March 11 Flash Fiction Challenge – Deep Wishes

Charli Mill’s Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Prompt this week:

March 11, 2021, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about deep wishes. Where is the deep — in the sky, the ground, or outer space? What kind of wishes reside there for whom and why? Go where the prompt leads!

Deep Wishes

I’m tired.

Tired of pleasing everyone else, all the time, and never doing anything for myself.

She noticed my mood.

She notices everything.

Approaching me with a cup of my favourite tea, she settled me on a chair, told me to calm down, before handing me the cup.

“Breathe, Nina. Let it out. You know you’re doing a fantastic job, but you can’t forget your dreams. I remember what you were like when you started here, filled with ambition and amazing ideas. Come on, dig deep. What were your wishes, then? It’s time for you to think about yourself.”

22 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. Colleen M. Chesebro
    Mar 15, 2021 @ 16:56:48

    Beautiful poignant flash, Sis. I love the compassion and friendship! ❤

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  3. Jennie
    Mar 14, 2021 @ 21:31:06

    Well done, Ritu!! I love where you went with this.

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  4. Norah
    Mar 14, 2021 @ 10:09:27

    That’s so true. Some times we get so caught up in the everyday, we forgot our real purpose. It’s important to maintain the connection.

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  5. Charli Mills
    Mar 14, 2021 @ 00:51:58

    We all need that reminder from someone willing to deliver our favorite tea and remind us to dream. Well done, Ritu!

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  6. thereluctantpoet
    Mar 13, 2021 @ 14:02:24

    Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet.

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  7. lssattitudeofgratitude
    Mar 13, 2021 @ 11:32:21

    Great story. I think I’ve been there.

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  8. robertawrites235681907
    Mar 13, 2021 @ 09:51:26

    I’ve had similar feelings recently, Ritu. Since lockdown, I feel like the family slave.

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  9. willowdot21
    Mar 13, 2021 @ 07:05:41

    I like this sis 💜 food for thought 💜

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  10. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Mar 13, 2021 @ 00:23:47

    turning point for many

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  11. Carol anne
    Mar 12, 2021 @ 23:48:59

    awesome story Ritu! ❤ ❤

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