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FF – A World of Wonder

Here is my post for Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle. This week’s photo was contributed by Liz Young.

Copyright Liz Young

Lights flickering, reflections, so beautiful, so mesmerising. Enticing me from everyday life into another world, a world of light, a world of fascination and wonderment. A world of endless possibilities, a world where I can be who I want to be.

I am removed from this mundane world! Away from crass consumerism! I am a child of light! I am…

… ooh ooh ooh, Trickles Department Store has a two for one on cosmetics! Gotta let everyone know! Twitter, Facebook, Instagram…

Tappity tappity tap…

Now, where was I? Oh yes. A child of light, floating in dreams…

  1. September 22, 2021 at 5:24 pm

    Squirrel!

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  2. September 22, 2021 at 5:45 pm

    So hard to escape these days

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    • September 24, 2021 at 2:45 pm

      Something is always pinging in the background.

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  3. September 22, 2021 at 5:54 pm

    Oh look – a rabbit! Love it!

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    • September 24, 2021 at 2:48 pm

      Where? Where? Ah, ya got me 🙂

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  4. Wild Child47
    September 22, 2021 at 6:09 pm

    Love the juxtaposition of the “wanna be” idealism and the “ugly” reality! Well done.

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    • September 24, 2021 at 2:58 pm

      Thanks! This person has no problem rapidly switching between.

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  5. September 22, 2021 at 6:56 pm

    HAHAHA! How did anyone ever survive without social media? 😀

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    • September 24, 2021 at 3:01 pm

      Ask a teenager and they won’t even understand that question 🙂

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  6. September 22, 2021 at 6:56 pm

    Ali,
    “Two for one in cosmetics,” eh? Dash it all! It can’t be that easy to distract us from our lofty thoughts! My favorite brand is . . . .
    pax,
    dora

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  7. September 22, 2021 at 7:12 pm

    No matter how desperately we try it’s too hard to resist a good sale

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  8. September 22, 2021 at 7:28 pm

    Can’t stand the idealism or the modern world distraction! Maybe it’s me, the grumpy aging man!

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    • September 24, 2021 at 3:17 pm

      Working towards being a grumpy old man is the whole point of life 🙂

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  9. September 22, 2021 at 8:19 pm

    There’s a new pizza place opened just round the corner!

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  10. September 22, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    awesome story here my friend! ❤

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    • September 24, 2021 at 3:22 pm

      Thanks, I’m glad you liked it!

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  11. September 23, 2021 at 1:44 am

    So many clever stories today … great reflection.

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    • September 24, 2021 at 3:27 pm

      Thanks, I’m glad you liked it!

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  12. September 23, 2021 at 2:47 am

    It’s hard to resist a sale. Great take!

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  13. September 23, 2021 at 7:11 am

    If I ever left Mecca, I’d want to work at a place called Trickles…

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  14. Lyn
    September 23, 2021 at 9:15 am

    LOL you done good! 🤣👍

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  15. September 23, 2021 at 9:20 am

    Who can resist a sale? LOL, very funny and so true.

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    • September 24, 2021 at 3:29 pm

      A sale will drag us from our reverie just like that 🙂

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  16. September 23, 2021 at 1:43 pm

    Dear Ali,

    Some are easily distracted, aren’t oh there goes a helicopter now what was I saying?

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • September 24, 2021 at 3:31 pm

      Dear Rochelle,
      That is true indeed… what? A new Netflix drama. Sorry, gotta go… 🙂
      Ali

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  17. Bear
    September 23, 2021 at 2:06 pm

    Good one! 🙂

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  18. September 23, 2021 at 2:12 pm

    From dream to virtual reality! Great one Ali 😀👌

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  19. September 23, 2021 at 2:20 pm

    Oh, well done! How easily we are distracted by shiny objects 🙂

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  20. September 23, 2021 at 6:17 pm

    he must be suffering from pandemic fatigue. 🙂

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  21. September 24, 2021 at 11:41 am

    Like an advert break in a magical mystical movie on TV!

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  22. September 24, 2021 at 11:14 pm

    E’erbody got A.D.D. because of electronics’ marketing coercion. Do you think any of us will be able to reach the light anymore? Good story, Ali.

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  23. September 25, 2021 at 4:31 am

    Hahah, modern morals. Our attention spans are shrinking.

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    • September 26, 2021 at 4:57 am

      One could say that our attention spans are shrinking, but we could also say that… ooh look, a baby birdie! Aw. What was I saying?

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  24. September 25, 2021 at 3:01 pm

    How ironic. “Away from the crass consumerism!” then distracted by it. A lot said here. Nicely done!

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    • September 26, 2021 at 4:58 am

      I’m glad you spotted that 🙂

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  25. September 25, 2021 at 3:47 pm

    Teehee! A loss of the contemplative life, but a gain in social connectivity! Good take on the prompt, Ali.

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    • September 26, 2021 at 4:58 am

      And we could all do with more social connectivity 😉

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  26. September 26, 2021 at 12:55 pm

    Such a great desription of how we are distracted from our dreams by the very thing we’re aiming to escape.

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    • September 26, 2021 at 4:37 pm

      Thanks, I’m glad you liked it 🙂

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  27. September 26, 2021 at 4:51 pm

    Refer a friend and get enlightenment at half price! Good one… profound AND humorous.

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  28. September 26, 2021 at 10:03 pm

    Everything has its moment, and nothing lasts forever. Deep, Draliman. Deep.

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  29. September 27, 2021 at 2:11 pm

    You man has bought into the dream hasn’t he ? I guess there people who are just like him oh dear!

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