She sat on the porch looking up at the sky. She was engrossed in admiring the night sky. Suddenly, she noticed a change in the atmosphere and a distant light approaching her. Startled, she wondered what it was. As the light came closer, she could see an image. She was taken aback to see a flying carpet and a man seated on it.

“Oh! I’m dreaming. Someone, please wake me up,” she whispered.
“No, you’re not dreaming. It’s real,” the man said.

He stretched his hand to her. Still in shock, she gave her hand to him and he helped her on board. She staggered onto the carpet. He held her and gently helped her sit. As they flew off, a portal opened and they went through it. Jessica had never seen a beautiful place like that before. Everywhere glittered like diamonds in the sky. The rainbow stood above the town like a giant arch. The people looked cheerful and unperturbed. They flew past mountains, valleys and waterfalls.

“Wow! This is beautiful, ” she exclaimed.
He looked at her and nodded with a smile.

They passed through a dark place. She asked him why there was no light there. He told her that that was where the evil ones were banished and there was a huge invisible wall that separated them. They came to a garden. It was the most beautiful garden Jessica had ever seen.
“Wow! This is pristine beauty, a wonder of the world,” she exclaimed with eyes wide open.

The carpet flew down and he reached for the peony, took some in his hands and handed them over to her.

“Oh! These are beautiful. Thank you,” she enthused.
“They are a symbol of good luck and prosperity,” he said smiling.

They flew away and through a portal back to her home. He held her hand and helped her down.

“What’s your name?” she asked.
“I’m Youseff,” he answered.

“Am I going to see you again?” she asked.
“Yes, when the stars ask me to,” he replied.

The carpet flew away and out of sight.

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

    A very cute little story, Thompson. I do wish someone would come and whisk me away for a magic carpet ride. I’ll add that to my bucket list underneath seeing the Aurora Borealis. Well done.

    Linda Rock
    Linda Rock(@linda-rock)
    1 year ago

    Some lovely imagery here, Thompson. I’m hoping the two in your story do meet again. An enjoyable read.

    Christer Norrlof
    Christer Norrlof(@christer-norrlof)
    1 year ago

    I liked your beautiful story, Thompson. It’s very romantic and reminds me of The Arabian Nights. I was smiling as I read it because I recently had a dream very similar to your story. I was riding a carpet, high above the landscape, being able to steer by lifting the corners of the carpet. I guess you understand what a happy dream it was, judging from how you wrote your story. You… Read more »

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

    Hello, Thompson. It was a lovely, fun and magical story. How I wish to experience the magic carpet ride. I love and enjoyed it so much. Well done.

    Lotchie Carmelo
    Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
    Reply to  Thompson Emate
    1 year ago

    You are welcome, Thompson.

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