Flash Fiction for the Aspiring Writer: My Wildest Dreams

I spotted an exquisite Brick house, overgrown with leaves in brilliant red as I walked my dachshund Luna. The house had a turquoise wooden door and it beckoned me inside. No one answered when I called out, so I kept exploring.

I spied a small sitting area with two mugs of tea cooling on the coffee table. A tired man appeared smiling and said, “I’ve been waiting for you, Kayla. My house has chosen you as its new owner.” 

“How do you know my name?” I asked the man alarmed.

“The house told me who you were and that you would visit today. It has ancient magic and has existed in some form for thousands of years. A sourcerer created it. Remember, until the house chooses another owner, you’re its keeper. You and Luna are also gifted long life.”

Before my eyes, the man disintegrated with a sigh.

I wandered my new home finding all my possessions. The house had also taken on the appearance and decor of my ideal home.

In the back was a deck with a white sand beach and a rolling ocean shore. Luna escaped my grasp and ran out to the water. The house had fulfilled my wildest dreams. 




Thank to the wonderful Priceless Joy for hosting FFftAW. Apology for the length.


©Mandibelle16.(2016) All Rights Reserved.

47 thoughts on “Flash Fiction for the Aspiring Writer: My Wildest Dreams”

    1. Yes, forsure “grace” unexpected 🙂 But I’m not sure how the extra long life will be. But having your best pal with you (your dog) the whole time will be pretty great. Thanks for your thoughts Christopher.


  1. Great story! I love the description: “Hiding orange brick was an overgrowth of leaves in brilliant red. Some of the green leaves were turning yellow, while others were tinged purple. The house had a bright teal door and it beckoned me inside. “

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      1. Mandi, just wanted to let you know that I am taking a semi-break from the blogs. I’m answering comments and taking care of my challenge, but that’s about all. I’m not doing much reading because I just needed a break. That’s why I haven’t been reading your stuff on the blogs.

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    1. Thanks for your comments Chris. Yes, I do believe you’re feeling is correct. I think that having a longer life span has both good and bad parts. For instance, Kayla could marry someone and have kids and end up outliving them all. That doesn’t sound so good. No parent wants to outlive their kids or possibly even their Grandkids and Great Grandkids. On the good side, she always has Luna with her until the house chooses it’s new owner and they both pass on.

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  2. Such an unusual twist to have a house choose you instead of the other way around. It certainly is working out well for her and Luna. I believe they will be very happy there and to look forward to a long life as well must be comforting for her. Hopefully, the house will not decide to choose someone else until she passes. Fascinating story.

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