Los Angeles / Gallery Assistant

Working from home

Painter. 23 years old. Currently stuck making an excessive amount of playlists.


I kept having anxiety dreams about being pregnant. In this dream I actually carry the baby to full term, the whole time freaking out about what my conservative family might say about my pregnancy out of wedlock. I go into labor and give birth to the baby. And you know how sometimes in your dreams things don't look the way they're supposed to but in your mind you still know its the object/person that its intended to be? My baby gets brought out in a takeout container. Its a coffee cake. I keep freaking out about what I'm going to do with my new unplanned child when I notice a note stuck to the lid of the container telling me to meet "him" at the hospital parking lot in an hour, and he'll help "take care" of the baby. Just then, my family barges in and starts celebrating the birth of their grandchild. The baby and I are brought home — baby goes in the fridge. Our relatives come over for the celebration. We eat the coffee cake to celebrate.

© Neptune and Manisha Anjali

© Neptune and Manisha Anjali