This is ... it leaves me almost speechless. I think you coast dead-on (pun intended) into Patrick's mind, not to mention the concept of time and direction. The reverse volcano is a terrific hint at what's to come. I won't write much more due to *spoilers* but I wish I could fav it more than once. Thank you.
I keep meaning to make a good go at your gallery. I'm just generally at work when I sit down for long at a computer. *sigh* But soon, very soon, I shall find me some keepers amongst your dementations. <--by the by, I make up words often.