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When You Wish (Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge)

January 1, 2018

The Carrot Ranch Literary Community, hosted by Charli Mills, is HERE.

December 28, 2017 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about a wishing star. It can be central to the story or used in a different way. You can have a character interact or not. Go where the prompt leads.

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When You Wish

“Whoa! You see that?”

“I did!”

Evan and Carol were laying side by side on the blanket. The dark sky above them flickered with lambent stars.

“Did you make a wish?” Evan asked.

“I did.”

“What was it?”

Carol huffed, “I’m not gonna tell you.”

“You don’t believe that, do you?”

“I believe it as much as I believe making wishes in the first place”

“Wanna know my wish?”

“You wanna risk it not coming true?”

Holding Carol’s hand, Evan rolled onto his side, leaned over and kissed her.

“That was my wish.”

She kissed him back.

“Mine, too.”


4 Comments leave one →
  1. January 1, 2018 3:55 pm

    A lambently sweet flash.


  2. January 1, 2018 5:04 pm

    Very sweet (but you made me Google “lambent”)“ ;-D


  3. January 3, 2018 5:45 pm

    Wonderful use of dialog to establish the tone and scene. I enjoyed learning a new word, too.

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