Adam was a dreamer, until the night all his dreams came true.
Included in the collection Dark on the Mountain
Adam Brandt had dreams. He couldn't remember being a boy, so he figured he must be an old man, but he wet his sheets at night like a wee child. He would wake screaming and confused and his ancient Mamaw would come and comfort him, hold his head in her lap and worry out loud about the day soon coming when Adam would be in the cruel and greedy world without her to watch over him. Adam knew Mamaw wasn't really his mama, but she was all he had. Mamaw said his mama had been pretty as a sunrise and too pure to stay in a world in love with darkness. That was all he knew about her.