December 28: Flash Fiction Challenge

And so we have Charli’s final challenge of 2017 :

To quote from her post today:

“Star light, star bright,
The first star I see tonight;
I wish I may, I wish I might,
Have the wish I wish tonight.”

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.

The meteor shower hit the East coast just before midnight.
Many witnessed thousands of ‘shooting stars’, and as such thousands of wishes were made.
The nursery rhyme is based on the first star seen, shooting or not.
Against the darkest velvet of night, a child’s wish reaches out to the stars.
By the time it reached its destination, it was no more than a whisper, but it was heard.
The following night, the star shone more brightly than ever, a sign that the wish would be granted.
But as with all wishes, if you tell, they won’t come true.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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13 Responses to December 28: Flash Fiction Challenge

  1. That is a lovely sweet story. Hoping for wishes that come true for 2018 and I hope you have a Happy New Year

  2. Michael says:

    Excellent response Di….

  3. Such a cute little story. Happy new year 🙂

  4. Michael B. Fishman says:

    What a nice story! I made a wish while reading it but I’m not gonna say what it is!

  5. Charli Mills says:

    The perfect flash to ring in a new year of star wishes! May your year be all you wish it to be (but no telling).

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  7. A lovely piece of flash fiction. Somehow it reminded me of the beginning of The Day of the Triffids.

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