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Through a Dream

Student: Anastasia Frygina

Supervisor: Maya A. Kucherskaya

Faculty: Faculty of Humanities

Educational Programme: Creative Writing (Master)

Year of Graduation: 2019

People fall asleep, stretching themselves in the circles of everyday life, giving them personal power, lose their keen perception and stop seeing miracles, forget and stop believing in them, but miracles (it is common knowledge) happen only to those who believe in them. You can stretch and touch the boy's shoulder from the other corner of the class, you can whisper a word to a friend, and he will hear it, falling asleep, you can cover up with a gray cloak and merge with the asphalt, you can twist the pain in a tight knot and push it out of your head, you can move a pebble injured your knee in childhood and, waking up, palm over smooth skin, on which there is no old scar. You can, but only if you believe, or rather, without reflections, you know it is possible. "Through a dream" is a storybook in the genre of magical realism, all the available "magic" here is nothing but simple luck, chance, coincidence, and of course self-conviction, a placebo effect, or not? I want to help you get lost, confused and fleetingly believe.

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