My short story for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers hosted by Priceless Joy.
Making and Remaking your Dreams
When Robbie won the first prize, he couldn’t believe it. A lovely beach-house overlooking the harbour with a view to everyday yacht race. This is the stuff dreams are made of!
But he wasn’t very happy, for he had secretly wished for the second prize, a World Tour package. Touring with a handful of clothes in a backpack and inter-mingling with the common people of unknown countries.
What now? Living in this prim suburb, his happy family would be suffocated emulating the mannerisms of Who’s Who of the society. Not to forget that it’s only the posh house they are giving and not the money required for the elite race of trendy furniture, branded apparels, plush cars and private schools.
But selling the house would mean discarding the blessing of luck. He decided to turn it into a guest-house.
With the income thus earned, Robbie now regularly tours to far-off exotic places. Occasionally he also gets to stay in his own guest house, treated like some world-class traveler. Other than this, his family continues to live in their multi-cultural suburb; where shops offer a different cuisine each day and where it feels as if the whole world is your neighbour.
Copyright © 2015 Alka Girdhar
I have now participated in this challenge a few times, and this time I was thinking of putting my story up on my new site https://storiesineedtotell.wordpress.com/. I made this site only for my stories but continue to write on this one. Do suggest