Henry followed the big yellow cat down the block, wishing to pick her up and hear her purr. He continued across the street to the next block. She showed up before on the door step of his old brownstone buildings.

His mother told him not to wander off, but the cat seemed to want him to follow. Henry’s mother’s words faded away. He would only go a block or two.

The cat paused in front of a long winding stair case, then scampered up and through a large open door at the top. Henry thought perhaps he could meet the cat’s owner, so he slowly climbed to the top. As he peered into the dark opening, Henry heard an old man’s voice, “If you are a dreamer, come in my child.He froze, uncertain whether to go in or run back down the steps.

Painting: Dwight L. Roth

Today at d’Verse, Lillian is challenging us with a prosery prompt. Prosery is a flash fiction piece, of exactly 144 words, that includes a line from a poem given by the host. The line is from Shel Silverstein’s poem, Invitation, as published in his wonderful book, Where the Sidewalk Ends. The line is, “If you are a dreamer, come in“.

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64 thoughts on “Dreamer

  1. HOW DARE YOU!!! How dare you leave us hanging!!! What happened??? I want to know!! Definitely the mark of excellent flash fiction 🙂 So glad you posted…but I really do want to know what happens next!

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  2. love it Dwight. ooooh and the rest is the mystery.
    I know the answer. The coyote was there but so was the woman with the air to save the cat. They all ran to safety, never to stay again and they all lived happily ever after.
    Don’t mind me…. my brain is a little fried right now. (dealing with the coyotes is going to head).

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  3. I must appreciate the way you have portrayed your thoughts.I loved your write up.
    Hey! I have just started a blogging on positivity and mental health. It will mean world to me if you stop by my page sometime and shower some love!
    Have a great day!!❤

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