"Last night I Chuang Tzu dreamt I was a butterfly; But how do I know that today I am not a butterfly, Dreaming I am Chuang Tzu?"
Well, someone told me the answer. So now I'll tell you.
Dreams and stories have beginnings and endings.
Reality has no beginning and no end.
Use this to distinguish dreams from reality.
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"Fiction writing is great. You can make up almost anything."
> > > -- Ivana Trump, upon finishing her first novel