Dec. 21: Flash Fiction Contest

December 21, 2017 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) include white flowers in your story. This is a repeat prompt, but one that has an ability to be emotive. Humor, drama, irony — go wherever the white flowers lead.
In her dreams she saw masses of white flowers in an ocean of green.
The view was unfamiliar, with islands of trees in the waters, but no bridges, roads or pathways to reach them.
She always felt a sense of loss when she awoke.
This time something was waiting for her in the sea of white flowers.
It stood and ambled towards her.
‘Jess.’ she whispered.
The dog came to her side and nuzzled her hand.
‘I knew you’d come,’ he said.
She was so happy to see her childhood pet, she didn’t think to question he could talk.

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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! We have recently lost our beloved dog 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, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. 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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25 Responses to Dec. 21: Flash Fiction Contest

  1. Oh, I love this! Beautiful. ❤

  2. Oh wow! What a sweet tale of love to lighten up Christmas. Merry Christmas 🙂

  3. A beautiful tale Di. I hope to meet up with some of my old pals and in a field of white flowers would be lovely.

  4. Michael B. Fishman says:

    Your story gave me goosebumps. (That’s a good thing!)

  5. mrmacrum says:

    Very nice. And of course our pets can talk. We can only hear them though in our dreams.

  6. Charli Mills says:

    Such a beautiful story and I love the greeting!

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