Postcard Fiction: Dreaming is Free


Jane Dougherty’s microfiction challenge #15, “Freedom”, was posted way back in September.  I liked the painting by Ilya Repin (below) so much that I did it twice.  Above is the first response.



In the middle of the ocean
time fades into mystery
a journey illuminated
by movement translated into form.
What lies beneath this dream?



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18 responses to “Postcard Fiction: Dreaming is Free”

  1. merrildsmith says :

    I love this–mysterious and magical!

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  2. Jodi says :

    I love this so much. Your creativity blows me away! So much to look at and contemplate. Thank you k!

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  3. Jane Dougherty says :

    This must be one of your best ones yet! I love the abandon of it. It was certainly worth waiting for—thank you!

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    • memadtwo says :

      I hope you have not given up prompting us entirely…


      • Jane Dougherty says :

        Funny you should ask. While I was looking for a picture of my Hildr, I found a gorgeous prompt painting. I wanted to take a bit of a step back from the blog commitment because I’ve not been on tip top form and there’s a lot going on here. But I’m getting to the end of another novel and then the depression will set in because I won’t know what to do with it. Blogging prompts might be the answer. Take my mind off literary rejections anyway 🙂

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  4. Jane Dougherty says :

    Reblogged this on Jane Dougherty Writes and commented:
    An extremely late and extremely precious entry to the ‘Freedom’ challenge.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Teresa Robeson says :

    Your interpretations of different pieces are always amazing! Often, I like yours better than the original.

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  6. memadtwo says :

    Reblogged this on method two madness and commented:

    At the beginning of January, Jacob at Jaywalks nominated us for a Unique Blogger Award. I told him we would get to his questions eventually…
    Which one word do you think best describes your blog? Eclectic
    Is there a post you’re particularly proud of and would like to reshare?
    I picked this one, “Dreaming is Free” because I love the painting that inspired it and it’s one of my favorite postcard fiction collages.
    Have you any grand goals for your blog/practice this year?
    This is a really apt question for me. I would like to learn to manage my time better, and find a balance between doing the blog and getting work done—not just my art, but all that I want and need to do in my life.
    Thanks Jacob! You can enjoy his bursts of creativity here:


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