Blurred Lines

Selina walked the halls of the hotel.  The conference room beckoned, its table laden with food. Be calm … focus.  Carefully, she approached and grabbed a roasted chicken. Pressing it close, the scene blurred and disappeared.  She woke with a start.  When her parents left them, she and her brother ate through the food in the cupboards.  As fear of starving set in, the lines had begun to blur between Selena’s dreams and the waking world.

Selina shook her little brother awake.  “Georgio, it happened again!”  Looking down at the stain on her shirt, she split the chicken between them.

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“Friday Fictioneers” is a weekly challenge hosted by the lovely Rochelle Wisoff Fields. This challenge is to write a story using only 100 words in response to a photo prompt. This week the photo was taken by Yvette Prior.

It has been a lot of fun to join in with this fantastic and encouraging group of writers! For more stories,visit HERE.

 

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41 Comments Add yours

  1. neilmacdon says:

    A great magical piece

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    1. Thanks so much, Neil! =)

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  2. draliman says:

    A handy skill to discover, revealed to her through desperation. Nice one!

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    1. Thanks so much! Often, that is the case, unknown gifts are discovered when we most need them. =)

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  3. Iain Kelly says:

    Has she somehow teleported away with the food? Or is her mind playing tricks? If it is, one wonders, is Georgio even still there?

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    1. Well, I wrote the story of Selina discovering her gift of crossing the line between the dream world and the real world, but your questions have made my mind whirr with other possibilities for the piece. Not all of the stories for FF are springboards for bigger stories, but I was thinking about developing this one. Thanks so much, Iain! =)

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  4. Dale says:

    Don’t know why, but it made me think of a story where there is a magical library and the main character would wake up each night to read a book. Finish it, go back to sleep and the library was gone when she woke up…
    This one is so lovely, Brenda.

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    1. That sounds like an intriguing story, the character crossed the line to the dream world! Thanks so much, Dale. =)

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      1. Dale says:

        Wish I remember where I read it 😏

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  5. elappleby says:

    Ooh, interesting piece! I love a bit of magic 🙂

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  6. Sandra says:

    Almost like Christmas morning. Nice work.

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    1. Thanks so much, Sandra. A feast indeed for her and her brother. They won’t starve at least for today.

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  7. What a magical gift! When I think of all the wasted food after a conference or other event, I wish more staving children were able to take some home with them.

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    1. It is truly tragic how much we waste when there are others who go hungry. Heavy sigh…

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    1. Thank you so much, Lisa! =)

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  8. pennygadd51 says:

    What a fascinating story – there are so many different directions it could go.

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    1. Thank you, Penny. I’ve been playing around with the story, developing it into a short story. I have a couple of directions in mind to pursue so I’ll try both and see which one works. Thanks again for reading and commenting. Take care!

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  9. It’s almost as if she’s having a dream within a dream. An intriguing piece indeed.

    Click to read my FriFic tale!

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    1. Thank you, Keith. I like that idea, a dream within a dream. =)

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  10. granonine says:

    Okay, this deserves to be developed into a much longer story. Great idea 🙂

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    1. Thanks so much, I’ll certainly work on that. =)

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  11. You have blurred the lines between reality and dreams. What is real and imagined. I wonder if Georgio is real, did her parents really abandon her? Lots of questions. Nice job and a great springboard for a longer story.

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    1. Thank you, Jo. I’m so glad you enjoyed the story and it left you wondering. =)

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  12. Abhijit Ray says:

    Hunger can drive us to do anything. Did Selina take the chicken piece from some other place and dreamt of taking from hotel? Strong emotion.

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    1. All good questions for thought. =) Thank you for your comments. It’s certainly true that hunger would drive us to do anything to satisfy that basic need. So sad for far too many people.

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  13. Dear Brenda,

    There so much backstory here. You leave the reader to make his or her own conclusions. Not a bad thing at all. Well done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Thanks, Rochelle! I enjoy doing that, leaving the reader to wonder. 🙂 I’ve had fun this week developing the story in different directions.

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  14. I really hope that things change for the better, but when dreams gives them food, maybe they can outlast the destiny

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    1. That’s somewhat the plan. Thanks so much for reading and commenting. =)

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  15. Can’t beat a bit of weirdness, good stuff

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    1. Weirdness is my favorite. As I get older, I appreciate more the out of the ordinary. =) Thanks so much!!

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  16. A delightfully different take on the prompt.

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    1. Thanks so much, Alicia. I like different! =)

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  17. jillyfunnell says:

    She walks out of her own dream, carrying food to share with her brother. Heartbreaking.

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    1. It would be a wonderful gift to have for those who are desperately hungry. Far too many I’m afraid. I’ve lengthened the story this week and wrote a couple of endings. We’ll see where it takes me. Thanks for commenting!

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  18. I love the magical qualities of this little tale. Unfortunately, when I wake up without the “dream come true part” never happens.

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    1. So sorry, Russell. It’s nice when our dreams come true, but they don’t always unfortunately. It would be a wonderful gift for so many. Always lovely to receive your comments. =)

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  19. notestowomen says:

    Nice and very unique take on the prompt, Brenda. I’m happy that she’s able to feed her brother and herself. It’s sad when people, especially children are starving. Today’s Thanksgiving here in Canada. We have so much to be thankful for.

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    1. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends. It is sad to think of those who don’t have enough. Thank you for reading and commenting. =)

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