Her story attracted media from the four corners of the world.
There’s something intoxicating about killing a monster, they believed.
For her it was just a way to end the years of abuse.
The approaching footsteps broke her reverie and fear crept back in her heart.
If only she could push her daydreams into reality.
Linking this to Bar-A-Thon
July 9, 2018 7:42 am|
Hope she musters enough courage to stand up to herself and face the monster with will of steel. Hope her day dream sees the light of the day.
July 9, 2018 7:44 am|
It is all too common, this fear of monsters.
July 9, 2018 7:47 am|
Concise and precise
July 9, 2018 9:32 am|
Short and very captivating with a depth of meaning.
Here is my Barathon 4th day post
July 9, 2018 10:17 am|
I am amazed by your creativity as always. The eloquence of brevity…….
July 9, 2018 10:32 am|
I hope she has courage to step out of her dreams and make it a reality one day than continue to suffer in silence
July 9, 2018 11:48 am|
I love dream catchers and you have used that pic to depict her desire to be free of the trap of nightmares so so well Shilpa! Loving your short fiction a lot!
July 9, 2018 12:53 pm|
What a creative writer you are
July 9, 2018 1:06 pm|
Very tightly told. Sad story that echoes around the world. I wish it weren’t a reverie though!
July 9, 2018 1:44 pm|
Aah! this was painful.I wish she wasn’t dreaming and her agonies came to an end.
July 9, 2018 1:55 pm|
I really hope that she gets the courage to be bring an end to the abuse. Well written.
July 9, 2018 2:31 pm|
Sadly stunning. Help is needed here.
July 9, 2018 2:41 pm|
She should turn dream into reality. Very well narrated Shilpa!
July 9, 2018 3:27 pm|
Let’s hope she has the courage to turn her dreams into reality. Such is the fate of many.
July 9, 2018 5:34 pm|
I always love your Flash fiction!! I hope her dream turns into reality and she is saved from the monster.
July 9, 2018 5:51 pm|
A scary story but really well told. I loved the way you combined the dream catcher too.
July 9, 2018 7:02 pm|
I wish she does that. If not kill him, kill her feeling of silently tolerating all that abuse.
A good one, Shilpa and exactly what I love about your fiction.
July 9, 2018 7:19 pm|
Wow – loved this one!
July 9, 2018 8:59 pm|
July 10, 2018 1:26 am|
Hope her dream comes true and she really kills the monster.
Great story in a few words, Shilpa.
Sadly, this is a true story for many…
July 10, 2018 1:30 am|
For her sake, I hope she finds the opportunity and the courage to turn her dreams into reality.
July 10, 2018 6:21 am|
Often we get the strength to put an end to the evil that has been haunting us since ages.
July 10, 2018 8:30 am|
Nightmare indeed, nice presentation.
July 10, 2018 9:54 am|
Outstanding Shilpa. How can someone create such a depth with just a few words?
I hope she will gather all her courage and stand up and come out of it as a winner..a free bird
July 10, 2018 10:09 am|
I so wish that she would make her daydreams a reality! Intense narration, Shilpa. Loved it!
July 10, 2018 12:25 pm|
Oh…That poor girl. May her find peace and love in her life. Brilliant take on the prompt. Really loved it.
July 10, 2018 5:38 pm|
I so much want her dream to stand true as she kills the monster out! These prompt phrases and you few lines framed a complete story in my mind shilpa!
July 10, 2018 5:39 pm|
I so much want her dream to stand true as she kills the monster out! These prompt phrases and you few lines framed a complete story in my mind shilpa! Kudos
July 11, 2018 12:00 am|
Larger than the life nightmares and imaginations can ruin the life with fear taking over the positivity completely.
July 11, 2018 10:50 am|
Glad the monstor is crushed, as years of abuse comes to an end 🙂
July 11, 2018 11:11 am|
So much in so little words! At times all it takes a bit of conviction and courage!
July 11, 2018 5:34 pm|
True. Noone really cares to look into the post trauma impact on the victim.
July 11, 2018 7:44 pm|
Hope she is able to face her fears and it doesnt just remain a dream.
July 12, 2018 10:05 am|
I believe she will soon overcome her fears!
July 12, 2018 11:42 am|
Oh god. You have created such a scene in just a few words. Awesome.
July 16, 2018 1:02 pm|
I hope she can run away,