Justin Dreamcatcher was born on a Tuesday afternoon in art class. He knew his name was Justin since that was the name that was written on his tag in black marker. He listened to the teacher explain what a dreamcatcher was.
“You put them near your bed and they will chase bad dreams away,” the teacher said.
Wow, he was only three minutes old and already he had a job! Justin was determined to do it well.
The boy hung him up in the window of his bedroom when he got home. All day, Justin watched for threats.
That night, the boy went to bed but Justin Dreamcatcher stayed awake.
The first dream to come along was about going on a picnic.
“Okay, I’ll let you through,” Justin said. The dream thanked him and went towards the sleeping boy. A moment later, Justin saw the boy smile.
The next dream to come along was about monsters hiding in the dark. “Get out of here!” Justin shouted.
The bad dream tried to get through but got stuck in Justin’s net.
All night, Justin kept the bad dreams away, but let in the good ones. When the sun rose, the boy woke up and yawned.
“You really worked!” he said. “I didn’t have any bad dreams last night. Thank you.”
“You’re welcome,” Justin said, although the boy did not hear him.
Justin yawned a big dreamcatcher yawn. Time for some sleep, until the night comes again.