Making and Remaking your Dreams

My short story for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers hosted by Priceless Joy.


Photo prompt by Louise, of “The Storyteller’s Abode”

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.

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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 I made this site only for my stories but continue to write on this one.  Do suggest

12 thoughts on “Making and Remaking your Dreams

  1. This is excellent Alka! I love how he turned his “first prize” into a money maker so he could pursue his dream! Very well written and great story. If you still write your stories on this site why do you need another site? Maybe you can “reblog” your stories to your new site or vice versa? I enjoyed your story, and thank you for participating Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers Challenge.

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    • Thank you so much for liking it, Joy! Yes he made the most of what he got. He fulfilled his dream in three different ways. I too am trying to make the most of this inspirational challenge. Thank you for that.
      And you are right, I can very well continue to write here and later re-blog to a stories-only site.

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    • Yes Ameena, most of us would find a tour inviting, although many women would want this house 🙂 Robbie made his dream come true in a best possible manner. And that’s what we should do.


    • Yes, any prize that gives us something we already do not have. I suppose it’s interesting to live in a suburb with a right amount of multi-culturalism that doesn’t feel like a ghetto. If not living in one such place, one can occasionally go to different suburbs in the vicinity and enjoy variety of cultures they offer. Thanks for your comment!

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  2. Hi Alka,

    Dreams that get redefined seem more precious and give us unlimited freedom! Well written.

    I also feel you should continue writing on this blog and make a separate category or page for stories. Stay blessed!

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    • Hi Balroop,

      If our dreams are fulfilled straightaway, there’s no scope of altering them to better fit our needs. I’ve made a separate category as well as a page for stories and it’s better now. Thanks for your input. Always appreciated!

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  3. Food for thought here, Alka. My husband and I always enter a posh house giveaway every month. It’s run for the benefit of returned servicemen, and it’s the only gambling we do. We know we would be fish out of water in any of those suburbs, so we always intend to sell if we should win.

    But I have never thought of that being a slap in the face of Lady Luck! Oops. As I said, food for thought. Thank you.

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    • Thanks for sharing your similar experience within the services. Enjoyed reading it. It’s nice to know somebody can actually relate to the idea behind my imaginary story. Yes, what’s the point of living in a place if one does not feel complete belonging within the lifestyle offered.
      Aww probably it isn’t such a bad idea to sell the house away and use that money elsewhere. But Robbie felt like keeping it…maybe he was superstitious 🙂

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