November 28th, 1979
Watching the evening news on television has become a household habit in the past few weeks. The Iranian takeover of the US embassy in Tehran and holding of American hostages has dominated news broadcasts. The threats to the hostages, the hostility of the Iranian people toward the US, the unspoken possibility of war (Carter has suggested that “military intervention” is not out of the question– all has created a tension, an excitement. Indignation seems to be a general response. There are already inflammatory songs on the radio. America is itching for a fight.
The premise of this short story is that there is a synthesis between the inner world of dreams, fantasies, imagination and the outer world of objective reality that is necessary for artistic expression– and perhaps help.
You have not done this yet; you have only provided a superficial juxtaposition of reality and fantasy, but have made no comment on its relationship, its meaning.