word performer who collaborates with musicians, sound artists and playwrights. She is on the committee of PEN Melbourne, an organization dedicated to the art of writing and freedom of expression. She lectures in Professional and Creative Writing at Deakin University.

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