Friday Fictioneers: Oh Sweet Anticipation…

Friday Fictioneers is a weekly Flash Fiction challenge, with photo prompt. Visit Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’ blog Addicted To Purple, to read the stories in the collection, or to join in the fun.

This story is dedicated to L and A, who I love– and who are poised on a fabulous leaping off point. As always I welcome honest feedback; please leave a comment.

© Jan Wayne Fields

© Jan Wayne Fields

Oh Sweet Anticipation (100 words)

We stand at the window, looking out at the great unknown. Days pass into weeks, and weeks in to months, as we find new meaning and realize new dreams– our world expanded beyond this moment, by you– our mystery love.

I look into your eyes and see the years ahead– a magical adventure, begun from this leaping off point, but open to endless possibilities.

You kiss me, caress my belly, and I know that we will be a family, that whatever is outside this window will bloom and expand, and our lives will be filled with adventures and moments sweet beyond words.

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About Dawn Quyle Landau

Mother, Writer, treasure hunter, aging red head, and sushi lover. This is my view on life, "Straight up, with a twist––" because life is too short to be subtle! Featured blogger for Huffington Post, and followed on Twitter by LeBron James– for reasons beyond my comprehension.
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57 Responses to Friday Fictioneers: Oh Sweet Anticipation…

  1. Cathy Ulrich says:

    Love it, Dawn. I love these writing snapshots. This one has such a sense of aaaaahhhh. A sigh of contentment and peace.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Carrie Rubin says:

    Love the optimism in this one. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. What a beautiful story to dedicate to L and A. Very nice! 🙂

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  4. AnnIsikArts says:

    You have captured perfectly the optimism of the very young.


  5. INCOMESCO / Jesi says:

    Its nice to let you know that I am following your amazing blog, where I can see your ‘art of words’.


  6. plaridel says:

    the thing that a new born can do. simply priceless.


  7. susanissima says:

    A postcard of ooh la la interrupted and expanded. Nice.

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  8. Sandra says:

    A nice dedication, captures the moment of new beginnings.


  9. A lovely dedication and story of the anticipation of new life and new beginnings.



  10. Caerlynn Nash says:

    Nice image of love and optimism.


  11. Shilpa Gupte says:

    Aah! Lovely!


  12. BrainRants says:

    I like the positive take on this photo that by all rights is just… freaking depressing. Great descriptives.


    • Thanks Rants. I don’t know… I saw the bright flowers out the window, the happy table setting (a party? family dinner?) and for me, watching out the window can be contemplative, sad, or positive… For me, I think the flowers took me in a happy direction; I’m glad you liked it! Thanks for stopping by.


  13. Lovely story of hope and optimism. As you said, lucky we can feel that when we’re young, once you “grow up” you realize the world ain’t so rosy. Cheers! and thanks for the good feeling.

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  14. Janet says:

    My son recently had a baby with his girlfriend, so I was feeling just like this! (Except from the outside, of course). Does your dedication mean that you too have a new baby coming in the family? Always an exciting time.


  15. Lovely story, Dawn, of a coming child that is totally welcomed and loved before its birth. Well done as always. 🙂 — Suzanne


  16. Beautiful expression of a life together about to begin. And baby makes three. There is a wonderful positivity to this piece thst is very inspiring.


  17. Mike Lince says:

    What is not to love about the optimism and promise of love? With lines like ‘I look into your eyes and see the years ahead -‘, this is clearly not simple infatuation you are talking about. Love and optimism – the world always needs more of that. Thank you for sharing a little extra light with us, your readers. – Mike


  18. Margaret says:

    I like how you’ve used the image of a window – very nice. A family about to begin is a very exciting prospect – you’ve captured the excitement and wonder. Lovely.


  19. Amy Reese says:

    Nice take, Dawn! Just full of love and wonder at the world before them. Windows can bring that kind of feeling of new possibilities. I feel hopeful after your story. 🙂


  20. Dear Dawn,

    What’s not to love about this? Lovely tribute and a sweet, well written story.




  21. So beautiful, full of hope and love. Quite original take in a week full of sad stories.


  22. Nan Falkner says:

    Dear Dawn, Great story for this prompt! Good job and positive outlook on life! Nan 🙂


  23. Dee says:

    This is lovely, setting the scene of a life to come. Well done Dawn 🙂


  24. rgayer55 says:

    I love the optimism and happy thoughts conveyed here. It just makes me want to hug somebody and tell them “I Love You.”


  25. wildbilbo says:

    Ah, sweet anticipation… I remember that. These days I stare out the window, nostalgically remembering when I used to sleep…
    Cgreat stuff.



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