Photo Copyright: Eric Wicklund
This story was written for Sunday Photo Fiction–December 10th, 2017. Each week the host, Al Forbes, provides a picture prompt taken by himself or sent in by one of the other participants in the group of writers. The challenge for each member of the group is to write an original story or poem with no more than 200 words, not including the title and inspired by the prompt. This week’s prompt was taken by Eric Wicklund. Thanks, Eric.
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Genre: Speculative Fiction
Word Count: 200 Words
WHERE DREAMS CAN LEAD–A RECORDED TAPE by P.S. Joshi
My older brother was a model builder. I was drawn to the model of a Hobbit cottage. It became an obsession but I was forbidden to get close so I turned to my imagination. That led to the dream when my brother wasn’t home.
It found me beside the model. There was one difference. It was inhabited. They weren’t the same Hobbits as in the stories. These were different. They were scary.
I listened through a window of the main building.
“When and how do we do it. The monster keeps watching us. It won’t be as easy as with the other giant we killed off and the other one took up a lot of burying room. Where can we bury this behemoth?”
“Let me think. A black magic curse worked before so we’ll find another.”
I found myself standing beside the model half asleep so went back to bed. I couldn’t believe I’d been sleepwalking. What a nightmare
The next night I found myself standing beside the model again, this time with the Hobbits waving a stick of some kind.
“May lack of breath now cause his death.”
“I can’t breathe. I’m falling to the floor.”