"Nature Queen" (by Courtney Brooke Hall)
Dreamed I was on a bus ride with several folks from a local church? youth group?
Not certain on this point. They were a prim and buttoned up bunch, whoever they were. We stopped for a picnic, but only certain sections of the bus were allowed to disembark. Somehow after I got off the bus, I spent several hours wandering happily lost in the woods and before you know it, I had completely missed meal time.
I saw that it was 4 o’clock, and I knew we were leaving at 5, so I found the bus and settled into my seat for a nap on the return trip. I slept through my stop and got off at the next stop. Only then did I realize I left my bag behind on my seat. I found a local trolley and hoped to catch up with the bus, however once we got going, I noticed we were headed in the opposite direction. It dropped me off downtown and I began the journey home on foot.