Dreams

Photo copyright: Rochelle Wisoff-Field

Photo copyright: Rochelle Wisoff-Field

Plain white sheets harvest a dream, a love child will be born whilst we dream. As soft music played little did we know dreams can be broken.

Now I lay alone whilst listening to Radio Caroline …

In my head, I compose hard rock.

Musicians around the world beware of broken dreams.

Do not let your legacy be strident, learn the rules of life. We arrive, we depart. In between play good music. Let your legacy be told. Be that in fine music or written prose.

When Fridays arrive let the words tell your stories, whether musical or not.

Michael Humphris.

This Post Has 33 Comments

  1. neilmacdon

    The opening is magical

    1. Michael Humphris

      Magical will do fine for me, thank you so much Neil

  2. Sandra

    I agree. A cracker of an opening line.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Lovely to read your feedback, thank you so much Sandra.

  3. rochellewisoff

    Dear Michael,

    Well told life lesson. However “Friday’s” should be simply “Fridays.” Friday’s means that something belongs to Friday.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Rochelle, if only you could be my editor… I have now corrected my incorrect prompt picture

  4. Iain Kelly

    In between play good music – I like that Michael!

    1. Michael Humphris

      It was good to get the varying feedback on this piece of flash, as I was unsure about it. Thank you Iain, I do value your feedback

  5. granonine

    Your first line was a great “hook.” I like the whole piece

    1. Michael Humphris

      I am so pleased to read your comment, as I was unsure about the flow and wording of this piece of flash. Thank you so much.

  6. Fabricating Fiction/Louise Jensen

    I love the soft lyrical feel to this Michael.

    1. Michael Humphris

      I was so pleased to read your feedback, as I was unsure about this piece of flash, thank you Louise, and congratulations on your new book.

      1. Fabricating Fiction/Louise Jensen

        Thanks Michael!

  7. Alicia Jamtaas

    I love both the first line and the last, and agree with Louise ~ lovley lyrical feel.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Alicia, I am grateful for all the positive comments, as I was unsure about this piece of flash.

  8. 4963andypop

    I also loved the opening and at the risk of saying what everyone already knows, i really like your use of white sheets as being both the locale of conception but also the pages on which a musical composition can be written. Lovely double entendre!

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Andrea, some music is magical, this week the prompt worked for me,

  9. justjoyfulness

    We all have a song inside us waiting to be sung. Be true to that song. Beautifully written Michael!

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you for such kind feedback, I enjoy music, this weeks prompt suited me.

  10. Keith's Ramblings

    Just the mention of Rado Caroline took me back to when I used to lie in bed every night listening to Johnny Walker before falling asleep. A beautifully written piece Michael.

    Click to read my FriFic tale

    1. Michael Humphris

      So pleased you enjoyed it, really glad to know a fellow Radio Caroline listener,

  11. jillyfunnell

    Simply lovely. “We arrive, we depart. In between play good music.” A wonderful gem of advice in your warm-hearted, thoughtful piece, Michael. I thoroughly enjoyed it, Jilly.

  12. Ellie Scott

    Love the fifth paragraph – sound advice for everyone, not just musicians.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Ellie, I do believe in mending if I able. I would have loved to compose music.

  13. Dawn M. Miller

    When Fridays arrive let the words tell your stories…love that!

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Dawn, I was pleased myself when that line appeared on the page.

  14. lisarey1990

    Lovely poetic feel to this piece.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you so much Lisarey.

  15. michaelwynnauthor

    You really took us there with this one Michael, well done

    1. Michael Humphris

      I was grateful for all the positive comments, as I was unsure about this piece of flash. Thank you Michael

  16. Brenda's Thoughts

    “We arrive, we depart. In between play good music.” A very lyrical feel! =)

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Brenda, my old school teachers would be surprised, I had not an ounce of lyrical ability as a child

      1. Brenda's Thoughts

        Hard to believe, Michael. =)

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