England, Dream on!

Avatar Author: Funky Chunky *Always* feel free to write sequels or prequels to my stories. I love reading where other writers take my ideas. I was born in 1961 (old codger). I started writing for fun over Christmas 2011. I was recommended Ficly b... Read Bio

…Somebody else had done that before she got there. “How long’s this going to go on for?” , she wondered.

Minding her own business, she munched on the cheese and bread – it was stale. No surprise there, then. Then she lay down on the fluffily soft sofabed that was artfully designed to unfold into a shower cubicle to save space in the tiny ‘onebed’ she called home.

Just as she was trying to squeeze into her brightly adorned, newly acquired shoes, it hit. The micro-machine-filled missile landed surprisingly sedately through her bedroom window with a soft ‘plop’. Not knowing what it was, she cautiously examined it, but did not notice the grey powder that seemed to be oozing out of the bottom of the device…

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  1. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    Well, that took a decided turn for the weird and sci-fi. That was a bit jarring, since the prequel stayed pretty vague on that sort of stuff. Trying to get over that to appreciate what else is going on. I did like the idea of her squeezing into the shoes, that the conveniently purloined footwear might not be just the right size. The second paragraph might benefit from some clean-up, like a semi-colon instead of a dash in that first sentence.

    Lots of fun and potential here, and cool that you took such a leap off the other ficly. Just a bit of cleaning to do.

  2. Avatar Funky Chunky

    Thanks for the input, THX. I’ll see what I can do.

    Would you consider doing an alternative sequel to England’s Dreaming? It might be fun to compare different directions the story might take.

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