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Challenge [flash 148]

Dream lover

The knocking woke her from a hazy dream about summer fun… turquoise waves and soft warm sand and being held in loving arms…

Oh, it wasn’t the door—a torrential hail storm had begun. When she peeked out the window, she spied clumps of ice littering the garden. Her poor tomato plants huddled together in a sad droopy mess. At least they had each other, she thought.

As she put water in the kettle, she knew it would be a challenge to forget the fantasy of him and get on with a new life. She couldn’t control her dreams, but she was in charge of her waking hours. She remembered reading that completing small, mundane tasks would help the healing process and get things back on track. She vowed to start today.

First on the list was cleaning the freezer and disposing of his body. It was time.

~*~

Written for MLM’s Tale Weaver 302.

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Word Play [flash 97]

Scrabble

“Fifty points, ha!” Emma chortled exuberantly.

Qi?” Trevor said. “That’s not a word.”

Emma pushed the Scrabble dictionary at him. “Is too. Look it up. But if you lose the challenge, you lose your turn.”

“Fine, take your points,” Trevor huffed. “But I’m googling it anyway. Oh geez, Chinese life force, usually spelled c-h-i. No wonder I didn’t know it. That’s not a normal English word.”

“Trev, you can’t cling forever to your old-fashioned ideas of what’s normal. Qi is a perfectly cromulent word.”

Trev rolled his eyes and played “bitch,” but it was worth only 12 points.

~*~

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Universe [flash 124]

Planet balloons

I thought she was my whole world, but I was wrong. She was my universe, and when she left, she took it all with her. Stars, planets, moons, rainbows… they’ve disappeared. I watched her depart with everything as if it meant nothing. She held it all as lightly as balloons on a string, with her blue summer dress floating around her pale skin like a cloud. I sit in the dark now, cloaked with the heaviness of loss, and people come and go with endless casseroles. I don’t speak for fear of blurting out my secret; it grows relentlessly larger and will soon consume me. On that day I shall emerge from this cave and join her, and we will share the universe again.

~*~

Written for Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge 92.

Image credit Jordan_Singh at Pixabay.com.

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Tranquil [3LT]

Her beauty serene, she drifts in a dream, in the tranquil sea of grey-blue-green.

Oblivious to the struggles all around, she paddles on, night and dawn, with nothing bringing her down.

While the fighters fight and the plotters plot, she lightly dips her head and brings up a fish she caught.

~*~

Written for Three Line Tales 250.

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Utopia’s Sunrise [LTTP]

Beautiful sunrise

The dream of utopia beckoned to me and I succumbed to its shining promise. I walked into the morning mist as music filled the stillness. An amazing future unfolded when your words painted a picture of forever bliss. And then the scene ended, they broke down the set, and I handed ‘round the coffees.

~*~

Written for Lynn’s Picture Prompt 21.

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Blackbird Moon [TLT]

Blackbird moon

They say it comes every seventh June in the shadows of the blackbird moon.

But I was lucky to escape the family curse and you will see no madness from me on these fateful dates.

So, I don’t know what happened, but he was dead when I got here, officer.

~*~

Written for Three Line Tales 249.

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Seasonal Promise [fiction 100]

Lonely autumn picnic table

Our love began in the winter, when snow frosted the trees. We pretended the table was a ship on high seas. Spring celebrated our hearts with sweet blooms all around, and we laughed as we picnicked on the grassy green ground. In midsummer I was forced to spend time away, yet you swore that you loved me more every day. Now it’s gone autumn and the air holds a chill, but I’m here at our place; I wait for you still. I know you can’t see me, but I can see you, in the arms of another, your promise untrue.

~*~

Written for 100 Word Wednesday #172.

Image from Bikurgurl.

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HallChall25: Forest

Forest

One fall night a year, the forest fills with creeping fog. Hidden are the cats and silent go the dogs. Strange creatures venture forth to cavort among the trees, and we’re told to keep away from these eerie mysteries. Foxes, rabbits, deer, and owls know to stay close to ground while these odd forms swirl around. Tonight my curiosity compels me to take a peek, just for a minute… I’ll be brief…

~*~

Written for Tourmaline’s Challenge.

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Angels [TLT]

Blonde woman white horse

I met them in a dream, the blonde woman with a white horse, and their impossible, ethereal beauty stayed with me of course.

Traveling the world, I kept them in mind, as I searched every exotic locale I could find.

When I returned, they were waiting for me, these angels from the stars, near my own apple tree.

~*~

Written for Three Line Tales 247.

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Lunch? [flash 150]

Tigers

“Do you see what I see, honey?” Tanya said to her mate. “A fresh delicious meal right there.”

“Mmm!” Claus growled. “I could devour the entire herd. Luscious juicy flesh, crunchy meaty bones, and lovely bloody guts!”

Tanya nuzzled him. “You certainly paint a vivid picture! Go get one and alleviate our hunger.”

“Me?” Claus stepped back. “You go get one. I need to see a man about a horse. Anyway, it’s written that the wife gets the food. I do the important guard stuff.”

Tanya rolled her eyes. “Guard against what? We’re the top predators here.”

“A snake!” Claus yelled. “RAWR RAWR!”

“Where?” Tanya swatted him. “There’s no snake, you lazy bum. And your silly rawring scared away all the antelopes.”

The tigers stared out at the empty plain.

“Oh well. I guess it’s leftover ostrich salad again,” Claus sighed. “Maybe tomorrow we can hunt together.”

“Maybe,” Tanya said.

~*~

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