‘Watch,’ he said, pressing his hand against the oak.  His fingernails changed colour slowly to moss-green; his hand absorbed the texture of the solid bark, transforming into a stunted branch of the tree; gnarled, knotted, living tree… It began as a students’ game.  A harmless attempt to control their dreams.  But they stayed too long on Dreamside and now the dreams have returned; dreams summoned by forces beyond their control and powerful enough to threaten their sanity. Cover art by David Bergen.