Dream with the Stars

Thank you Rochelle for keeping the Friday Fictioneers community inspired to write our set of flash fiction. The variety of stories presented (click HERE) indicates the wide imagination that prevails among us.

This week’s photo-prompt of a stone-walled barn by Lisa Fox, indicates a certain pride by the builder.
I can imagine the rustic lifestyle and a storage barn for animals or just chopped wood.


Dreams with the Stars

At first it was a small dirty cowshed.
At night, we would look through the holes in the roof to find Betelgeuse.
My twin sister, Annabelle, dreamed she would be rich and live in a chateau.

This made father laugh. When he rebuilt the barn, he declared it the castle of Queen Annabelle.
Hold on to your dreams, they will come true, he declared to us.

We held hands beside the barn and remembered father’s words.
‘His spirit is the inspiration of my dreams,’ said Annabelle. Her diamond rings glittered like Orion’s belt, but this barn was still her castle.

27 responses to “Dream with the Stars

  1. There is a lovely feel to this. I wonder what happened to Annabelle in the end – did she build a bigger castle or stay closer to home?

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  2. What a lovely positive tale, well done.

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  3. Such an uplifting story with abundant positive memories.
    Have a wonderful weekdend.
    Isadora 😎

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  4. If your life doesn’t fit your dreams, keep dreaming anyway.

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  5. Oh yes. I love this, James!

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  6. Of course dreams come true. Otherwise, why have them? 🙂

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  7. Such a beautiful story, James. Had a fairystory type feel to it. Well done.
    Best wishes,

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  8. Oh, I do like a happy ending! It sounds as though Annabelle has remembered her roots even now she’s rich. And I love ‘Her diamond rings glittered like Orion’s belt,’ I can just imagine the sparkle!

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  9. what can you say? dreams do come true. 🙂

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  10. That was a sweet story. It’s true that the power of belief bestowed upon a young child can help that child achieve their dreams.

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  11. His encouragement and belief in them paid off, but they’re still grounded in the things that really matter. A beautiful story.

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  12. She never forgot where she came from.

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  13. Oh castle Annabelle sounds wonderful and it seems as though she made her dreams come true.

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  14. James, you honored the “majesty” of this structure in your story. I felt the same way when I saw it. Beautiful storytelling.

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  15. Dear James,

    I love the contrast of the “castle” and Annabelle’s diamond ring. Obviously she’s closer to a real castle. Nicely told in few words.



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