Dream in which I investigate the source of a strange smell in my hotel bathroom. Then I see it: a squirming caterpillar is hanging from the inside rim of the trashcan. I back away. This is no caterpillar. It's the khaki snout of a sharp-toothed alligator that has come up from the sewers through a pipe, and is slowly inching its way out.
The alligator's head is out now. It has ears like a pig though, which is confusing for a time until I realize it was a pig all along. I had bought a shrinkwrapped pig at the gas station the night before but hadn't eaten it, just threw it away in my bathroom trashcan. Through some freak accident they hadn't killed the pig at the slaughterhouse. Now it was fully revived and squealing in my bathroom, suspended in midair by puppet strings.Posted by Alan at April 14, 2006 12:29 PM