Thursday, April 4, 2013

Dubai Desert Safari: A-Z Flash Fiction World Tour

Amsterdam, Texas, and Prince Edward Island - that's quite a bit of ground covered, and today we're going to Dubai, one of the United Arab Emirates. To read the rest of the A-Z World Tour 2013, go here.

Dubai Desert Safari

They say that dreams are more vivid under the midnight sun, but no one had warned Kevin about what could happen to a man's mind under a desert sky. In spite of the cold nights, Kevin woke each morning drenched in sweat, his heart pounding. Dreams of people chasing him up fire escapes, through warehouses, across railway bridges and over dark, murky water.
Each morning, he waited for his heart to slow. Then he took a long, cool shower to calm himself so he could smile at his fellow holidaymakers over breakfast.
After all, it wasn't like anyone would ever think to look for him here.

27 comments:

  1. I want to hear more about Kevin! Great flash fiction.

    Grover
    Inane Ramblings

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  2. Yeah!! I second Grover!! What on earth was Kevin up to!?!? LOL!! Take care
    x

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  3. Thanks for your comments and kind words, guys, but I have some bad news - I have no backstory for Kevin! He just popped into my head at work today exactly as he appears in the story :)

    The good news is, you can make up your own history for him!

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  4. Kevin's the guy who managed to steal every last cent of Justin Bieber's fortune... or at least will, give or take a
    few months.

    Couldn't resist!

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  5. I love the first line. This definitely piqued the curiosity about Kevin.

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    1. I'm glad you liked it, thanks for visiting!

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  6. Went back and read all your flash fictions...all wonderful. Love your A to Z challenge idea!

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    1. Thank you, Claire! I'm so glad you enjoyed them.

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  7. His dream sounds like one I have often. I am being chased through an old warehouse. They never catch me.

    Dropping by from the A to Z Challenge. It's my first year.

    Brett Minor
    Transformed Nonconformist

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    1. I'm glad they never catch you but it still sounds like a scary dream!

      Good luck with the challenge, I hope you enjoy your first year.

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  8. Dreams are sometimes difficult to interpret. I quite like Kevin though I do wonder what is in his past.

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  9. Hello, Ellen! Ooo, this piece of flash fiction is full of possibilities. I want to hear more about this character!

    Happy A to Z-ing! from Laura Marcella @ Wavy Lines

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    1. Thank you Laura, I'm glad you liked it!

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  10. You are very talented. It's not easy to get so much into such a concise space!

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    1. Thanks Zoe! I'm normally very wordy so the A-Z Challenge is good practice for me :)

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  11. Very mysterious! Seems like he's running from something. I'd love to know more.

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  12. if people like adventure then try once in your Desert Safari Dubai Tours where you can enjoy dune bashing adventure with dinner.

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  15. Dubai Desert Safari is best place for organizing family tours there. Every age of person can enjoy in such kind of area.

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