https://rochellewisoff.com/2017/12/13/15-december-2017/Thank you Rochelle for hosting Friday Fictioneers and choosing the photo, courtesy of Sandra Crook.
Here’s where the image led me –
My dream is : I stroll along my best Boulevard in Vienna, passing the pavement cafes, clusters of people at round tables. Breathe in the aroma of vanilla, inhale the joy of being here.
I’m drawn to our park, its globe street light casting a glow onto our bench. I’m warmed by the hope of meeting you again. It’s how I want things to be.
“Your Captain speaking. We are landing in Vienna in twenty minutes, temperature 16C, local time midday. Please ensure you take all your personal belongings with you, including your dreams .”
December 17, 2017 at 8:18 pm
Oh I feel that maybe dreams can come true… just follow them
December 18, 2017 at 2:11 pm
I agree – why not follow dreams.
December 16, 2017 at 5:35 pm
Haha loved that last line. I’ve never been to Vienna but feel I have/maybe now. Nice one. So hopeful.
December 17, 2017 at 10:39 am
Glad you liked the last line -and felt a sense of Vienna. I wanted it to be hopeful – young love I guess.
December 16, 2017 at 3:23 pm
I have a dream of seeing Venice someday. Love the Captain’s reminder.
December 16, 2017 at 4:47 pm
Thanks for your comment – I could so imagine the captain’s reminder happening ! Hope you achieve your dream.
December 15, 2017 at 4:04 pm
I love the idea of the Captain reminding passengers to take their dreams with them! We should always carry our dreams.
December 16, 2017 at 4:49 pm
I agree with you – about carrying our dreams with us. Guess that keeps our dreams alive rather than in a box on a shelf somewhere ?
December 15, 2017 at 11:15 am
Delightful, and for me, timely too as I’ve just booked myself a trip to Vienna!
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December 16, 2017 at 4:50 pm
Glad you like the story- and what a coincidence that you are going to Vienna. Enjoy !
December 15, 2017 at 6:27 am
Wow! I would look forward to reading more of your stories because they take me to places I have never been to . Last to last week, I was in Ireland and now in Vienna. Thanks so much for showing me around the countries of Europe.
I love your protagonist, I love that she hopes and dreams and believes.
December 16, 2017 at 4:53 pm
Thank you – glad to be part of your virtual ‘sightseeing’. And that you’re drawn to the tale teller’s hopes and dreams.
December 15, 2017 at 4:39 am
Lovely to have dreams and memories.
December 15, 2017 at 12:22 am
I smelled Vienna. Thank you
December 16, 2017 at 4:54 pm
Great, I’m so pleased !
December 14, 2017 at 10:51 pm
Lovely story, full of anticipation and hope. I particularly loved, “Breathe in the aroma of vanilla, inhale the joy of being here.” Great sentence.
December 16, 2017 at 4:57 pm
Thank you Rochelle. Glad you loved that sentence – sometimes ideas just come to me of their own volition.
December 14, 2017 at 9:46 pm
I hope her dreams come true!
December 16, 2017 at 4:57 pm
Yes, so do I.
December 14, 2017 at 9:12 pm
Loved this! Memories!
December 16, 2017 at 4:58 pm
Thank you – yes, the power of memories indeed.
December 14, 2017 at 8:59 pm
I enjoyed reading that and I hope her dreams comes true.
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Travel, Fiction and Photos
December 16, 2017 at 4:59 pm
Glad you enjoyed the story – I also hope her dreams come true.