The Friday Fictioneer Challenge: Write a 100-word story based on the photo.
Labyrinth of Light
In her dream, Janice stood on the staircase landing in total darkness, paralyzed by fear. This reflected her waking life, where she lived each day in crisis, afraid of making bad choices.
She found an internet article on lucid dreams. Before going to sleep that night, Janice meditated, persuading herself to find the courage to step off the landing.
A labyrinth of light appeared in her dream, its pathways leading away from her self-inflicted paralysis. Janice descended the staircase, going outside into the night. Stars greeted her, beckoning her to follow them into the unknown as they light her way.
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