The prompt that Charli Mills set for the Word Wranglers over at Carrot Ranch http://www.carrotranch.com was to write a story about a film festival in 99 words (no more, no less). She also suggested that a writer might want to throw in a little popcorn.
Well, this pedometer geek writer forgot the popcorn, but eventually came up with this story. It probably needs some revision, but for now, it is as follows:
It seemed like the worst week in Alicia’s short life. Nothing went right, and she was depressed.
Returning home, Alicia skipped dinner, chugged her sleeping tablets with wine, conked out, and began to dream.
Alicia received an invitation to a private film festival; the limo arrived minutes later.
Swiftly, Alicia was transported to a darkened theater. The film showed scenes from her life, both good and bad. She was surprised that she had made an impact on other people, changing their lives.
Alicia awoke with a changed attitude. She might have bad days, but her life was worth living.
~Nancy Brady, 2021
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