Where it Starts (Jane Doe Flash Fiction)

“…bring creationism back to the school curriculum,” Jane reads. She rolls her eyes and continues scrolling through headlines, looking for something that’s a step forward instead of back.

Her mind casts back to her little girl, the one she had to leave behind. Tucking her in, sweet dream wishes. “Mommy, I wonder if I’m really real or if someone’s dreaming me.”

Conscious creation. Supreme being. Big Bang. One theory makes as much sense as another, Jane supposes.

Sometimes Jane thinks she must have dreamed her into life, that perfection. Then the nightmare took over. Where’s the myth for that?

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Public Domain Pictures/Pixabay

Each week at the Ranch, Charli Mills hosts a flash fiction challenge. This week’s prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write about a creation myth. Other flashes from other talented writers are at the link.

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Author: Deborah Lee

I like trees, dreaming, magic, books, paper, floating, dreaming, rhinos, rocks, stargazing, wine, dragonflies, trains, and silence to hear the world breathe.

2 thoughts on “Where it Starts (Jane Doe Flash Fiction)”

  1. Jane’s origin, her story beginning, is more heartbreaking than how she ends up. It must all seem dream-like to her. Yet she still has the presense of mind to recognize the backwards ticking of the modern timeline.

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