Booksie Flash Fiction Writing Contest Entry. 200 words. This is my first attempt at writing flash fiction, and I must say it was a lot of fun, and pretty challenging. I will definitely be looking into this style of writing more. Thanks for reading!

I often dream of what it would be like to stand at the edge of the continent. It would be before I knew stress and responsibility, and I had not a care in the world. I would wear a sundress in the middle of the day that approximates the beauty of the setting sun. I would dance on the rocks that the crabs play in. I wouldn't wear shoes so that I could feel the world beneath my feet. I would sing into the breeze of the ocean air. I would paint the edge of the shore with hues of white and blue oils, ensuring to encapsulate every white freckle from the crashing waters. I would dress the rest of the ocean with more hues of green and hints of purple. Opposite of me would be a town that I know not a soul, and a soul knows not of me.

I often dream of creating such a masterpiece. But I'm following the rules of adulthood. In this world of paying taxes and walking on the sidewalks, there's no room for aspirations of castles in the air, and my debit card just got declined at Panda Express. Such is life.

Submitted: February 04, 2017

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moa rider

Dreams may or may not come true, but its good to have them. Good luck with repaying the debit card. Usianguke

Sat, February 4th, 2017 3:51am

fish man

Excellent story/poem so far I would say you will go all the way excellent job have a great day.

Sat, February 4th, 2017 11:49am


Thank you so much. That means a lot!

Sat, February 4th, 2017 7:21am


Great stuff, Mannequin. I especially loved the ending!!

Sat, February 4th, 2017 7:14pm


I read this because of the title, and the story definitely lives up to it. It's really beautiful and captures those dreams and aspirations which are unlimited. It's sad that reality has to catch up with us. Great story.

Wed, February 22nd, 2017 6:13am


Thank you so much! I'm glad I was able to portray that feeling so others can relate to it. (I'm also glad my title has drawn in a couple of people haha!)

Wed, February 22nd, 2017 6:25am


great work...i really love your story title
good luck for others

Mon, May 1st, 2017 1:17pm


Thanks a lot! I appreciate it.

Mon, May 1st, 2017 6:47am

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