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What She Dreamed Of

Winnie sat by the window at her favorite restaurant, eating dinner alone as she did every Monday night while her husband jammed with his band. "Sex, drugs, rock n' roll" as the saying goes; she was sick and tired of it all, tired of the drugs mostly.  The man she loved, or once did, had long since been consumed by his love of the rush... over-stimulated, self-medicated... marriage decimated.
As she dined in the peace and quiet that were absent in her home life, Winnie dreamed of freedom and a place of her own, a place where anger didn't run rampant and the floors didn't shake from amplified sound.  She fantasized about what life would be like with no fear and no more tears.
Although at the time Winnie saw no means of escaping, less than a year later she would find herself free of that seemingly endless misery and about to embark on an incredible adventure with a real live knight in shining armor.  
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This post was written for Six Sentence Stories
where the prompt this week is dream...
Join us and give it a try!

20 comments:

  1. Dreams can keep you going when you don't think you have anything else. They can come true, but sometimes you have to help them.

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    1. Very true Annie, without dreams there is little hope, and without hope there is no reason to go on. But we do have to be willing to make the changes in our lives that will allow them to come true. Courage to break free of the past leaves the door open to the future!

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    1. So do I, Chatty Crone, it is good to dream big dreams, but if we ever want them to come true we must be willing to take steps in that direction. When God sees us trying, miracles begin to happen!

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  3. Never give up your dreams. Never, as that's when we are completely lost. Very well done as always honey.

    Have a fabulous day. Big hugs. ☺

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    1. We are living proof of that, aren't we Sandee?! Dreams can and do come true in the most amazing ways! Hugs back to you! :-)

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  4. I would like to participate in this exercise, but I have no ability in this type of writing. You do it very well. I sense this one was kind of near to your heart.

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    1. You can do this if I can, Joe! I know in the span of your life there have been dreams fulfilled and dreams shattered. Pick one, and write six sentences about it. It does not have to be fiction, it can be anything! This story is, obviously, a little window into my own life, and I did indeed spend my Monday nights dreaming of happier days... look how amazingly well that's turned out! :-)

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    2. Forgive me Joe for putting in my two cents. But yours was one of the first blog I ever looked at when I first started writing at all. It was your take on so many things that really inspired me to write more. You may or may not like what I write but the point is that someone who writes things as inspiring as you do can certainly do this.

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    3. I totally agree with you Zoe, I love Joe's blog, always something interesting there, with lots of humor and insight! We both know he could master this challenge with one hand tied behind his back! :-) C'mon Joe, give it a try! :-)

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  5. OMG Josie, I totally forgot great story. This could be a novel

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    1. LOL Zoe, I'm glad you liked it. It could be a novel, but actually it's a biography... mine! :-)

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  6. A great six.

    Still having trouble with internet since all my phone lines got fried but hopefully will have all things fixed soon.

    Have a great evening.

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    1. Thanks, Gail! I hope you get that wiring repaired soon, I'm sure it's making you crazy in the mean time, it would me!

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  7. Sometimes we don't know we have dreams that can come true. But one day we wake up and begin making changes and the unknown dream becomes reality. Your story is one that I think many can idetify with.

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    1. I agree Patricia, dreams give us hope, and having hope can spur us to start moving our lives in new directions. We have to realize that if we are unwilling to make any changes, nothing is going to change!

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  8. Some very interesting comments on your dream story Josie. Loved your six sentences,the end made me gasp,literally,dreams really did come true then!
    Totally different subject but cast your mind back to your act in the post office a couple of weeks ago when you let a person go ahead of you in the que....well the chance to do the same came for me on Saturday in the supermarket. A lovely couple had just a bunch of flowers to buy and I had quite a lot of shopping,I said they could go infront of me and they were so grateful and then my mum was infront of me and she heard and let them go infront of her and they were so pleased. I smiled and smiled,I was pleased to help someone out and I remembered you and how you had done the same kind of thing. One simple act and it's ripples are felt right over the sea! Isn't that special :-) night Josie I'm off to bed after a super long walk with my young one today. We got lost....yet again and found beauty yet again! It's beginning to be a pattern! X

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Your comments are always appreciated... they make me smile! :-)