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Manifestations – Friday Fictioneers

Apologies to all…I had an issue with my original post so, here we go again…


Yes, yes, ’tis Wednesday!  And I just couldn’t get myself to participate last week as my get up and go, got up and went!  So I am more than ready for this week.  Welcome to Friday Fictioneers, hosted by author/artist (or is it artist/author?) extraordinaire, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.  This week she has selected an image from Kent Bonham… interesting possibilities, don’t you think?  Did it spark an idea in your head?  It so, then do click on the blue frog for instructions on the how-to and all that stuff and join in on the fun!

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©Kent Bonham

Genre:  Fiction (or is it?)

Word Count:  100


She stared at the open book.  What was she supposed to see?

I don’t see anything!

Look closely; it will come to you.

Her vision blurred as the image lifted up off the page, swirled around and around, dizzyingly.

What the….?

What do you see now?

I see churches and vineyards and old buildings and cobblestone streets and fields of sunflowers…

So, what does that mean to you?

It means that what I have manifested shall be reality.  That my dream will come true.  That I’ll finally make it to Tuscany.

Yes, each person sees that which they truly want.


As I wrote this, I suddenly thought of one of my favourite movies, Chocolat and the scene with the spinning plate…

71 thoughts on “Manifestations – Friday Fictioneers

  1. The vision of Tuscany appears again … and reality is getting closer one day at a time! I’ve got the feeling there is a bit of excitement within you.

    Glad to see you posting because I’ve been wondering. But if I recall, you have a lot on your plate. Hope all is well.

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  2. Dear Dale,

    I’ve never seen the movie. Sigh. I’ll put that on my cinematic bucket list. It’s all in what you see. I see Tuscany in your future. 😉 A fun read. Glad you got the problem fixed. It happens.



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    • Thank you for noting the problem so I could fix it!
      Oh yes…it is a lovely movie (and since it involves food – of course I’ve seen it (and reseen and reseen and… 😉))


  3. You will meet a handsome dark-haired stranger …
    OK, so maybe not. BUT, there IS a very nice story in the posting. And we’re off to Tuscany! Nice work this week, Dale! 🙂

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  4. Tuscany in your future? How about a taste of Provence?
    And if you liked Chocolat, I think you will enjoy “Like water to chocolate” .
    Such a good story Dale! And yes, I think we pretty much create the life we live.

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    • It will be, Emmy! Tuscany has been on the radar for about 7 years…about time I go, don’t you think?
      Any movie involving food ends up watched by moi!!
      Glad you liked!! Yes, I firmly believe we do.,.

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  5. We see what we want, hear what we want and say what we want…catch 22 being that getting what you want isn’t always a good thing. Enjoyed the story.

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  6. What a great idea for the photo prompt. It definitely has some magical qualities to it. I hope she gets what she wants. 🙂 Also, I was only thinking about Chocolat last night because I was mixing chocolate with chili. Haha

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  7. I’ve seen the movie but not read the book as I admit to not getting on with Joanna Harris’s writing style. All I remember about the movie was Johnny Depp, as well as some chocolate with chili powder in it, which I then found in a shop and had to try. Delicious it was too!
    I love your take on the prompt, Dale. You’ll get to Tuscany one day, if you dream hard enough, I’m sure.
    I really must get back to Friday Fictioneers, but have been very overtired and not that motivated for a few months. Am busy fighting it, and will return to being more proactive on the blogging front soon.


    • Johnny Depp…sigh…😉 I admit to not having read the book either. Chocolate + chili = match made in heaven!
      Tuscany is booked for September 4…
      Yes you must…but I totally understand…it’s the only thing I’ve managed to write in two months…

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  8. We could all do with a book like that – great story. Hope it comes true!
    I did actually have a similar revelation whilst reading a book on how to write your first novel. I’ve been writing bits and pieces for years and writing around the subject of the actual novel I really want to write, just in case I can’t actually do it properly yet. Then I realized there’s only one way to find out…Actually write it! Obvious really.

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  9. I see a good number of idiots in my future, but they’re all harmless characters in stories I’m yet to write. I expected to see Waldo in there, as people keep asking me where the hell he is.

    Also, wanted to wish you a belated Happy Birthday. I didn’t realize yesterday was the day until I saw it on Connie’s Facebook page. Hope you had a great day! 🙂

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  10. Oh….Chocolat is one of my favorite movies of all time! Delectable in many ways. 🙂 After being in Bermuda for two months, I’m back and just returning to Friday Fictioneers. Your read is certainly a great way to get reacclimatized (although I’d like warmer temperatures in Boston!). Ah — Tuscany….and the idea that we can each look into a drawing an it can become what we wish. Kind of like an image in Friday Fictioneers! 🙂
    Enjoyed this one. Smiling I am.

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    • Oh Lillian, welcome back!! Two months in Bermuda! (Green with envy) and I hear you about warmer temps though today is gorgeous on the south shore of Montreal,..
      Chocolat – in my top five!
      So happy my story appealed to you! Now I’m smiling!

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  11. Ah! Chocolat I preferred the book to the movie. Though looking that photo I did see a burger with a side of fries and then realised that it was lunch time. But Tuscany is cool too.

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  12. I love this Dale, first of all because churches and vineyards and old buildings and fields of sunflowers are some of my favorite things, secondly, I love the concept of this story , it’s actually a bit like my poem this week, and third, this is not the first time you have mentioned going to Tuscany and so I am VERY curious!
    Oh..and have never seen that movie but think I really should!

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