Photo Copyright: C.E. Ayr

Here we are this week in a garden near a purple door. We’ve gathered in this lovely place to discuss our original stories for the week. This is the Friday Fictioneers group. Our hostess for the gathering is the talented and gracious author and artist,Β Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. The challenge for each of us this week and every week is to write a story with no more than 100 words, not including the title. It’s supposed to have a beginning, middle, end, and follow the picture prompt for the week. This week’s prompt was provided by C.E. Ayr. Thanks, C.E.

To read the other stories by group members, just click on the link given below, then on the little blue frog in the blue box.

The link for his week’s stories is as follows:

Genre: Fantasy Fiction

Word Count: 100 Words


John dreamed every night about a purple door. It was always the same. He’d touch the door and wake up.

He told his wife about it but she just told him not to pay attention.

One night he was finally able to open the door.

On the other side was a marvelous vista of an exquisite green meadow full of flowers and a magnificent castle in the distance.

John’s wife woke to find him lifeless, stiff, and cold beside her.

The doctor at the hospital spoke with her.

“The autopsy shows it was a heart attack. Was there any warning?”




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47 thoughts on “AN IGNORED WARNING?

  1. Pingback: AN IGNORED WARNING? β€” Musings on Life & Experience | Matthews' Blog

    • Thanks, Plaridel. Well, I’m not an authority on signs of death. The only warnings I’d really pay attention to would involve pain. I’d say that definitely needs to be checked. I think we should always be ready. I had a teacher who told us even though we were young, we could be hit by a truck. That’s called the plain truth. πŸ˜€ — Suzanne

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  2. I find it comforting that he saw a pleasant and inviting vista before he died. I like to think the other dreams where not warning just invitations he wasn’t ready to take.

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  3. I’ve read a lot of near-death books. All the authors say it’s beautiful beyond our imagination or ability to describe in mere words. I find that very comforting and something to look forward to.

    Even if she’d questioned his dreams, I doubt it would have changed the outcome. You painted us a beautiful picture, Suzanne.


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