yeah, sometimes they don’t come back right away. Maybe expanding it during your awake time will feed the dreams for the not-awake time.
It’s a great story and I look forward to more from it, whether it comes from dreams or free-writing.
Although even if it doesn’t – even if this is how the dream stays now and forever, it is a complete story and needs no more. Setting the stage is enough for the imagination to take over and I’ve already imagined what it might be like being a part of that society. You painted a marvelous picture of it.