The Living Room
He meets and falls in love with Claire, a children’s palliative care nurse. With her help, he opens his home and heart to comfort young patients in their final days. As Claire tends to the children in a beautiful glassed-in room overlooking the sea, Daniel prays for miracles. Just when his prayers are answered, a mysterious illness strikes him down and relentlessly drains away his life. With no hope for a cure, Daniel holds fast to a deep secret that he can never reveal. And now, he needs a miracle of his own.
Late on night back in July 2002, I fell asleep and had a dream. It was unlike
any dream I had before or since. It was like watching an extended movie, and it
ended with instructions for me in the rolling credits. I awoke in shock and
glanced at the clock next to my bed, only to discover what seemed like hours of
sleep had only been a few minutes. I got up, sat at my desk, and spent the rest
of the night writing everything down. Never having written anything before, I
took the next few weeks to follow the instructions from the dream – share the
story in a novel. After a few months of being inspired by the story, but at the
same time feeling overwhelmed with the project, I put it away. However, I
couldn’t forget it. Now, after more than nine years of struggling with the
process and battling against my own self-doubt, I’m ready to share the story.
“The Living Room” was my dream. Bill Rolfe