50 Word Thursday’s #32 – All Things are Possible – A story in 250 Word.

Debbie Whittam sets this challenge every Thursday, to write a poem or story in 50 words, or multiples of 50 up to a maximum of 250 words, inspired by a picture and include some particular lines.

This is the story I wrote last week:


Around here, anything’s possible.- Cherie Priest’s Boneshaker

All Things are Possible

‘Just like two peas In a pod’ People said. My Twin and I were Identical before life separated us. I stayed at home and he went to study Architecture in Rome.

I had given up hope of having a different life. Mine was a life of drudgery, I woke up at six, went to the office, came home, ate then went to bed. Then over and over like some kind of Groundhog Day.

Then one day, as I was walking down a dark alley,  A man appeared suddenly. He was wearing a green long-tailed coat and fingerless gloves. He reminded me of a character from a book by Charles Dickens, like Ebenezer Scrooge, except he was grinning at me in a friendly manner and not rubbing his hands together shouting ‘Bah Humbug’.

 “Tell me, my boy,” he said, in a booming voice “What wish would you like me to grant you? Name it, and it’s yours.”

I decided to play along.

“Well, my Brother is in Rome, and I’d love to visit him. I’ve always wanted to see Rome. Can you make that happen?” I asked withholding my scepticism.

Easy as Apple pie my good fellow” The man then snapped his fingers.

We no longer stood in the alleyway, I stared in wonder at a grand white marble building.

The man laughed at my expression and said “You see. Around here, anything’s possible.”

“Where are we then?” I asked.

“In your dreams, of course” He said, and everything went black.

Copyright: Kristian Fogarty 20/December/2018

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People are far too complicated to be able to describe in a few words so I am not even going to try.

10 thoughts on “50 Word Thursday’s #32 – All Things are Possible – A story in 250 Word.”

  1. I’ll be looking for this Scrooge in my dreams. 😉 It’s nice when you can travel in your dreams like that like lucid dreaming where you can make a choice. Sometimes I feel yanked around from one place to another with no warning. 🙂

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