Stories by Sarah

Conception

It had been the perfect honeymoon. We enjoyed endless days swimming, relaxing and drinking cocktails. Barry announced that for our last morning, my dream of diving the reef, would finally be actualised. We were going scuba diving!

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I plunged into the water, closely following the directions from our devastatingly gorgeous instructor.

I became lost in the magic of the world underwater when I suddenly found myself alone and my tank empty. Barry and the instructor had disappeared!

As I succumbed to the lack of oxygen, my puce coloured face realised the fiction on which our marriage was truly conceived.

By Sarah ©2018

Prompt: Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, Saturday Mix – Same Same But Different, 24 March 2018, Synonyms – lie (fiction), dive (plunged), realise (conceive), pass (succumb), red (puce); and also, Carrot Ranch, Flash Fiction Challenge – March 22, 2018. Task: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story using the theme “follow your dreams.” Bonus points for throwing a badge into the tale. Go where the prompt leads.

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Month Of Mini Writing Challenges 2017, Scribblings by Sarah

The Decider


Image credit Caras Ionut

Dream or nightmare? A clown is the decider.

By Sarah ©2017

Prompt: Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, Photo Challenge #180; and also, Sammi Cox, A Month Of Mini Writing Challenges, Day 14. Task: Write a story in less than 10 words about a dream.

Poetry by Sarah, Tanka

No More


Image credit Barbara Florczyk

Her only comfort,
as the rain falls around her,
– a canopy’s space.
She dreams of a time to come,
when the tears will flow no more.

By Sarah ©2017

Prompt: Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, Photo Challenge #178; and also, Ramblings of a Writer, Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge, Week 60 – space and dream