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.
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.
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This was quite an ending.
Thank you. 🙂
Nice and twisty.
Thank you. 🙂
A sad tale but you handled it well.
Thank you. Happy New Year. 🙂
Good twist Lisa. Happy New Year.
Thank you Irene. A very Happy New Year to you too. 🙂
Wow, fantastic twist. Happy new year Lisa.
Thank you. A very Happy New Year to you too. 🙂
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!
Thank you so much. 🙂
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