A Fantasy Story

Sarah had a strange premonition. She felt like something was about to happen, but she couldn’t quite put her finger on it. She decided to take a walk into town to clear her head. As she walked, she found herself in a dream-like state and she couldn’t shake the strange feeling.

Suddenly, Sarah heard a sound coming from a nearby record store that drew her to it. She walked in and saw a stack of old vinyl records. She was drawn to one in particular, and when she picked it up, she felt a strange energy emanating from it.

Sarah bought the record, took it home, and put it on her record player. As the music began to play, she felt herself slipping into a trance. She felt like she was being taken somewhere else, somewhere far away, but decided to close her eyes and go with the flow.

She found herself in a strange place. She was surrounded by a group of people wearing brightly colored clothes and dancing to the music coming from a nearby scud. She realized that she had been transported to a trendy underground club.

Sarah spent the night dancing and having a great time. As the night came to an end, she realized that the premonition she had felt earlier had come true. She had been taken to a place where she could be herself and have fun.

When Sarah opened her eyes she found herself in her bed wearing a sweatsuit and her favorite pair of socks, and smiled. She knew that she had experienced something special, even though it was just a fantasy vision, and she was grateful for the premonition that had brought her there.


Written for these daily prompts: Fandango’s One Word Challenge (premonition), My Vivid Blog (vinyl), The Daily Spur (trance), Your Daily Word Prompt (scud), Word of the Day Challenge (trendy), and Ragtag Daily Prompt (sock).


PLEASE READ THIS:

I have a confession to make. I did not write this post. I’ve been reading a little about ChatGPT, AI (artificial intelligence) writing apps, and I was curious if they were any good. I downloaded an app called Genie to my iPhone. Genie is an OpenAl ChatGPT powered by GPT-3. I opened up the app and typed “Write a story with the words premonition, trance, vinyl, scud, sock, and trendy.” This post is what Genie came up with. I’d be interested to hear your comments about this AI-generated post.

Truthful Tuesday — Love at First Sight

Di, of Pensitivity101, is our host for Truthful Tuesday. This week, Di asks us:

Do you believe in love at first sight.
Have you experienced it?
Did it last?

My short answers are yes, yes, and yes. I wrote a post on Valentine’s Day in 2021 that was my personal love at first sight story, so rather than cut and paste it here, I’m going to provide a link to that post here.

Rory’s Morning Dawdler — 01/10/23

Rory, the king of questions, also known as the Autistic Composter, has come up with a new series of questions that he calls “The Morning Dawdler.” He poses four questions three times a week, questions he says are “inspired by life, humor, conversations and observations, town life, blog posts, writers, gardening, news stories, television, entertainment, and human curiosity, and so on.”

Here are Rory’s four morning dawdler questions for today.

Can you find the the mistake in this lineup A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H,I,J,K,L,M,N,O,P,Q,R,S,T,U,V,W,X,Y,Z?

  1. This is a trick question and there is no mistake in this lineup, or
  2. Grammatically, the question mark should be after the word “lineup” instead of after the letter Z, or
  3. I’m tired and my eyes are only seeing what my brain expects them to see, which happens to me a lot when I’m proofreading my draft posts.

What old fashioned way of doing things is better than how they are currently done?

Using the written language where people didn’t use emojis or acronyms instead of words to express themselves. I mean seriously, WTF? 🤣 LOL!

Are we consuming too much information and data and is the modern world bad for us?

I think, between 24-hour cable news networks, smartphone newsfeeds, Twitter, and other electronic media sources, we are continually bombarded with information and data, and the biggest problem is with the credibility of much of it. There are too many “sources” that are deliberately spreading misinformation and lies and many people are too lazy to verify that what they’ve read or heard is actually legitimate and factual.

If global warming continues, what will happen in the future?

What future?

Fandango’s Story Starter #80

It’s time for my weekly Story Starter prompt. Here’s how it works. Every Tuesday morning (my time), I’m going to give you a “teaser” sentence and your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to build a story (prose or poetry) around that sentence. It doesn’t have to be the first sentence in your story, and you don’t even have to use it in your post at all if you don’t want to. The purpose of the teaser is simply to spark your imagination and to get your storytelling juices flowing.

This week’s Story Starter teaser is:

Once his dream of a life together with her faded as he realized that his love for her was unrequited, he knew he had to …

If you care to write and post a story built from this teaser, be sure to link back to this post and to tag your post with #FSS. I would also encourage you to read and enjoy what your fellow bloggers do with their stories.

And most of all, have fun.

FOWC with Fandango — Premonition

FOWC

It’s January 10, 2023. Welcome to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (U.S.).

Today’s word is “premonition.”

Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.

Once you are done, tag your post with #FOWC and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Please check to confirm that your pingback is there. If not, please manually add your link in the comments.

And be sure to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this prompt. Show them some love.