In 55 Words FD MC Challenge 2017 – Day 144

Today’s piece is just an excuse to incorporate another famous quote. I really like doing things like that and so I did it again. Nothing kinky happens in this one but I’m sure it will once she’s done with him. Enjoy and until tomorrow.

Stress Relief

“You’re really tense,” Meghan noted as he massaged Dean’s back.
“Stress has been killing me as of late.”
“I believe it was William James that said that the greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.”
“Are you going to choose for me?”
“Definitely,” she began whispering in his ear.

In 55 Words FD MC Challenge 2017 – Day 124

I mentioned before I like to use quotes as inspiration. I did it again today, this time around courtesy of British entrepreneur, scientist, and author Astro Teller. The quote I chose has been integrated into the flow of the short story and it’s quite easy to identify. I also like this one a lot: Use creativity and storytelling as your main muscle instead of smartness. This is me exercising said muscle once more. Enjoy.

No Limits

“What do you think of this: ‘The world is not limited by IQ. We are all limited by bravery and creativity.’?” Allison queried.
“I think you’ve taught me to be brave and your creativity is infinite,” Dean replied, dreamily.
“Awww… want to go to Paris?”
“Perhaps Rome?”
She touched his forehead and the journey began.

In 55 Words FD MC Challenge 2017 – Day 108

The work of F. Scott Fitzgerald inspired this one. Charles’ lines are quotes of his from the book This Side of Paradise, with just a few minor tweaks to fit the word limit. The punchline was mostly added for humorous sake. Enjoy and until tomorrow.

Losing it Again

“I’m a slave to my emotions, to my likes, to my hatred of boredom…” Charles sighed.
“Longing for the innocence of old?” Alice smirked.
“No,” he continued. “I don’t want to repeat my innocence. I want the pleasure of losing it again.”
“That’s why we have hypnosis…”
She began by making him lose his clothes.

In 55 Words FD MC Challenge 2017 – Day 74

If you’ve read some of my pieces over the years, you’ve realized by now I often use movies and TV shows as inspiration. Sometimes, I use certain characters and/or a particular scene. Sometimes, it’s just a quote that brings about the idea at hand. Today, I found myself looking at lists of famous Hollywood movie quotes. Casablanca is always mentioned in them because it’s a classic after all. The piece below is partly inspired by one of its famous lines, although it veers off into an entirely different direction, afterwards. Until tomorrow.

One Last Trip

“Going already?” Bethany asked.
“Yes but, just like in the movie, we’ll always have Paris, dear,” Jack replied, kissing her right cheek
“And the Land Down Under…” she smirked, fiddling with her necklace.
He gazed upon her half-parted legs, and felt the bliss of trance sinking in. There was still time for one last trip.

In 55 Words FD MC Challenge 2017 – Day 71

Todays entry is a metaphorical piece about stepping out of one’s comfort zone, inspired by the quote below.

A ship is always safe at the shore – but that is NOT what it is built for.Albert Einstein

Unlike previous entries in this challenge, there’s no overt mind control in this one, but it’s there if you don’t forget to read between the lines. The strange title came to me because I was reminded of the legendary ghost ship The Flying Dutchman and thought it was fun to subvert it because we all know imagination has more wings than the ones we often give it credit for. It’s the most powerful tool/weapon at our disposal and it’s at the basis of our greatest achievements. Going from imagination to action can be quite hard sometimes, but it’s always rewarding, especially when we realize we continue flying. May your ships sail uncharted waters, and may they always find their way home. Until tomorrow.

The Flying Consciousness

The waves were crashing, threatening to sink the world. She stood at the deck, spinning the wheel, as sparks from the thunderous skies above reflected on her eyes and then on his.
“This isn’t real,” he muttered, afraid.
“It will be…” she beckoned, pulling the sail from his heart.
Together, they made the ship fly.