Dreams To Be – Alastair’s Photo Fiction

Written for Alastair’s Photo Fiction. Story begins after the image.

Genre: Urban Fantasy
Word Count: 199

Copyright: Alastair Forbes

Dreams To Be

” ‘ere now. There’s a line!” Protested a man waiting in line for ice cream.

“I’m on maneuvers,” said Lieutenant Cosset, cutting in at the front of the line.

“Wot? On Sunday? In the bloody middle of London?”

Cosset ignored the man and the murmurs of others waiting. He addressed the ice cream vendor. “I understand you have the best ice cream in London. What’s so great about it?”

“It is magic ice cream,” replied the vendor. An ancient man, heavily wrinkled with twinkling eyes. “You become what you dreamed of when you were a child.”

“Magic? Yes that’s nice for the kids. I’ll have a…”

The vendor smiled and handed him a Daquiri Ice in a sugarcone. Cosset’s favorite. Stunned, he paid wordlessly and sat down. Soon he was lost in thought, sitting in the sun with his ice cream.

When he finished, he found himself cutting in line again. He paid for the ice cream of all waiting in line, and brought a cone to a homeless boy watching nearby.

Lieutenant Cosset walked away feeling good; feeling like the chivalrous knight he always dreamed he would be.

That ice cream was indeed the best in London, he thought.

Each week, Alastair Forbes presents one of his own photos. We have the honor of writing 100-200 words based upon the photo prompt. Anyone can join in on the creative fest. That means, you! Here’s the original prompt: http://alastairsphotofiction.wordpress.com/2013/08/11/photo-fiction-august-11th-2013/

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I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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19 Responses to Dreams To Be – Alastair’s Photo Fiction

  1. I love where your brain went on this one–the world needs more chivalrous knights! *applause*


  2. Lyn says:

    Love it! I’m all for chivalrous knights…on horses or not.


  3. julespaige says:

    A sweet tale indeed. Promoted from pauper to prince charming.
    I do like the idea that Dante could be permanently employed 😉

    I’ve gotten a tad behind in reading and mail. This might end up in moderation as I have two links I think you’ll enjoy. (Whenever, neither is long…) I’ve added to The Dragon tale you inspired:

    And I played again at mixing forms for the Ligo Haibun challenge that you might enjoy:
    (It wouldn’t post in WP so it is only available here)


  4. summerstommy2 says:

    Lovely piece I did so enjoy this one. Ice-cream stories are fun to read, for how can you go wrong with magic ice-cream.


  5. Gabriella says:

    Ice cream and magic, two wonderful ingredients! Lovely story. I like how the guy mellows thanks to the cone.


  6. neenslewy says:

    I love how magic – was interpreted here – a truly smile inspiring story.


  7. Haha! Lt. Cosset needs to be more like that in real life! Lovely little tale 🙂


  8. Indira says:

    Who would not love this magic Ice cream and this lovely tale.


  9. RoSy says:

    A sweet story for a sweet treat!


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