Do you feel like your dreams link into your short stories in one way or another?
Yeah I’m doing it quite deliberately now so they are inspired by a fragment that somebody said to me and then I got interested in the idea of writing short stories based on somebody else’s dream. Even if that dream is kind of dull about the launderette. So I use that as a subconscious kind of inspiration. Like a little scrap of something bigger.
But did that originally start with you and your own dreams?
Yes it started with my own dream because I kind of wanted to make sense of the house dream I’m having and I did actually and various other things that have come through my dreams I’ve written about it.
But now I’m more interested in other people’s dreams. I think it’s a generous thing if you let someone use your dreams for material for use of something. It’s quite an interesting exchange for something.