Friday Fictioneers: Dreamers of the Desert

I never thought I’d see the day, but I finally managed to come up with something happy for Friday Fictioneers! And, in light of that, I wrote about two young people finding something that even today’s adventurers are trying to find, though with much lower stakes. While attempting to not give it way, I thought of the last line for this story the moment I saw this weeks picture. And, I have the basic setting in my mind, since the image in my mind could only occur in this sort of world. The challenge, however, was making them believable and interesting in only a hundred words. I’ll let you be the judge of whether I pass or fail.

Also, I hope the ‘characters with bad grammar’ thing isn’t too annoying. As an excuse that only a fellow writer can understand, they refused to talk any other way, no matter how much I asked them to at least try to enunciate better.

FF 12

Dreamers of the Desert

“I’s just a myth.” Toby insisted. “Like forests. Jus’ a story the ‘dults made up.”

“Me uncle says it exists.” I insisted. “Said he found it on the way ta the Great Pond. Only a day’s walk, he says.”

“Yer uncle’s a liar! Ain’t nothin’ in the Desert. We gonna die out here, lookin’ fer fairy tales.”

“Not much further…” I whispered, as we rounded some more dunes.

Then, I stopped. Before us stood crumbling spindles and the remains of villas. It must have been beautiful, when it was inhabited. Even my partner paused.

“Welcome to Atlantis, Toby.” I whispered.

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Y: Yesterday

This is kind of a weird story. I had an idea for it when I picked the word, but forgot it between then and now. I had no idea what to write about, and even thought about changing the word, but wasn’t sure what to change it to. Then, I borrowed my friend’s tarot cards to get some ideas. Originally, this story was going to be a lot longer, in terms of events. But, when I saw how long it was getting, and then realized I had not idea how I was going to make it make sense in the middle, I scrapped the idea and went with just what I wrote. It’s nothing like the story I was originally planning, and nothing like the one the tarot cards suggested, bu gosh dang, I’m proud of this one! I hope you enjoy it. Tomorrow will be my last day of…pretty much everything that eats my time (A-Z blogging, Camp NaNo, college classes…). I don’t know what I’ll do with the extra time after that. Anyway, I hope you enjoy! On Wednesday, I will be make to my normally (erratical, random, un-)scheduled posting.

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