Thanks to dear Rochelle for hosting Friday Fictioneers and to Na’mama Yehuda for the photo
I woke from a dream, in which I wake up in a small locked room, puzzled – how did I end up here ? There’s a desk and pencil and paper. I write down, ‘let me out of this room’.
Above is a small open window. An iridescent purple dragon appears at the window and invites me onto its back, we fly past the small window, soaring up into the twinkling night sky of an unknown. I’m lost, it’s not my city. The air chills so I huddle closer to the dragon’s cold neck and yearn for the familiarity and warmth of the little locked room.
The dragon says nothing.
January 6, 2021 at 3:43 am
A fantasy of the innocent.
January 6, 2021 at 12:11 am
A story could be developed from this
January 4, 2021 at 5:26 am
That is a dream rich for mining information from. Some say dreams are messages from home.
January 4, 2021 at 12:19 pm
Thanks Jade, appreciate your comment.Something to go away an ponder.
January 4, 2021 at 6:48 pm
You’re welcome, WWM.
January 4, 2021 at 1:35 am
Wonderfully done, Francine! I was talking to someone recently who argued about something having taken place for real only to realise it was but a dream… Talk about vivid!
January 3, 2021 at 11:09 pm
Loved this story! Sometimes the world of the imagination is the only escape — and danger.
January 3, 2021 at 4:39 pm
A strange dream indeed.
January 3, 2021 at 5:30 pm
Thanks for your comment Liz.
January 3, 2021 at 3:24 pm
Better off in the room or lost on the dragon’s back? Only time will tell. A nice metaphorical (to my mind) story 🙂
January 3, 2021 at 5:31 pm
Thanks Ali, glad you liked the story. Think you’re right about the metaphor element.
January 3, 2021 at 1:12 pm
Love the imagery of this story. I feel like I was there. Well told.
January 3, 2021 at 3:23 pm
So pleased you liked the story. Dreams are intriguing don’t you think ?
January 2, 2021 at 2:49 pm
Now that’s one vivid dream. Imaginative and enchanting.
Shalom and happy new year,
January 3, 2021 at 3:26 pm
Thank you Rochelle, I’m glad you liked the story. Dreams can be so vivid I find. Happy New Year to you and your family
January 1, 2021 at 11:15 pm
A somewhat troubling story, I feel.
I find it difficult to tell if it’s a dream within a dream, or something more.
This pleases me quite a lot!
January 3, 2021 at 5:37 pm
Thanks Ceayr – glad you liked the story, and that it offered you a puzzle that pleased you !
January 1, 2021 at 5:23 pm
There’s a lovely atmosphere to this
January 3, 2021 at 7:35 pm
Thank you Neil for your appreciation.
January 1, 2021 at 5:18 pm
This is a thought-provoking story, about the power of words and the exhilaration and terror of leaving your cosy reality and taking a journey of faith. Fascinating.
Happy New Year!
January 3, 2021 at 7:37 pm
Thank you Penny, for your reflective comment, so glad you liked the story.
Happy New Year to you.