December 28: Flash Fiction Challenge: 99 Word Prompt – Wishing Star – Carrot Ranch Literary Community

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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Bringing Mum Home

 

Every night Susan would look up at a star in the sky, wish upon it that her mother would return from the dead. Her father had told her she was gone away forever. Susan heard a kid at school say her mother was gone away ‘forever’ meaning dead.

Her father Mark sat in the kitchen not known his nine-year-old daughter’s pain. One day, he’d have to tell her how her mother walked out of their home to go far away because she was in love with his best friend Mike. Now, he thought she was too young to know.

 

If you want to participate, here’s the link: 

 

https://carrotranch.com/2017/12/28/december-28-flash-fiction-challenge/

13 comments on “December 28: Flash Fiction Challenge: 99 Word Prompt – Wishing Star – Carrot Ranch Literary Community

  1. floatinggold says:

    This was quite an ending.

  2. Michael says:

    A sad tale but you handled it well.

  3. Wow, fantastic twist. Happy new year Lisa.

  4. Charli Mills says:

    The sadness of the child wishing her mother back is matched by that of the father who knows one day he’ll have to tell her the truth. Good one, Lisa!

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