I am on a look out for the word prompts, drabble challenges, 55fiction challenges and what not. Lillie never misses her prompts and I try not to miss them as well. Here is my entry for this weeks 5SF. 

You can read my earlier short fictions here and 55Fictions here.

Living the Dream

Every time she came here she felt happy.

Every time thousands of people applauded she felt glad.

This was all that she loved – the bright lights, the peaceful music, the story – this was all that she longed for.

Every time Maya saw her beautiful daughter dazzle on the stage she felt a sense of pride, a sense of accomplishment.

Her daughter was living the dream that Maya couldn’t do when she was younger caught up in two jobs and night classes, but she was happy she could provide for her daughter and mold her as a popular ballet dancer in the town. 


This post is for Lillie McFerrin Writes Five Sentence Fiction. Word theme for the current week is DAZZLES.

    Lillie McFerrin Writes

Leave a comment below you liked this short fiction and if you want me to write some more. Your words mean a lot to me. 

Tina Basu

20 Comments on Five Sentence Fiction – Living the Dream

  1. Crimson Curls
    June 26, 2014 at 6:48 am (5 years ago)

    the feeling is really wonderful when mother can see her dream fulfill through her daughter! 🙂
    nice story !

  2. Anunoy Samanta
    June 26, 2014 at 3:36 pm (5 years ago)

    It feels nice to imagine Maya's bliss 🙂

  3. K R Smith
    June 26, 2014 at 4:56 pm (5 years ago)

    An interesting story where the reader's perspective changes in the last two sentences. Very nice!

  4. Shanmuga Priya Raj Kumar
    June 27, 2014 at 1:12 am (5 years ago)

    Very nice.. Most of the mothers, especially in our country live their dreams through their children, and in a way that is good too, they excel in achieving it someway right? loved it 🙂

  5. Tina Basu
    June 27, 2014 at 3:37 am (5 years ago)

    Thanks Crimson Curls.

  6. Tina Basu
    June 27, 2014 at 3:38 am (5 years ago)

    Definitely, it was her dream 🙂

  7. Tina Basu
    June 27, 2014 at 3:38 am (5 years ago)

    Thanks KR Smith, that was the idea 🙂

  8. Tina Basu
    June 27, 2014 at 3:41 am (5 years ago)

    Yes they do. And no one is happier than a mother when her child becomes what she might have aspired to be one day.

  9. Soumyaa Verma
    June 27, 2014 at 4:41 am (5 years ago)

    I hope Maya too is happy living her mother's dream. Beautiful Fiction this was 🙂

  10. umangawasthi
    June 28, 2014 at 9:11 am (5 years ago)

    That is adorable! Nothing could be as satisfying as a mother watching her daughter fulfilling her dreams. Nice piece of work!

  11. janaki nagaraj
    June 29, 2014 at 4:12 am (5 years ago)

    It is nice to see our kids realize our dream…but, I would have loved if Maya would have realized hers.

  12. Anusree Burman
    June 29, 2014 at 7:32 am (5 years ago)

    Yup.. Same here… Wish Maya gets to fulfill her dreams too.. 🙂

  13. Yeris Vexx
    June 30, 2014 at 2:36 am (5 years ago)

    I hope to watch my kids live many dreams. I have multiple sclerosis. So far I'm still functional and still have periods of remission, but I know that can change. I try to enjoy everything I can in the meantime.
    Thank you for visiting The Netherworld.

  14. Vinodini Iyer
    June 30, 2014 at 4:13 pm (5 years ago)

    Some unfulfilled dreams do get realized by our children, if we're lucky. Nice read 🙂

  15. blackbeauty
    July 1, 2014 at 8:15 am (5 years ago)

    I hope to become like that girl too. Nice story.

  16. nibhz
    July 5, 2014 at 10:19 am (5 years ago)

    wow! such a sweet post! Helping someone fulfill their dreams is really soothing feeling

  17. Jyotsna Bhatia
    July 13, 2014 at 1:53 am (5 years ago)

    That's an adorable story. Tina, our stories for this prompt are almost on similar lines – a mother's sacrifice. Nice to read your take on the prompt :):)


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