The old man shook the sleeping couple.  “Wake up!”
“Where … who …”  Denis was too groggy to be coherent.

“Quick, what did you dream?” The old man fired the question at him.
“Thundering waterfall … vast caves … blue eyes … a song.”

“And you, Katya?
“Bottomless chasm … silk … shining city … white stallion.”

The old man stared at them both for a minute, then solemnly announced, “Your dreams say we must travel far.”
“But the forest door …”  Katya reminded him.

“At the end of our quest.  It will be many moons before we return to these woods.  Now prepare.  Tomorrow we begin our journey.”

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Marianna Pieterse
Marianna Pieterse (@marianna-pieterse)
1 year ago

Juma, this is another captivating piece. I cannot wait for the sequel! This is getting more and more interesting. Well done, once again!

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo (@lotchie-carmelo)
1 year ago

Juma, this gets more fascinating and interesting. I love it. 

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Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo (@lotchie-carmelo)
10 months ago
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You’re welcome, Juma.

Carrie OLeary
Carrie OLeary (@carrie-oleary)
1 year ago

Another interesting instalment. Pity it wasn’t a 350 word competition so you could get them all in one.

Carrie OLeary
Carrie OLeary (@carrie-oleary)
10 months ago
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Yes, serialised stories seem to be the thing at the moment. I’m sure that I saw that Amazon is starting something new where they are serialising stories, but I can’t find the link now.

Eric Radcliffe
Eric Radcliffe (@eric-radcliffe)
1 year ago

Hello Juma, I trust all is well with You. So many questions! A very tantalizing 100 words!

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Daisy Blacklock
Daisy Blacklock (@daisy-blacklock)
1 year ago

These stories are so intriguing!

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