Dreams Can Come True..Flash Fiction

Days passed. The world was watching the story unfold on T.V.

She was drifting off to sleep when a loud knock at the door startled her. " Now who can that be this late at night? " Quickly donning her robe, then peering through the peephole, she sees a policeman looking glum.

Beverly is a young woman twenty five and has lived alone since graduating from college. She is beautiful in a sophisticated kind of way. Long brown hair that she keeps pulled up with several types of clasps. Sparkling brown eyes, a petit body with just the right amount of curves in the right places.

Her job is the assistant editor at the local, small town newspaper.

She's single by choice, never completely finding anyone that even came close to her expectation's. Her mother and father were good, down to earth people who owned a small mom and pop grocery store in the town where she and her only brother, Ken were born.


Ken is two years older, and a world traveler working for The International Peace Corps.

She opened the door expecting some kind of fearful news, and she was right. The policeman informed her that her brother's airplane was missing. Bev cried out in despair, " Have you told mom and dad? " He told her that he thought she would want to tell them. She thanked him and quickly dressed, driving to their home across town. After telling them, they all held each other tightly and said a silent prayer.

Days passed. The world was watching the story unfold on national T V.

Bev thought of their childhood when she and Ken were so very close, telling each other what they wanted to do when they grew up. She remembered Ken always saying, " I want to travel and see the world. "

They were raised in a family who believed the old cliché, " Those who pray together, stay together. "



It wasn't long before Isis claimed responsibility for the missing aircraft when debris of the crash were spotted afloat in the Caspian Sea.

Six months had passed when Bev began to have nightly dreams. They were always about the same man. They would meet in a hide-away place and talk into the wee hours, making plans for a future together and making passionate love. When she awoke she felt embarrassed. She'd never had these feelings before.

Tonight she'd gone to bed early and was sleeping soundly when she was awakened by a hard knock on the door. Thinking, " Now who can that be at this late hour? " She donned her robe, peered through the peephole and saw a man who looked somewhat familiar, but his back was turned toward the door. She turned the porch light on and yelled, " Turn around so I can see who you are! "

Ken turned around, smiling, hardly able to contain his excitement. She opened the door and they fell into each others arm's, Laughing and crying hysterically.

He told her about his survival. He'd managed to swim ashore. The lifesaver he had on saved his life. He was the only survivor. When he finally reached shore he passed out from complete exhaustion.

When he awoke, he was looking into the eye's of an Isis terrorist who was on the run from the so called ' evil forces ' He told Ken that he'd made a terrible mistake joining the group, all he wanted to do was go back home to America.

They both were picked up by an American airplane and taken to a place where they were interrogated and placed in confinement until they were cleared.

Ken asked Bev, " Do you want to meet my friend Johnny? " She was completely surprised and yelled, " Yes, oh yes. " He went to the door and motioned for Johnny who was patiently waiting in the car. When he entered the room she ran to him, holding him in her arms. When she pulled back and looked into his eye's she was speechless. He was the man in her reoccurring dreams.

They all went to mom and dad's house for a reunion filled with unspeakable joy.

bev looked at Johnny and said, " Do you remember me? Oh never mind. I have a story to tell you that will blow your mind!!

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Venkatachari M 6 months ago from Hyderabad, India

Great story. You have done it so interesting and beautiful, Ruby! Your skill in telling flash fiction is very good. Enjoyed a lot.


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always exploring 6 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Ven. I'm so glad you enjoy my flash fiction. I appreciate your comment's on all my hubs. Thank you so much...


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billybuc 6 months ago from Olympia, WA

Blow your mind for sure!!!! I'm not sure he's ready to hear that story. LOL Great fun, my friend.


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clivewilliams 6 months ago from Nibiru

Very nice...plane crashes seems to be the order of the day these days though.


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always exploring 6 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hi Bill, I'm sure he'll run as fast as he can. LOL. Thank you.


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always exploring 6 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Clive, it seems about everyday a plane crashes. Thanks for the ' very nice ' comment.


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Genna East 6 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

What a great twist, Ruby. A happy ending for Bev and Ken. I wonder what Johnny's reaction will be when Bev shares her story with him. And I loved the music, "We Are The World." Wonderful stuff, my friend. :-)


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Frank Atanacio 6 months ago from Shelton

my goodness always.. you are certainly developing that pull for flash fiction.. amazing


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Jodah 6 months ago from Queensland Australia

Nice story with a feel good happy ending, Ruby. I bet Johnny was surprised when Bev ran into his arms at their first meeting. :)


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always exploring 6 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Genna, I absolutely had no idea where I was going with this story. when I wrote the first sentence. ( Which was a writing prompt from Creative Writing.com ) It was a little far out, but I had fun. Johnny will either run or fall in love. lol. Thank you. I'm glad you liked the video, one of my favorites....Hugs..


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always exploring 6 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hi Frank, I do love writing flash fiction. I guess it suits my attention span. LOL. Thank you much...


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mckbirdbks 6 months ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Hello Ruby. What an interesting and international story. Action, love, mystery, you put it all into play and in such a short space. Bravo, Ruby bravo.


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Ericdierker 6 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Really cool. Great job reeling me in. You make one want to dream.


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always exploring 6 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hi John. My imagination went around a dangerous curve with this tale. lol. I'm not sure Johnny will like my story, but I'm glad you did. Thank you...


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always exploring 6 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hi Mike, I'm beginning to see why you and so many writers love to write. It gives me the most joyful feeling to create a story. Who would have ' thunk' it? Poetry is my first love but flash fiction is a close second. I'm so glad you liked this one. Two bravos! Thank you..Hugs.


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always exploring 6 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Eric, dreams can come true, it can happen to you if you're young at heart. I'm happy that I reeled you in. Thank you...


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Faith Reaper 6 months ago from southern USA

Wow, Ruby, you've done it again ...producing such a wonderful tale of intrigue, sadness, joy, the possibility of romance and dreams coming true, all intertwined with a terrorist plot! You've obviously mastered flash fiction, and that is no easy feat.

Sharing all around

Peace and blessings always


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always exploring 6 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hi Theresa, Wow, thank you! Your comment is very encouraging and really appreciated. I dearly love thinking up an intriguing plot that, hopefully, others will enjoy reading. Always good to see you.

Peace, happiness and blessings.


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Shyron E Shenko 6 months ago

Ruby, my gem of a friend, you never disappoint, this is awesome.

Blessings and hugs.


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manatita44 6 months ago from london

Wow! Ruby! I'm jealous now. I'm lagging far behind. WoW! Awesome Flash!


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always exploring 6 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Shyron, I'm glad you are not disappointed when you come to read my hub's. Thank you for the ' awesome ' comment.

Blessings and hugs...


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always exploring 6 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hi Manatita, You have been away, you'll catch up. Thanks for the . awesome flash comment...


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fpherj48 6 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Ruby my talented friend.....you certainly can spin a wonderful tale of romance, mystery & some chaos! Bravo for your success in putting it altogether into one fine story! Peace, Paula


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always exploring 6 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Paula. Thank you so much for reading and your bravo comment. Peace to you my friend....


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renee21 6 months ago

This is an interesting story. This is good.


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always exploring 6 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello renee21, nice to meet you. Thank you for coming by...


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DDE 6 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Your work has greatly improved and flash fiction is your genre.


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always exploring 6 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Thank you DDE. Happy you enjoyed...


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ABCKamran 6 months ago from Pakistan

You have power to captivate the mind!

This story reminded me of a quote by Cinderella's fairygodmother:

"Even miracles take some time"!

Awesome read.


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always exploring 6 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello ABCkamran. so glad you liked this far-out story. Thank you for the awesome comment...


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marcoujor 5 months ago from Jeffersonville PA

Fashionably late yet fully appreciating the gorgeous and well-deserved comments from friends and followers, dear Ruby.

You are blooming at this phase of your writing - daring and letting your pen take you where she will... the freedom and poise in your writing is inspirational.

I love to see what you will write about next... always a treat and a bit of a surprise.


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always exploring 5 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Mar, I'm always thrilled to see you, whether late or early. I know how busy you are. Your comment encourages me to write and write some more. I really didn't know if this one was believable, it is a little far-out, but so much fun to dream-up. Thank you for always being in my corner.

Love you...


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bravewarrior 5 months ago from Central Florida

Definitely mind-blowing, Ruby! Can you imagine meeting the man borne of nighttime dreams? That would be too cool.


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always exploring 5 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Shauna. Wouldn't that be cool? Funny where a muse can take you. I blame it all on her. Hee. Thank you. Hugs..

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