Dream or Reality

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Aliyia stretched and yawned, puzzled by the stiffness of her body.  She carefully swung her legs out of bed, attempted to stand, and fell with a thud.  Staring at the ceiling, she lifted her head and shook it.  It was so quiet.

As she crawled toward the doorway, her mouth formed words but no sound came out.

She made it to the stairway landing and with extreme effort pulled herself up to the window. Her heart pounded in her chest as she viewed the deserted landscape.

She smiled and fell back,  hoping to wake up from this  unimaginable dream.


Thank you Rochelle Wyoff-Fields for sharing the photo prompt for yet another week of Friday Fictioneers. Thanks for the photo taken by Roger Bultot.

Read more flash fiction at https://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2015/12/02/4-december-2015/


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Welcome to Life in the 50's and 60's and beyond .... where I write about my childhood memories, music of the 60's and about life in the country. I am a mother, grandmother, farmer's wife, business owner, and retired teacher.
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13 Responses to Dream or Reality

  1. gahlearner says:

    Oh, the possibilities. She’s dreaming. Or: she’s been in a time distortion field and woke up very old. Or: she’s been transported to another planet with much higher gravity. Or:… I love it, great story.

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  2. Dale says:

    What a way to wake up!


  3. Dave says:

    Or maybe she slept right through the zombie apocalypse. It’s a classic “Day of the Triffids” opening, or “28 Days Later,” “Contagion.”

    The confused protagonist is a pretty classic launch of many doomsday tales.

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  4. Is it a dream? Hope so.


  5. I hope it’s a dream too…. I really do.


  6. Sandra says:

    I’m hoping it is a dream… Good job.


  7. Ruth2Day says:

    great piece of Flash Fiction


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