It was all a dream! Not.
Many, many moons ago, I wrote a story that ended with the realization that it was all a dream. Yes, it was that trite. As I said, it was a long time ago; I hadn’t learned any better.
Fortunately, the response I received from that story taught me that lesson.*
There are, however, ways to use dreams effectively — as a certain incubus knows — and I believe today’s writing may be an example.
* ‘Fortunately’ in hindsight, obviously. The embarrassment at the time was pretty significant.