Friday Fictioneer: Field of Broken Dreams #amwriting #flashfiction 

Thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for hosting FF.


Credit: Liz Young


I was out to meet my friend who lived nearby when I found this ravaged mannequin head. Her exquisite hazel eyes and pencilled brows, lifted towards the sky as if mannequin heaven was there. 

In reality her mutilated head lies in the tall grass. A used beer bottle leans against her face, an empty red cigarette package nearby. 

If she was alive I think she’d be wondering how she ended up here? Why she wasn’t the modelesque mannequin in the window display for Holt Renfrew or at least for H&M. Who had tossed her out like refuse and left her to this fate? 

Count: 91 words


“Boulevard of Broken Dreams” By Green Day


©Mandibelle16. (2017) All Rights Reserved. 

24 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneer: Field of Broken Dreams #amwriting #flashfiction 

  1. Liz Young February 17, 2017 / 2:48 am

    I wondered the same thing when I found the head on my own mornng walk.

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    • mandibelle16 February 17, 2017 / 12:34 pm

      That’s very interesting how we put human qualities into something which isn’t human but looks it. I think we personify a lot of things which aren’t human, things that look like us in particular.


  2. Dale February 17, 2017 / 9:08 am

    I just saw you are a fellow Canadian!
    I liked this one. Did you ever see the old movie with Olivia Newton John “A Mom For Christmas”? It’s about a mannequin that comes to life…

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    • mandibelle16 February 17, 2017 / 12:31 pm

      Hi Dale, yes I’m from Alberta. 🍁 I did see that one a while back. I was actually thinking of a children’s show “Today’s Special” which was about a mannequin coming to life at night. It was on when I was in primary school. Thanks for your comment 🙂

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      • Dale February 17, 2017 / 3:05 pm



  3. Inside the Mind of Isadora February 17, 2017 / 10:55 am

    The story made me feel sorry for the poor little mannequin.
    She was coming to life in my head. Good story, Mandibelle.
    Isadora 😎

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  4. Mike February 17, 2017 / 11:05 am

    Left to fate – you told it just right – l enjoyed the video link also.

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    • mandibelle16 February 17, 2017 / 12:28 pm

      Thanks Mike for reading and commenting. Yeah the song just seemed to fit. Happy you liked 🙂


  5. wmqcolby February 17, 2017 / 7:04 pm

    This was really pretty nicely written. Almost like a song in some way. Do you, by any chance, write song lyrics? I have always envied those who could.
    Great job, Mandi.


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    • mandibelle16 February 17, 2017 / 7:52 pm

      Thank you it’s nice you think so. I don’t, just every now and then when I’m playing with poetry for my blog. I think it would be a fun job. Thanks for stopping by 😊


  6. Michael Wynn February 18, 2017 / 3:46 am

    Nice take on the prompt and I loved the idea of the mannequin wondering why it wasn’t her in the ditch rather than in the shop window

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    • mandibelle16 February 18, 2017 / 4:53 pm

      Thank you Michael for the comment. I’m glad you liked the story.


  7. neelwritesblog February 18, 2017 / 4:30 am

    Dear Mandibelle, I have always liked your writings. They are easy and flow like a stream of water. Good story.

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    • mandibelle16 February 18, 2017 / 4:52 pm

      Thanks so much Neel. It’s really sweet of you to say. I’m glad they flow and you like the stories. I enjoy yours as well 🙂


  8. Keigh Ahr February 18, 2017 / 2:44 pm

    The personification of the mannequin was a unique touch. Well done.

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  9. gahlearner February 18, 2017 / 3:19 pm

    I guess mannequins whu come to life and go a-drinking might end up like this. Otherwise I have no explanation. Great story. 🙂

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    • mandibelle16 February 18, 2017 / 4:51 pm

      Thanks so much. I know, who would have thought mannequins go drinking?


  10. rgayer55 February 20, 2017 / 4:41 am

    Perhaps she met a life-size Ken doll and lost her head. Romance will do that. I fear he was a loser. Let’s hope she pulls herself back together.

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    • mandibelle16 February 20, 2017 / 10:59 am

      Thanks for commenting 🙂 Haha there are many possibilities aren’t there? If only she could pull herself together after Ken 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

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