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Following My Dreams (Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge)

March 26, 2018

The Carrot Ranch Literary Community, hosted by Charli Mills, is HERE.

March 22, 2018, prompt: 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.

Following My Dreams

Follow your dreams she tells me.

That Nadine, she always knows what someone else should be doing: I should mow the lawn; the Bishop’s shouldn’t stay up so late; the Porter’s should get a new car; the Schulte’s should put their daughter on a diet; I should get a haircut.

Yes, she has a way, Nadine.

I finally took her advice and filed for divorce. Now I live quietly by myself in a small apartment and right now I’m going to roll over and pull the covers up and take some of her oft-offered advice and follow my dreams.


Mention of a badge in the tale would have earned bonus points, and while I didn’t include a badge in my tale I lose out on those precious bonus points, but for semi-bonus points – –
Q) What do you call a BADGEr who has carrots stuck into both of his ears?
A) Anything you want because he won’t hear you.

12 Comments leave one →
  1. March 26, 2018 3:10 pm

    Dream on! 😉


  2. March 26, 2018 4:18 pm

    Interesting story; funny joke.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. March 27, 2018 5:10 am


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  4. March 27, 2018 5:15 pm

    Hee hee. Sweet dreams.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Michael B. Fishman permalink*
      March 27, 2018 6:42 pm

      Thank you! And to you as well, D 🙂


  5. March 28, 2018 10:32 pm

    Ah, the peace and quiet required to get some sweet dreams. And funny joke! Although, maybe it’s the carrots or Cream, I’m down a rabbit hole on YouTube, rocking out as I collect tonight.



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