A Waking Dream – Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction

Every Wednesday we get a new picture prompt for the Friday Fictioneers, a writing challenge graciously hosted by our Fairy Blog Mother Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.

Image ©Amy Reese. Used with permission for this Friday Fictioneers Challenge only. Any other use of this image requires Amy Reese’s permission.

A Waking Dream

Milla stared at the contents of the storage compartment. This was her inheritance, all that was left of her parents’ fortune after Dad’s dodgy partner had embezzled all the money: a desk, a tiffany-style table lamp, some chairs. The lamp was lovely; she decided to keep it and sell the rest.

Her fingers traced the delicate pattern on the shade, rubbing at a dull spot. She jumped when suddenly a cloud of smoke emerged and changed into a tall man.

“Am I dreaming this? Who are you?”

“Your servant. Your wishes are my command.”

A Genie! Milla’s eyes lit up.

(100 words) “Hope is a waking dream.” ― Aristotle

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The task of the challenge is to write a story: beginning, middle, and end, in 100 words or less. You can find all the Fictioneers’ stories when you click on the Froggy. Please read, comment, and if you like, join the fun. Everyone is welcome.


57 thoughts on “A Waking Dream – Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction

        1. Yes it is, this, and characters. But I’m not very witty. I can’t tell jokes, I always mess up the punchline. Trying to deliberately write funny, except for a bit of humour in the characters and banter–wouldn’t sound natural, I don’t think.

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      1. Hi, Gabriele. I looked it up mysticinvestigations.com/genies/ and it said Jinns are immortal so ancient sorcerers and wizards from secret ancient civilizations pre-dating Mesopotamia, devised magical lamps and bottles to trap the Jinn. Anyway, that’s the story. 🙂 — Suzanne

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        1. Thank you for the link Suzanne. Interesting site. I laughed about the pre-dating Mesopotamia civilizations. Wonder how they got that information, writing only being invented later. 😉 I guess with Jinn being mythical creatures we can let our imaginations go wild.


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