"Everybody has a secret world inside of them. All of the people of the world, I mean everybody. No matter how dull and boring they are on the outside, inside them they've all got unimaginable, magnificent, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds. Not just one world. Hundreds of them. Thousands maybe" ~ Neil Gaiman (A Game of You)


The Perfect World

“Once upon a time, there was a perfect world. In this world, every baby born was wanted, celebrated as a blessing not a burden. Mothers held their newborns in their arms, close to their heart, while fathers stood nearby looking so, so proud. They dreamed great things for their children and promised everything to make their dreams come true.

“The perfect world was beautiful, but not because it was perfect. Muddy brown birds with speckles, bright colored birds, singers and squawkers, all of them were beautiful. And every flower was welcome in the garden. Can you believe people used to call some flowers weeds?

“And people were beautiful, too, not because they were all the same, but because other people looked for and knew how to find what made them so.

“Everyone in the perfect world had a soul mate. Sometimes it was a brother, or a best friend. And sometimes, people fell in love with their soul mate, and they lived together for the rest of their lives.

“And that's what made the perfect world beautiful.”


Today's prompt:
Write a scene using purely dialogue. Nothing else is allowed ( no attributions, narration, description, scene setting etc).

This is from a previously written scene.  I just cut out everything in between the dialogue.  It's a rough draft and unedited, so it still follows the rules. :)  To play along, visit Write Anything's [Fiction] Friday.


Ruchira Mandal said...

This sounds really interesting. Nostalgic, and dreamy, and beautiful.

Renee said...

I often use the phrase..."in a perfect world"...when speaking about the desires I have. Reading about your perfect world here just added to the one in my head and heart!

Shelli said...

Thank you, Ruchira!

And Renee, I often think of a perfect world, too. It was fun putting the thought onto paper.

Lola X said...

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Lola x