The dream Prosery d-verse

The rules for prosery are simple:

Your prosery can be flash-fiction or creative non-fiction, but not poetry. It should be no longer than 144 words in total (not including the title). No versification, line breaks, meter, etc). Most importantly, it must include the given poetry line, word for word, within the prose.

You may break the line only to insert or add punctuation, but you cannot change the words in the line or insert words within the prompt line. You cannot break up the prompt line with sentences or paragraphs.

The prompt line is:

“An early moon is just a piece of change
in the softening sky. “

— James Masao Mitsui

Sandy sat up in bed. She’d been dreaming, she thought about the last thing that she heard before she awoke.

She’d heard her mom say an early moon is just a piece of change in the softening sky.

It was so real, her mom looked so radiant, and her voice was soft and gentle.

Tears pricked Sandy’s eyes.

Oh how she missed her mom. It had been a year since she’d died.

She wished she was still with her.

She lay back down and closed her eyes, maybe, if she went back to sleep, she could continue her dream about her mom.

Prosery: Breathing and Moons | dVerse (