The Bespectacled Mother

The Dream Contract

For years, I had harboured the dream of becoming the queen of the tinsel town. The new contract in my hand promised me just that. It was a jackpot. I tore it off. Aiming to hit the bin, I gave it a flight. I missed the aim. In that moment, the crumpled paper and the tinsel meant nothing to me. Or did it? The voice inside me yelled, “You FOOL!”.

I stood up and dialed the agent’s number, “Ludwig! Can you arrange another copy of the contract? The first one got into an irretrievable state.” The other voice said, “As you say Madam.”

This is the first time I am doing a pure fiction piece within a word limit.

Linking this post with 100 word challenge hosted by Julia Skinner


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23 thoughts on “The Dream Contract

  1. Wow! Good one for a first one. Done wonderfully Anamika πŸ™‚

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  2. A great take and compelling write beautifully and in an engaging manner.

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  3. susanfaw on said:

    I think we all have a waste bin like that one! hahaha mine is mostly overflowing!

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  4. That was brilliantly done, Anamika. I didn’t feel that this is your first fiction piece. Tell me the truth Anamika, have you been cooking up fictions behind our backs? πŸ™‚

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  5. and u say that this is your maiden attempt ? huh ! So well written. I wonder how perfect it would be in the coming days πŸ™‚ congratulations.

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  6. What a fantastic take on the prompt! Really creative & having taken it that way you put a twist in. I wasn’t sure if she was going for it or not. I do hope you will share you work on 100wcgu again!

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  7. Smarika on said:

    aaha.. good one.. I wonder what the story before and after the script would be… Quite thought provoking πŸ™‚

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  8. Most interesting, Anamika. I feel like I want to know more! Well done!

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  9. Thejaswini on said:

    Beautifully written Anamika. All the very best for ur new style πŸ™‚

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  10. conflicted dreams? very intriguing! so glad you wrote!

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  11. Soul Talk on said:

    Very well-crafted, Anamika! I think the word limit makes it all the more challenging…I am already looking forward to your next one πŸ™‚

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