#FlashFiction Challenge for Carrot Ranch Literary Community

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?

Sitting in the middle of the field, mysterious in the moonlight, was a wishing well.
It wasn’t there yesterday; of that I am sure.
I mean, why would anyone build a well so far from a house?
Far from looking quaint and old worldly, it looked much too menacing for my liking.
I found myself drawn to it, but was my life really so bad, I needed to make a wish?
There were a few things I could wish for,
a proper home, a better husband, a baby…
If I only had to choose one, which would it be?

© Jaye Marie 2021

11 thoughts on “#FlashFiction Challenge for Carrot Ranch Literary Community

  1. Isn’t it funny how we are taught to just make one wish when throwing a coin into a fountain, when we blow our bday candles, etc? The golden fish at least can grant THREE wishes. Why are we limiting our happiness like that?
    But you pose a great question – what would we choose if we could only have one. A reminder that we should count our blessings when we have more than some.

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