100 Word Story – Friday Fictioneers – The Tower of Dreams.

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She grew up seeing that tower across the bay and it taunted her. The orphanage was on the seafront in the town of Ryde on the Isle of Wight. Everyone seemed to want to go to the Isle of Wight, on holidays and weekend breaks. She would see families walking along the pier or playing on the beach. Life seemed to torment her with things that were beyond her reach.

Finally, she’d saved up enough money and escaped the Island. She was standing at the Tower of her childhood dreams. This had represented everything to her as a child. Freedom.

[100 words]

This story was written for the Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

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19 October 2018


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26 thoughts on “100 Word Story – Friday Fictioneers – The Tower of Dreams.”

  1. Dear Kristian,

    I’ve never been to the Isle of Wight but whenever I hear the name I hear Paul McCartney singing, “Every summer we can rent a cottage in the Isle of Wight, if it’s not too dear.” 😉
    In any event, I hope this means life is getting better for your orphan. I suspect if she’s been able to realize one dream, she’s a strong woman who will realize many more of them. Nice upbeat story.



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  2. I often look across at the white cliffs of the Isle of Wight from the town where I live. Your character sounds like a determined young woman, who will no doubt realise all her dreams.

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