Thursday, November 30, 2023

WEP - Over To You


Hope on the Silver Screen

The projector's hum resonated through the small, dimly lit room, its echo mingling with the flickering light that painted dancing shadows on the walls—a cinematic ballet mirroring the emotions unraveling within her.

It was another Friday night at the vintage movie theater, but tonight held a distinct air. She found herself alone, having spun another tale of work to escape the confines of home. Lies had become her refuge, a desperate means to avoid his anger and her own tears.

The end had come for them. It was a truth acknowledged by both, yet he clung to denial. His obsession had become a paralyzing force, and her attempts to break free in the past only led to her surrender and transformation into someone unrecognizable.

However, her true self couldn't remain imprisoned indefinitely. The question loomed: how could she escape without shattering him and herself? The credits rolled, and she sat in the afterglow of a film that had woven itself into the fabric of her soul. Characters lingered, and plotlines carved permanent residence in her thoughts.

It was an escape, if only momentary, but each happy ending kindled hope for her own. Her dream felt within reach. Why else would God permit such unhappiness if not for a reward at the end?

As the theater emptied, she lingered in her seat, suspended between the reel and reality. The story had seeped into her heart, leaving an indelible mark. It wasn't just a movie; it was an awakening. Could she sustain this belief?

Outside, city lights twinkled like distant stars. She took a breath, feeling the cool night air on her face. The protagonist's journey mirrored her struggles, and the resolution became a roadmap for her uncertainties.

The movie had whispered truths she hadn't dared to acknowledge, sparking a fire, a catalyst for change. Stepping into the night, she carried the film's essence like a talisman.

In the following days, she navigated life with a fresh perspective. The movie's lessons guided her decisions, its soundtrack the melody of her daily rhythm. She chased dreams with the same fervor the characters pursued their destinies.

Change would only occur if she willed it. She was determined to make it happen!

As time passed, the movie became a silent companion. In moments of doubt, she replayed scenes in her mind, drawing strength from fictional triumphs. The cinema transformed from a mere escape to a wellspring of inspiration.

Under the city lights, she embraced the serendipity of that cinematic night. The silver screen birthed a metamorphosis, and as the credits rolled on her own life, she whispered gratitude to the universe for the movie that changed everything.


TAGLINE: Hope comes in many formats even on the silver screen

443 Words

Yolanda Renee © 2023



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Elephant's Child said...

Truly beautiful. And packed with precious hope.

Debbie D. said...

Such a positive, upllifting tale of hope! I enjoyed the fact that you don't specify which film, leaving that up to the reader's imagination. Happy Holidays, Renée!

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Art can be transformative!

Nilanjana Bose said...

Love the way you've worked this prompt! Lovely dollop of positivity and hope, much needed right now, thank you.

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Rajani Rehana said...

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Denise Covey said...

Hey Renee. Great use of the prompt. Very thoughtful. As Nila says, positivity and hope combined. Great final WEP post.

N. R. Williams said...

Movies can make a huge impression on us, as your character experiences. I guess we should be careful what we watch. Well written.

Jemi Fraser said...

Certain movies dig into our souls and help us be better - great flash!

Sonia Dogra said...

Hi Renee! What a refreshing and hopeful grand finale.

cleemckenzie said...

Very nice message, Renee. Well done.

Shilpa Gupte said...

Well-made movies can inspire you to change your life. I loved the hope this story brings with it. :)

Rebecca M. Douglass said...

Glad that she has hope and an escape!

Anonymous said...

I cannot count the number of movies I have seen that have given me hope and inspiration to keep growing and to keep writing. I want to thank you also. You have been an inspiration to me. I joined the WEP because of you, and I have not ever regretted being a part of it.

I truly wish you all the best.
Have a Merry Christmas and a safe crossover in 2024.
Shalom shalom

Pat Garcia said...

Hi, Again,
The first time it would only let me sign in as. anonymous. Sorry about that. So the comment above is from me.
Shalom shalom

Yolanda Renée said...

Thank you all, dear friends. It's what the WEP is all about, community. Please, please stay in touch always!
Pat, I knew it was you! Thank you for your sweet words!
All of you mean the world. May the New Year bless you with health, happiness, and prosperity as well as peace!
Love always,

Olga Godim said...

Lovely! I like the hope in this story. Some movies really can inspire us.

Roland D. Yeomans said...

In this dark word, we need more stories of hope like yours. As Olga says, the right movies can be a very needed burst of wind in our slacked sails.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Yolanda - what a wonderful story ... woven around a true feeling - occasionally I've probably felt like that ... but have never expressed it.

I am devastated that WEP is stopping - though quite understand re the workload. I had got my teeth into the idea - always difficult at December time ... with other commitments - but mine is up finally.

I do live vicariously now ... so movies and ideas certainly resonate ... cheers and all the best for 2024 - Hilary

Yolanda Renée said...

Thank you all! It's been a busy time and I'm beyond late, but I think of all of you daily! I hope the coming year isn't as bad as it feels it will be. Hope still lives!

The WEP has been a huge part of my life and I'll miss it terribly, but you never know what the future holds. Positive thoughts!

Love you all so dearly!

Bernadette said...

Beautiful, love the hope it inspires.