Short Story Slam Week 7

Short Story Slam Week 7:

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As a loner, being single and unemployed, John makes a living by buying used books from college students /professors with least costs and resells them to book stores, he always reads fictions before he lets them go, especially books on fantast or magic,  and he enjoys  day dreaming and  believes in magic!

Now he is 45, yet has never touched a woman and not sure how to get one, precisely, he believes that magical adventure is his lifetime love, women are either too bossy or too dependent to arouse his interests…

This summer is super long for John, he is aging and his one room apartment is not organized, the increased temperature makes his life almost unbearable…

“Can magic happen to me? I wish for some excitements…” John murmurs to himself, laying in his single old bed, on this last day of July.

That’s when a strong wind comes knocking at his door, and a force flows in and takes him.

John is flying, with no wings!

He feels like screaming, yet has no strength to let out a cry.

The next thing he knows is that he is on a coconut tree in a jungle, about 20 feet high, with a ripen banana in his hand, and he smells like monkey.  His face turns RED when he finds himself naked, with a group of monkeys standing below the tree, grinning at him.

John is not sure what to do. He wishes to dig a hole and dive in…after a few seconds of embarrassment, he decides to jump down and kill himself…and he throws the banana toward another tree, and lets himself fall, toward the ground.

He is ready to die.

But, half way from the ground, something snatched John and again, he is flying, this time with a strange bird under his body.

Strong wind hits his cheeks, his face changes shape and he feels like screaming again, but no voice comes out of his mouth!

When John eventually has his feet on earth, he hears soft music, and more startling, he is dancing with the fairest lady on earth, near a beach…only two of them, under the romantic moon light…

“I’ve never learned how to dance.”  John tries to stop what he is doing.

“You dance like a pro.” Her voice is sweet, making his heart jump!

“Who are you? Why are we here?” John tries to find his conciseness, blushing…

“I’m your friend.”  She smiles, putting her body closer to John.


John has this strange feeling, he is doing something he has never wished to do or has no desire to do, yet, he has lost his courage to stop doing it.  A shock of electivity flashes cross his body and he has to admit that he actually loves it.

The air smells of wine and a cloud hides half of the moon.

The music has stopped itself, and John and his friend have stopped dancing at the same time.

“I have to go home.”  John tells himself.

But his hands has pulled his friend closer,  and he squeezes her cheeks gently and begins to kiss her.

John  finds himself laying at his same old bed, all sweaty when the ring of the doorbell wakes him up.  It’s a client who wishes to sell him his used books.

He still recalls what has happened to him, and it is in his dream.

PS: this is a fiction, hope that you enjoy reading it.

I Had It Out of My Mission ( 4 Thursday Poets Rally Week 39)

I have a dream of fantasy,

I handled it with passion,

As my heart outgrows the fancy,

I had it out of my mission.

Now I can have peaceful sleep

so that my day is full of musical beep.


As if in eternity I have been,

I treasure the full blossom of my imagination,

Blue sky against fluffy clouds,

Rock and roll music with excited crowds.

Hillside with green grasses,

Pecan trees and poetic masses.

My entry 4 Thursday Poets Rally Week 39, please link your entry via the link below:

March Birthday Celebrations In Our Community: Please visit the following poets to give your greetings, Happy (Belated) Birthday!

March 1, Christine:

March 3,  Aleza,

March, 7, Yogesh iBeingMe:

March 13, Datsme:

March 27, Amanda (buttercup):

March 28, Someone Is Special at Few Miles



Magpie Tale-The List of Magpie Tale Participants, A Fantasy

It is July, it’s raining hard outside. Min and Kevin, sister and brother, who are aged at 8 and 10 keep shifting their eyes from the computer screen to take a look at the window next to them.

Their mother is out working; their father has gone to a business trip.  They were told to stay at home by themselves, and they are playing a computer game called “Magpie Tale”, in which they can invent their own adventures and have fun.

They are given a glass globe at the moment, there are three fish floating in water, plus a hand shaped red coral in the center of the ball.

Just as Min and Kevin begin to think about what kind of adventure they could have with the given prompt.



Suddenly, the old oak tree in the backyard of their house is cut by the lightening and heavy branches of trees fall and hit the roof of the house.

The electricity is out! The computer screen turned blank and black.

“Help.” Min screams.

“The roof is leaking.” Kevin cries as he pulls his sister from the chair trying to find a spot to stay and remain safe.


The door to their backyard swings open and stormy water jumps in along with the mighty and angry wind, min and Kevin are swept down on the floor.

“I am dying.” Both of them holler inside as their room is flooded with water from all directions.

“Where am I?” Min notices a big fish in the water with herself floating in a round shaped ball.

“What happened?” Kevin sees a small fish in front of him while he is swimming in water inside a closed ball.

“I am a fish in the computer prompt.”  Both Min and Kevin wiggle their tails as they stare at one another in amazement, they are the fish in the prompt, they have left their parents and can not go home any more.

“Hello, Min and Kevin.” A noble voice came from behind and they see another fish.

“Who are you?” Kevin tries to be brave, because he knows that this fish is the only hope to save him and his sister in order for them to go back to human life.

“I am the Master of imagination.” The gold fish keeps winking at Min, while he answers Kevin’s question.

“Can you help us out? My sister and I want to be a normal boy and a normal girl, we don’t want to live inside this small limited space with No computers or home cooked meals.”

Kevin softens his voice, trying to be nice.

“Sorry, I can’t help.” The Master of imagination turns away, ignoring Kevin.

“Why? Please, I know you can. At least let us know how we can make it work.” Min rushes to the Master’s side, she does a beautiful dance around the master.


“Look at me, I need YOUR HELP.” Min blows a bubble toward the Master.

“The list of magpie tale participants, do you have it?”

“Of course not.”

“mmm..” The master stops, “alright, I will give you the addresses of all of those kids or Magpie Tale participants, both of you must visit all of them, one by one, read their adventures on this particular prompt and reflect what you have learned from them. Once you have reported all the adventures previous players have gotten, you will win freedom to go home, new game players will be coming in to replace you. Got me?”

“Thank you very much. “ Min and Kevin give a sign of relief.

And the following are adventures or magpie tales they have visited before they are given freedom to go home.

1. She Writes
2. A New Day
3. Catalyst
4. David
5. Shigune Matsui
6. Berowne
7. Jane Jones
8. Aoife. Troxel
9. Tumblewords
10. mother sparrow
11. Joanny the dowser’s daughter
12. Crusty Crone
13. Amy
14. Amy tries again
15. suz
16. Angela NZ
17. ~ T~
18. phil
19. Helen
20. sheri
21. Maha
22. Kathe
23. Kuyer Judd
24. Katherine
25. willow
26. Peg
27. Elise Everyday Goddess
28. Susan Sonnen
29. Christine
30. The Bug
31. Kathryn Byer
32. Yemalla
33. Crystal Mary
34. Melinda Owens
35. Strauss
36. rel
37. Little hat
38. Lyn
39. brian miller
40. Nathalie (spacedlaw)
41. A letter to God
42. JC
43. Sam Liu
44. Lisa B
45. Ronda Laveen
46. shakira
47. Jennifer
48. Carmen’s Chronicles
49. Teri
50. Sharon Ingraham
51. You’re next!

You are next, go on and enjoy the fun!


This Is Jingle’s entry for Magpie Tale at

Magpie Tale

Hello, How are YOU?

Today’s kids play so much computer games,

Jingle combined the fact and the wish to write a

magpie tale so that we have a story, a fantasy to enjoy.

hope that you enjoy my entry, and please FEEL FREE

to visit all pareticipants so that you see a whole picture of

what everyone is doing. cheers!

Happy Tuesday to you All!

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