March 22: Flash Fiction Challenge

March 22, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story using the theme “follow your dreams.” Bonus points for throwing a badge into the tale. Go where the prompt leads.

He heard them calling.
They invaded his waking thoughts, tormented him as he slept.
Follow us, follow us.
He didn’t understand, couldn’t fathom what he was supposed to do, where he was supposed to go.
Come to us, come to us.
He tried to question them, ask them how, when and why.
You will know, you will know.
Then he met her.
She too had heard the calling to follow.
He had been in her dreams, was her dream.
Their ideas intertwined and enhanced each individual thought.
They recognised their destiny as each other, and together became their dream.


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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7 Responses to March 22: Flash Fiction Challenge

  1. Charli Mills says:

    What a wonderful, surreal flash, Di! You build the tension with the calls and intertwining the fate of the two.

  2. Beautiful. Made me think of a book The Alchemist. A philosophical take.

  3. A truly epic tale.

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