Daily Prompt

I awoke with a smile on my face and a key in my hand. I knew I had fallen asleep after saying my prayers. I’d looked back and realized for many years I lived with worry, resentment, fear, doubt and admittedly, even gluttony. 2014 had woken me up to realize it was filled with good people, laughter, hope, family, beautiful scenery and a very personal blessing that had set my perspective in motion. I knew that key had locked happiness and peace into my heart and would unlock the gates of heaven.


Day 22 —You wake up with a key gripped tightly in your hand. How did you get this key? What does it lock or unlock?
“What the…?” I say as I shake off the last bits of sleep. I feel like I’ve been asleep for a decade.
I look around and realise that I’m sitting in my computer chair. As I begin to stand up, I hear a clatter. I look down to see an old key on the floor. I had been holding it.
“What happened?” I wonder aloud. I don’t remember going to sleep. I don’t even remember coming home. The last thing I remember is…the prank.
I had been out with a couple friends. We decided to stop by the old abandoned farmhouse. It’s been here forever. I don’t even remember anyone living there. Ever. The last owner was said to have died 100 years ago. Nobody…

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