And there were dead otters floating on the surface.
On the Jungian model houses in dreams represent the psyche. If you go down into the basement you're digging into the subconscious. By the same spatial analogy, I guess the attic has to represent the higher reaches of the mind (whatever that means.)
So my higher self if full of this ghastly stuff. I've neglected it and now it's dying.
I think my novels may be indicated. There they are- all four of them- sitting on the hard drive going nowhere. It's been a year and more since I last approached an agent.
I guess I know what I have to do...