The Dream Industry
By Luz Calix
On Dream Jobs, we finally got the chance to interview a few employees from The Dream Industry and the owner of the company himself! They had no idea this was part of a larger series! Inspired by NBC’s “The Office.”
Today on Dream Jobs, we finally got the chance to interview a few employees from The Dream Industry and the owner of the company himself! Each interview was conducted separately and their answers weren’t shared until after. They had no idea this was part of a larger series!
How is working at The Dream Industry? It must be fun.
Mikey: Working at The Dream Industry is a literal dream! Ha, see what I did there? As the boss or the big guy—ha—you know I try to make it fun as I possibly can. We do roast battles all the time and are so close that some people mistake us for a family.
Mai: Uhh well it’s certainly not boring. I mean, Mikey is… quite the character—he surprises us with something new everyday. He asked me where Zuko was the other day. You know, from Avatar—it was cute I guess.
Blue: Not that great. Our boss Mikey just comes up to us sometimes and insults us. My name isn’t even Blue; it’s Jerry, but Mikey thought I looked like Blue’s Clues and it just stuck. Also there’s no training whatsoever so trying to figure out how to take the concept of dreams into reality for people is *bleep*.
How does one create dreams? Or more specifically, how does the whole process work?
Mikey: Well, let me say that it brings literal tears to my eyes when I see the process done. In more detail, we see these ideas as little babies and we nurture them into something so beautiful and majestic like a prince or princess. We raise your wishes to be your realities; it is the Dream Industry motto.
Mai: My favorite part of the dream industry is Cranium L.E.D Outlet Um Device a.k.a. the cloud. Yeah, Mikey liked the idea of having an acronym but… I think you can figure out what happened. From the sky they connect to your nervous system, so we can pick out the ideas from the part of your brain and with that we send them to the Dream Mainframe where they digitize and create the scenarios before sending them back to the brain. Then ta-da! Dreams are made.
Blue: I don’t know, I just press a button and a light pops up and boom, dreams.
What kind of dreams do you often see?
Mikey: Beautiful dreams. We don’t allow ourselves to give nightmares but sometimes it depends on the person you know? For example, froliking through a meadow of blooming flowers. For the girls and the gays we even have Harry Styles in a dress waiting with open arms. It was so beautiful… I mean from what I can tell.
Mai: Normal dreams of any kind. I mean, I see a lot of people who want to live in fictional worlds of all kinds which is cool. Most either want to be a villain or the hero. Some surprise me when they just want to sit on the sidelines, but it’s really fun to create.
Blue: Oh my god don’t get me wrong, some dreams are totally epic—like last time, I saw the whole anime fight scene which, let me tell you, needs to be animated now but some are just weird… Like who wants to swim in a glass of milkshake? I don’t get it. Once Mikey got his dream cloud uploaded to the mainframe and it was him running in a field of sunflowers into Harry Styles’ arms. It was hilarious and also disturbing.
Can you tell us more about the three weeks that The Dream Industry shut down?
Mikey: We can’t disclose any information regarding the incident in respect to our clients and our employees.
Mai: Uh well I can’t really say anything because I don’t want to get fired. And you know the umm, respect for our clients, yeah.
Blue: *Bleep* yeah! So let me tell you Mikey, being Mikey, wanted to send a movie scene that he created to us all at the same time while we were awake. But he spilled his papaya smoothie all over the mainframe and it electrocuted the *bleep* out of him. It was hilarious and we saw it all since he was still connected and sharing it with us. But yeah he messed up the mainframe it blew up and luckily no one died. It’s one of the reasons there’s a sign outside that says “No drinks inside or else!”
Well that’s all for today. Is there anything else you might want to add?
Mikey: The Dream Industry will always provide the best service to our clients—we love and care for you all!
Mai: Go The Dream Industry!
Blue: Can we maybe not share my name or keep all this off the record?
SURE! (That was a lie.)
After we wrapped up we were unfortunately informed that Blue was fired so good luck on the job search Blue; we at “News No One Wants Daily” are rooting for you!
This story came to be by brainstorming random ideas with a few friends. The ideas were bounced back and forth and as weird as they were I wrote them down. I had no idea where or how I could turn those ideas into a story until I saw a few clips of “The Office” online and then the idea struck me and I couldn’t stop writing.
Luz M. Calix is currently a freshman in college in the Bronx, NY, She has a passion for creative writing and poetry and creating stories for others to enjoy. She is currently a mentee in the Writing Works program and looking forward to growing as a student throughout her first year of college.