(100-word flash fiction)
Happy as a lark he is, going about his dream-catcher’s job. Capturing dreams that people gave up, and safeguarding them until they wished to rekindle their dream, when he would give it back.
His is the dream job but secretly he sometimes wished people didn’t give up so easily on their dreams.
Today, he almost quit.
This dream had floated up, light-blue and translucent, all dolphin playfulness, gamboling like a frisky puppy, making him give chase until, laughing, he caught it. And then, dream and he, tripped and fell. And it broke.
An orphan’s dream it was, to be adopted.
A little whimsy and a tad sad after a not-too-good day. Thanks Rochelle for keeping us on track with working out our fiction-writing muscles 🙂 Lovely photo, I wonder if Jean made it himself / herself.
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Love this, JJ, clever and light, then a vicious blow to finish.
Thanks a lot CE 🙂
I’m sure the kid will dream that one again
I wish so too. I hope he holds on to it.
What a lovely idea, and so elegantly written!
Thanks a lot, Matthew.
Such a touching story. The last line is a sucker punch to the gut, though. Well done.
Thanks a lot, Rochelle. Some dreams are too precious to be dropped.
Beautifully done, JJ!
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Thank, Susan 🙂
Lovely and melancholy. Well done.
Thanks Iain 🙂
I love the personification of the dream catcher. I hope this dreamer finds a way to dream again.
Thanks 🙂 I am sure he will.
Beauty and melancholy all rolled into one. Nice one Joy.
Thanks a lot Keith 🙂
I hope the dream comes back and becomes reality. Great take on the prompt.
I am sure it will. Thanks Gabriella.
Whimsical was the right description. Very poignant.
Thanks Sandra 🙂
Beautiful and heartbreaking. I do believe, however, that there is such a thing as dream-tape. It glues back broken ones, and makes them better and stronger than before …
Oh! Bless your heart Na’ama. I am sure there’s plenty of dream-tape. ♥♥♥ Thank you !
🙂 Yeah, I think they sell it on amazon .. 😉
Really? Or are you pulling my leg?
LOL! I didn’t check. I was joking … but … being Amazon, they just might … 😉
Poor kid 😦 You wove a tale of many emotions very well, Jolly.
Thanks a lot, Lisa 🙂
You are welcome.
i guess nobody’s perfect. 🙂
Loved the concept! A lot to explore.
The moral is simple; never let go of your dreams. Nice story.
Oh no, all light and fluffy until the end. Fun concept!
Thanks a lot 🙂
Good story with an interesting take on the prompt. Enjoyed it.
Thank you Bill 🙂
Lovely story, JJ. A bit of whimsy mixed in with reality at the end.
Be Safe … Isadora 😎
Thanks a lot, Isadora 🙂
Dreamy and whimsical is just fine. Very touching story.
Thanks a lot Linda 🙂
Whimsical and dark. I like that. This is a really good and interesting take. I hope your days have been much better, too good even, since.
Clever plotting, and I like that phrase “dream job.”
Thank you Paula. I can imagine dream-catching and safe-guarding would be a ‘dream job’. Thanks for reading.
Oh, my, so touching. Not easy to forget this story.
Thank you very much Eugenia
A powerful piece, full of emotion.
Thanks Mike 🙂