To Kill a Dream…

FFfAW Challenge-Week of April 10, 2018

This week’s photo prompt is provided by Yinglan. Thank you Yinglan!



I’ve been dreaming about this hut lately. A small shack away from everything. A perfect place to start afresh. There’ll be the ocean in the back and sand in the front and I will sit by the ocean sinking my feet in the sand. I will have a board in the front on which I will write everything that I want to do in my lifetime and will make sure that I do that the same day. And the shack won’t even be permanent. I’ll move whenever I want, travelling the world. No attachment to anything, even this dream.

But sometimes, the dream is not in my control. Sometimes, when the oceans are mad and the sand is red, the board moves and I see this etched on it, “But what about responsibilities? Towards your family? The society?”

And I wake up with tears in my eyes. I demolish that shack every now and then but it gets back up almost immediately. Why is it difficult to kill a dream?

(169 words)

12 thoughts on “To Kill a Dream…

  1. What a dilemma. You don’t want to kill dreams but responsibilities are important also. I felt for the man in this story.

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    1. I do too. Mostly because I feel like this too sometimes, that I should travel a lot before I end up with a job and a family. Otherwise I might end up in a dilemma like this later.

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      1. Yes you don’t want to end up with regrets but these days often you can combine family and travel. Perhaps a bit both ways.

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  2. If possible, dreams should be lived and not killed.

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  3. A good psychological story, a conflict of dreams.

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  4. This reminds me of the angel and devil on the shoulder whispering to you about good vs bad. Great story! I thoroughly enjoyed it!

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  5. What a lovely and emotional story Shivam. So true about the practical challenges that our poor dreams face day in and day out.

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  6. Lovely writing. That is a tough dilemma between responsibility and dreams. Good luck to him.


  7. Sanskriti geete July 18, 2018 — 4:56 pm

    This is really good shivam. 🙂

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