Friday Fictioneers: Brain Damage

Welcome to Friday Fictioneers where each week close to 100 people participate in a flash fiction challenge based on a photo prompt.

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This week’s photo ~ Copyright:Renee Heath

And now my 100 word story:

Celeste had been a wonderful dancer before the accident. She belonged to an ensemble that performed musicals like “Meet me in St. Louis” in various playhouses on the east coast.

It was a great job, getting paid for doing what she loved, but she wanted more. She wanted a star on her door. She was making plans to go to New York when a drunk driver struck her down at a bus stop.

Celeste still wants to be a dancer but she doesn’t know why. Her body has healed but her brain functions as a ten-year old.

38 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: Brain Damage

  1. A sad story, Dawn. From the way it’s worded, I wonder whether her body might still remember how to dance, which might bring her pleasure and a sense of release, even if she doesn’t know why she wants to dance, how she learned, or have the same plans for the future.

    janet

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    • I’m glad I conveyed that Janet. It’s only sad for her family, you know. She doesn’t know any better, she gets to dance. albeit like a ten year old. But put her in a tu tu and let her twirl, that’s happiness.

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  2. I’ve got a suggestion that would give you a couple of extra words by rewriting one sentence.
    “It was a great job, getting paid for doing what she loved, but she wanted more.”
    Hope you don’t mind.

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  3. Sad story, I’m not sure if she can still dance or now just dreams of doing so. Hope she can still dance and fulfills her dream
    Dee

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