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Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers ~ Writing challenge.

Hosted by Priceless Joy.

The goal is to write a story between 100-150 words (give or take 25 words) based on the provided photo.


This week’s photo prompt is provided by Sonya with the blog, Only 100 Words. Thank you Sonya!


by John Yeo

Deafening thunderclaps, with forked lightning striking the tower, torrential rain. A rude awakening as the huge storm ripped her from the dream that haunted her every night she could remember of her very short life.
Always the same cold thick stone walls surrounding her, with a very thick heavy door that prevented her from leaving.
Taunted daily by her captor who was out to break her spirit and force her into a marriage that she wanted no part in. The windows were slits in the thick brickwork sited just above the bed where she slept.
One day a single horse galloped up to the castle walls.
Hail to you!” Came a call.
Excited, she was unable to clearly respond and pushed her pink scarf through a gap in the slits that served as windows.
There was no sound and her captor allowed the young knight into the castle.
Then she heard the sound of a dreadful sword fight with clashing of steel on steel.
The heavy door to her tower prison was suddenly thrown open……

(175 WORDS)

Copyright (c) Written by John Yeo ~ All rights reserved.

This is in response to a challenge hosted by Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. If you would like to participate in this challenge or need more information, please click the following link:


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12 thoughts on “THE DREAM

  1. Excellent John! Very foreboding in the beginning and when the young knight came, hope came with him. I believe he was the winner of the young maiden’s hand! Yay! Happy ending! 🙂 IMHO 😀 Thank you for participating in the FFfAW challenge! I appreciate you!

  2. Great story! I keep wondering if she will ever get to finish her reaccuring dream…does the knight save her? Does he get killed? Is she dreaming this each night because she in real life she waits for a rescue? Intriguing story.

    • Thanks Jessie ~ I leave the ending in your fruitful imagination ~ Hopefully love will always win over in the end ~ Thanks again for your supportive response 🙂

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