Write the World

Write the World

A Story by VALORMORE DE PLUME
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Flash Fiction (under 500 words)

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Write the World

From the

Mindscapes

Of

Valormore

 

As the light begins to lift the veil of darkness, we see as usual, Mrs. Pritchard delivering water to her potted greenery. She knows that as the day destroys the night, one by one, each thirsty bud will explode into its full color with dazzling delight. The pride of their bosom is on display for all to see.

Down the lazy street, past the homes of still sleeping dreamers, Mr. Dover erects another wind catching whirly-gig. This nocturnal artisan fashioned the likeness of a cat chasing a rat around a maze of scenic track, awaiting a breeze that will rotate the propeller and set the scene in action. With a wide yawn, he retires to the comfort of his bed, to sleep the day away.

Around the corner, Steve Jarvey pulls back the draperies to allow the breaking dawn to fill his kitchen with warmth as he sips his java concoction and peruse the daily news.

The eager screeching children make their way along maple lined streets, skipping and laughing, joined by smiling faces from the homes along the way, forming a procession of  joy, toward the schoolyard.

Otis Caldwell makes his rounds, dropping letters of salutation in each mailbox.

Daisy Dunken strolls along on her morning walk, waving and wiggling, flaunting and jiggling as she goes, to the delight of the men folk. The women look her up and down, pulling back their envious moans to recite with reluctance, ‘Morning Daisy,’ as she passes.

Birds are singing their halleluiah songs while raiding Mr. Downey’s orchard.

This lovely little town is my favorite place in the entire world, to write about. Because I am the town reporter and newspaper publisher, it is my joyous daily duty to journal the jovial jocularity.

However, what fiendish furry is this explosive dissertation assaulting my ears and disrupting the tranquil quiet? Is it a raucous roar of some cauldron-stirring witch, breaking my concentration?

~*~

Johnny, are you going to look for a job today? Will you stop putting silly words on paper, and put some food on the table? You’re thirty-eight years old and sit in that damn room, day and night, doing god knows what. I’m getting old. Someday I’ll be dead. Then what are you going to do? Are you writing about that stupid, lame, imaginary town again? Don’t you know by now, you can’t write the world into being the way you want it?

Johnny says, “I know mom.”

Although he is thinking, ‘I’d rather live in my world than yours.

He leaves the house with reluctance, to sit in the park and write some more.

The camera pulls back for in increasing wide shot to reveal Johnny's little town is the one place on Earth not destroyed by the meteor impact. It will remain as long as he writes the world.

 

THE END

By

Valormore De Plume

 

 

 

  

    


© 2014 VALORMORE DE PLUME



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I like the twilight Zone ending, but it's a rather sweet, engaging story without it. Things were not as idyllic as they seemed, but that's not unlike my filtered memories of the sleepy little town I grew up in. Poor Johnny and his artist's heart is like so many of us. An excellent 500 word story, and one that I found quite good and interesting.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

VALORMORE DE PLUME

2 Years Ago

Thank you Samuel, for reading and commenting.



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A concise and interesting story. Well done! :)

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

VALORMORE DE PLUME

8 Months Ago

Thank you Bushra Naqshbandi, for reading and commenting.
reminded me of the times as a kid,when i raided the old maids across the road
and stole apples from there trees ..

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

VALORMORE DE PLUME

2 Years Ago

Thank you wordman, for reading and commenting.
 wordman

2 Years Ago

my pleasure
What a great read, good job! Your choice of words is fantastic and the ending is quite awesome! Thanks for writing this.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

VALORMORE DE PLUME

2 Years Ago

Thank you Nick, for reading and commenting.
I like the twilight Zone ending, but it's a rather sweet, engaging story without it. Things were not as idyllic as they seemed, but that's not unlike my filtered memories of the sleepy little town I grew up in. Poor Johnny and his artist's heart is like so many of us. An excellent 500 word story, and one that I found quite good and interesting.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

VALORMORE DE PLUME

2 Years Ago

Thank you Samuel, for reading and commenting.
Excellent...just unbelievable able...you certainly are talented...I need to study with you!

Posted 3 Years Ago


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VALORMORE DE PLUME

3 Years Ago

Thank you LadyAnn.
LadyAnn68

3 Years Ago

moat welcome..my pleasure to read you!
That's very good. JOhnny does an excellent job od describing his town and the people in it. Someday he'll be a famous writer and his mother will pretend she encouoraged him all along.

Posted 3 Years Ago


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VALORMORE DE PLUME

3 Years Ago

Thank you Marie, I like the way you think.

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