Hope and Dreams


Allie breathed deeply as she walked in the bar. She was full of hope, full of dreams. Maybe today would be her lucky day. Maybe today, she would get her first gig.

Her hand clutching the handle of her guitar case, she made her way through the empty seats. She had been here before; the minute the sun set, people came pouring, looking for a drink or some entertainment. It was weird to see it under the glow of the sun, so silent, so dead.

At the bar, beautiful blonde Sandy was cleaning glasses and checking the inventory.

“Chuck around? Said I could stop by.”

Sandy looked up and smiled. She had a kind smile, even though the nights weren’t always kind to her.

“He’s in his office in the back, sweetie. Go ahead, he’s waiting for you.”

Allie started feeling butterflies in her stomach; she had never performed in front of anyone before. She wondered if she knew what she was signing up for, but she remembered she needed the money. Hopes and dreams.

Word count : 175
Image : Etol Bagam.
Story writing for the 48th Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers (FFfAW), a weekly challenge hosted by Priceless Joy to write a ±100-150 word story based on a picture.
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  1. Lovely story! I hope she gets the gig! I love how your story started with hopes and dreams and ended with hopes and dreams. Very nice!

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  2. Oh I do hope it works out for her, we all start out somewhere and sometimes all we need is a chance to show our talents…well done Alixa…

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  3. Etol Bagam

    I like this a lot. Hope she does well and find success. Well done.

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  4. Good for her for trying despite her nervousness. I hope it works out for her!

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  5. I love the optimistic tone of your story. Fingers crossed it works out for her… Good stuff 🙂

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  6. She has accomplished her first hurtle simply by showing up and each step is sure to help her reach her goal. Hopefully, she will be given a chance and will do really well. A great story describing one of many situations we have had to face in our life.

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  7. mandibelle16

    I hope she gets to perform and her performance leads to other gigs. I hope the manager of the bar, actually sees talent in her and isn’t looking for any nooky. I hope he’s a good guy. Sounds exciting reminds me a bit of the beginning of Rock of Ages, a musical.

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  8. Hope she gets the gig. This is her moment!

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  9. Reminds me of the first time I posted a micro-story into one of these challenges, having never before done that. We all start somewhere. Lovely story, Alixa!

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