“Are you ready?” asked the man with the key.

I considered my own slumbering form. The butterflies didn’t show. “If
not now, when?”

He nodded, unlocked the door. “Go softly, lest you wake.”

This post was made in response to the Trifecta Writing Challenge weekend prompt, in which the editors asked for exactly 33 words inspired by the following quote:

“It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.” ― Paulo CoelhoAlchemist

This week’s challenge is community-judged. Starting at 5:00 PM Pacific US (8:00 PM Eastern) you can visit the Trifecta Writing Challenge site to vote for your three favorites. I hope mine is one of them!

17 responses to “Chase

  1. I love the image of walking through a door into a dream. Very nice.


  2. I would prefer that you not disabuse me of the notion that you simply pluck the perfect words from the air around you without effort, though I mean no disrespect to your art and the work that obviously goes into it. it’s just that I’ve yet to read a piece of yours that has a word out of place…


  3. How do you so easily convey such a beautiful dreamlike revelry in just 33 words? I loved the last quote!


  4. Gorgeous!Loved the idea!


  5. This is beautiful! Love the butterfly line and I adore the last line. Gorgeous writing!


  6. Unlocking doors is what it’s all about. Finding the holder of the key, a bit challenging. Makes the search and then the beginning sweeter.


  7. I prostrate myself before you in awe of your language skills and imagination. Every time. The dirtied pants and shirt and dust in my mouth is totally worth it.


  8. Lovely words and a beautiful little scene. It has an almost mysterious quality to it and leaves me wanting to read more.

    Thanks for linking up!


  9. Just love this! “Go softly, lest you wake.” Sigh


  10. Wow. Just…wow. I have to agree with those who are prostrating themselves at your feet. You are definitely a master wordsmith! Such a beautiful image in only 33 words. Well done!


  11. Reading this Shakespeare “Hamlet” immediately came into my mind.
    “,,,,To sleep, perchance to Dream; Aye, there’s the rub,
    For in that sleep of death, what dreams may come,
    When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,”
    Dreams are a wonderful of escaping the hardships we’re required to face each day while we’re awake,
    WELL DONE !!! 🙂 🙂 🙂


  12. don’t pinch me I’m having too much fun!


  13. This is green writing. There are layers and layers of meaning to it.
    I am sure you are referring to altered states of consciousness that takes one to a different plane.

    Kudos 🙂


  14. KymmInBarcelona

    Absolutely gorgeous, Christine! Love the concern over the butterflies.


  15. Congratulations on your win! I saw your post about reading but not having time to comment. Same here. Also am on daily writing prompts and must visit 10-20 for each of those a day. Whew. Will be watching for your next entry!


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