Writing Prompt #211 “Stories By 5”

Oh I love these! The combinations are endless!


A recurring dream
Leaves rustling

Katerina PlotnikovaIt was always the same, and yet different.
Xara felt no threat, just a sense of waiting, but each time the dream came to her, it seemed to be toying with her subconsciousness, teasing her to the threshold of another chapter, only for her to awaken baffled as she tried to fathom out what it all meant.
Her head hurt and she was growing increasingly tired, having only had the dream periodically before, but now it was presenting itself every night, each time a little longer, giving her an extra glimpse of………….. what exactly?

The fragrance from the lavender bush outside her window calmed her, subtly clearing her head without diminishing the latest images of her dream.
Drifting into the cocoon of sleep, she heard a rustling in the leaves and turned to see who was approaching.
She was suddenly awake again, yet had only been asleep for a few minutes.
She reached for the painkillers alongside her, and downed two with some water.
‘I must sleep tonight,’ she thought. ‘I can’t go on like this.’
Maybe tonight she would find an answer.

The wood was quiet, as it always was.
She was comfortable and unafraid, as she always was.
The root of the dead tree that enveloped her provided protection from the wind, as it always did.
She could still smell the lavender and relaxed, as she always did.
The leaves rustled, as they had previously.
And He was there.
Taking her hand, he pulled her to her feet.
Smiling, he kissed her cheek. It was cold.
‘I’m Xan. I’ve been waiting for you and it’s time to come to me now.’


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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2 Responses to Writing Prompt #211 “Stories By 5”

  1. I am so glad you liked the challenge feel free to write in any combo you want =) I love dreams and dreaming and recurring dreams are always such a source of fascination. Love that you used the photo as well and the ending was wonderful!

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