March 22: Flash Fiction Challenge: 99 Word Prompt – One Day, Many Days – Carrot Ranch Literary Community

In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story using the theme “follow your dreams.” Bonus points for throwing a badge into the tale. Go where the prompt leads.

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One Day, Many Days

 

Michael stood in the middle of the grounds of Dublin Castle. Around him there was a sea of rainbow flags, gay couples kissing and allies smiling. The date was May 22nd 2015 and though Michael had never been in a relationship, today ensured that he could follow his dream of marrying in his country and having his marriage recognised someday. As a young gay man, he never thought it was possible. He just imagined the closest he’d come to marriages and all that jam was as his straight brother’s Best Man. But today, that changed and it was wonderful.

If you want to participate, here’s the link: 

https://carrotranch.com/2018/03/23/march-22-flash-fiction-challenge/

9 comments on “March 22: Flash Fiction Challenge: 99 Word Prompt – One Day, Many Days – Carrot Ranch Literary Community

  1. Norah Colvin says:

    What a lovely story of hope, diversity and inclusion. Well done.

  2. Some dream of what others take for granted. Nice take on the prompt.

  3. Charli Mills says:

    A heartbreaking dream is when the closest we can come to our own is by participating in the dream come true for another. You’ve expressed the importance of getting that equality in the freedom to dream. Well done, Lisa.

  4. What a lovely story of love and hope. I am appalled at how gays are still stigmatized in large parts of the world, let’s hope the world comes to its senses sooner than later.

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