December 12, 2018

Reality Versus Fantasy


The World beckoned for a visit, but here he lay trapped in shackles, bound to the virtual reality. 

FF - Betrayal 181212
Copyright – Douglas M. MacIlroy

His passion longed for his touch but he seemed more attracted to the greenery on the other side of the screen than the garden that lay in front of him.
His companion missed the outings with him to the hills or the plains but he always had an excuse that every place in this world was a ‘search’ away, where his bike would never take him.


Today as he was leaving the four walls and a few sad faces behind, he realized how kind was his world, unlike him.

Linking to 
Friday fictioneers(Written as part of the Friday Fictioneers challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields)

30 comments

  1. Nothing compares to reality, but how many in the future will see it this way I wonder? Nice take.

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    1. Sometimes we know the repercussions still, choose the wrong track...

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  2. Really good take on this prompt--realistic, as so many live through their screens.

    One small thing that would clarify your last sentence: a comma between world and unlike. "His world, unlike him."

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    1. We are addicted to the screen.
      Also, thank you for pointing out the comma thing.

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  3. Virtual reality is robbing too many people of the beauty of the real world

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    1. So true. Yet, we all love this virtual trap ;)

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  4. People have lost the ability to get along with each other or adjust and hence find virtual reality a succour. sad.

    https://ideasolsi65.blogspot.com/2018/12/better-late-than-never.html

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    1. Busy schedules and machines have taken control over us so human intervention is dreaded.

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  5. If his companion does not like his company, may be it is time to seek out a different companion.

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    1. Sometimes it is not possible to choose between the two...

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  6. Our screens already ruin so many lives, those who won't disconnect (and I point my finger at myself as well). Reality is much better!

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    1. I am a part of this virtual world dependents too...;)

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  7. Thanks for playing! I'd love you to switch up the "was" verbs to more powerful ones. It magnifies and amplifies stories so much.
    Cheers,
    Ronda

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    1. Thank you for the advice Ronda. I would definitely keep that in mind in the future too. :)

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  8. Excellent portrayal of a definite segment of the world population that I fear is only going to continue to get larger as technology advances.

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    1. We are a part of that segment. Happily addicted to the virtual solace. :)

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  9. A much needed opinion here.

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    1. Yes, but it's tough to come out of this trap now...

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  10. Think both in moderation is the key. Great write.

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    1. Yes, balancing out is the best way, however also the toughest to achieve...

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  11. Virtual reality? Sorry, ain't nothing like the real thing. Nicely done.

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    1. Real has no competition no matter how attractive the other appears...

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  12. Good take. Well done.

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  13. Dear Ira,

    Nicely done take on the prompt. We are addicted to virtual reality, aren't we? I don't see many signs of it getting any better.

    Shalom,


    Rochelle

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    1. Here we all are on the 'blog world' interacting so the scenarion is here to stay for quite a long time... I strongly second your opinion.

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  14. Nice take on the prompt with an ominous message

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    1. Glad you liked it. Also, welcome to the blog.

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