December 28 – Flash Fiction  – Wishing Star

Charli’s prompt this week:

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.

We all make wishes… but what about those we rely upon to make them come true?

Wishes

We’ve all got our jobs, our charges to look out for.
I have 403 at the moment.
And for the most part, they aren’t really that demanding.
Wishing to win the lottery, to get that fast car, or a new house.
Wishes that are empty really. No one expects them to come true.
But those wishes, heartfelt pleas, they are the ones I know I have to get right.
The wishes that Daddy comes home for Christmas.
That Granny will pull through tonight, at least.
That the bully won’t get her today.
Being a Wishing Star is not easy…

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47 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. jaya
    Dec 05, 2018 @ 10:46:15

    Wow!

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  2. robbiesinspiration
    Jan 04, 2018 @ 09:15:01

    AAAAh, this is so you, Ritu. Always thinking about others.

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  4. Charli Mills
    Jan 04, 2018 @ 05:28:55

    Brilliant, Ritu! You show the star behind all the sparkle and wishes.

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  5. Michael B. Fishman
    Jan 02, 2018 @ 15:27:43

    An interesting perspective – in our haste to wish for stuff we never think of who we’re requesting the wishes from.

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  6. anuragbakhshi
    Jan 01, 2018 @ 05:38:18

    You know Ritu, I had a story from the wishing star’s perspective ready in my head since yesterday, but I wrote something else because I wanted to write something fun on the first day of the year. Let me see, I still might end up writing that too 🙂 Happy new year.

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  7. Michael
    Dec 31, 2017 @ 07:50:39

    You can’t imagine the stress a wishing star might be under can you? I like the direction you took me in with this one Ritu.

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  8. Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist
    Dec 31, 2017 @ 03:37:59

    Ritu this is an absolutely beautiful story. Love it from the perspective of the star – I’d never thought of it from her perspective before.

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  9. Fourth Generation Farmgirl
    Dec 30, 2017 @ 01:37:27

    I love this—beautiful!

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  10. Cloud Walker
    Dec 30, 2017 @ 01:11:30

    Excellent! thoroughly enjoyed it.

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  11. Erika Kind
    Dec 29, 2017 @ 21:57:23

    Definitely a hard but also a heart job!

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  12. dornahainds
    Dec 29, 2017 @ 20:24:53

    Excellent realizations ! 😎😎😎🥀🥀🥀

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  13. Believing Sight Unseen
    Dec 29, 2017 @ 19:39:39

    You got this right …

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  14. Judy E Martin
    Dec 29, 2017 @ 19:29:39

    What a lovely take, sis. That wishing star certainly has its work cut out! 🙂

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  15. reocochran
    Dec 29, 2017 @ 19:18:52

    Ritu, what a great first hand perspective for this Wishing Star challenge. I loved this! 🌟

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  16. syl65
    Dec 29, 2017 @ 16:32:12

    This is wonderful Sister, very touching!

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  17. niasunset
    Dec 29, 2017 @ 16:31:56

    Happy New Year dear Ritu, Thank you, it was a nice blogging year with your beautiful writings, Love, nia

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  18. The Crazy One (as I have been called this recently).
    Dec 29, 2017 @ 15:56:11

    Thank you, Ritu – I have now ‘followed’ Carrot Ranch and I wish that I will keep up with challenges as and when I can –
    G:)

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  19. Jennie
    Dec 29, 2017 @ 14:11:48

    Wishes are but leaves on a tree; they grow, and change and fall, and grow again. The wonderful circle of life. Lovely post of wishes, Ritu.

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  20. pensitivity101
    Dec 29, 2017 @ 13:37:44

    I loved this Ritu. Heartfelt wishes are the most precious.

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