‘Fiction In A Flash Challenge 2021.’ Week #37 Entry Part 4) by Anita Dawes @jaydawes2 #IARTG #WritingPrompts #WritingCommunity #FlashFiction

Hello everyone and a warm welcome to Entry PART 4) for my weekly: “Fiction in A Flash Challenge 2021.” Week #37.

Today I’m featuring a contribution from by Anita Dawes & Jaye Marie.

Last week I set the following Challenge:

Hello everyone and welcome to my new “Fiction in A Flash Challenge!” Each week I’ll be featuring an image and inviting you to write a Flash Fiction or Non-Fiction piece inspired by that image in any format and genre of your choosing.  Maximum word count: 750 words.

Here is the image prompt and the contribution.

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What would you do if a strange door popped up in your bedroom?
A weird twilight moment
There are no signs, yet I feel it screaming, stay out, do not enter.
How many of us can resist the temptation?
Slowly, I push the door open, stepping into the dark space.
In the blink of an eye, I find myself in the centre of London.
Standing in Trafalgar Square, Nelson towering over me,
Four black lions standing guard, tour buses,
on their way to show eager eyes the Queen’s House
with its high black gated railings
Smart soldiers stand ready while the Queen sleeps,
Flag flying high on the pole.
There is plenty of culture for those who wish it.
Street art drawn with bright colored chalk.
Step inside the History Museum,
see how small you feel against the giant dinosaurs.
Sit on the pews of St Martins Church
Take a rest before going on to Piccadilly,
where Eros stands with bow and arrow in hand
Ride the London Eye, high above the River Thames.
Take a red bus to where you left the strange door,
hoping it’s on the tourist route…

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13 thoughts on “‘Fiction In A Flash Challenge 2021.’ Week #37 Entry Part 4) by Anita Dawes @jaydawes2 #IARTG #WritingPrompts #WritingCommunity #FlashFiction

  1. A grand tour of London, Anita. When I was there, the London cabbies were renowned for knowing everything about the city. We were stopped by the Nelson memorial, and I asked the cabbie who the British were fighting in the Battle of Trafalgar. He didn’t know, so he stopped and asked a group of Cabbies. Of course, it was Spain and France. He gave me kudos for being a Yank with a brain. (I get that was good)

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      1. Me too, Kirsten. I was in Scotland in June of 2018. I was visiting my paternal grandparent’s birthplace in Port Soy and Glaskow. I fell in love with the Highlands, Edinburgh, and Port Soy. London cabbies were always very friendly especially when this yank stepped off the curb looking the wrong way.

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