Keep your heart light
Turn your thoughts to the good and right
Think of me on your darkest days
Remember all the things I used to say
Though the fires keep burning high
Look to me, I’ll be your sky
When you feel like you could scream
Ask me if this is just a dream
It will be but a memory
When morning’s light shines merrily
So keep your eyes bright
Keep you heart light
Trust me, it will be all right
Little one, there’s no need to cry
Look to me, it’s just a dream
I will be your sky
The mother missing her children helps the child missing his mother, and begins to discover common links tying them together. Josephina begins to keep record everything she discovers--in between running from monsters and soulless shadows reaching out to steal the color and joy from the world.
Meanwhile, Raven wanders the same streets. With her dark, gothic look, she finds it easier to blend in, and stay unnoticed by the wandering shadows. She has no memory either, of how she ended up here, or how much time has passed. But unlike Josephina and Benny, she has nothing to go back home to.
Raven's world becomes less of a nightmare when she meets Bonnie, a kind and colorful woman running from the same shadows. She shows Raven that maybe they aren't as trapped as they think. Even if they can't escape their surroundings, maybe they can alter then. After all, everything around them seems like a bad dream, and even the worst nightmares don't seem so scary once you're lucid. Bonnie is the only other human face she's seen, but is she too good to be real?
The four of them come together, trying to learn what threads tie them all together, and how much they can change their situation. Josephina organizes everything they've learned in a book, and with her care and guidance, things begin to look up.
But Raven isn't sure she can trust this apparent turn for the better. While she used to fear being locked in this dream dimension forever, she begins to fear waking. Would she wake up safe but alone again, her three friends only an invention of her unconscious? Or is something far more sinister going on?
Josephina's Guide to Magic for Kids begins next Wednesday!