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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 Louise with The Storyteller’s Abode.


by John Yeo

Joe was a steam train buff, he loved the metal monsters that chugged across the great prairies through the stunning scenery in the days of the steam train revolution. Joe’s dream was to go to the famous Chattanooga hotel and visit the original site of the great train-ride that was the inspiration for the big band hit “Chattanooga Choo-Choo”, made famous by Glenn Miller and his big band.
Joe Sproggins was a man who had spent his life in a merchant bankers office in the city of London in the UK, where Joe dreamed his alter-ego dreams of riding on the footplate of this grand old steam engine.
Joe was married to Dora and their very precious first memory was the night they met, dancing in the local dance-hall to the sound of a big band, belting out “Chattanooga Choo-Choo”.
Fifty years later, after a very happy marriage, they excitedly arrived in Chattanooga in Tennessee to fulfil Joe’s lifetime dream.
Joe was in seventh heaven, soaking up his musical dream.

(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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11 thoughts on “FOLLOW YOUR DREAM

  1. That’s wonderful that his lifetime dream finally came true! Wonderful story John and has the nostalgia feel to it. I remember that song! Great story and thank you for participating in Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers Challenge!

  2. So glad he was able to fulfil his dream and nice that he could share it with Dora. We need to hold on to our dreams…you never know when you might see them come true. Enjoyed your story.

  3. It takes a whole lifetime to finally reach to your dream but that moment must be sparkling! I love how the story, it has hope and passion. It’s beautiful

  4. It’s lovely that after so many years, Joe’s lifelong dream could be fulfilled. I think this happens a lot in life. When we’re younger, life and the job take up all our time and children take all our money! LOL I love all Glen Miller music. My mum was a great fan, so I herad it a lot when I was young. Lovely story, John. 🙂

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