December 28: Flash Fiction Challenge – Wishing Star


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 old couple sat at their back fence looking out over the farm watching the last of the year’s sunset. It was a typical muggy New Year’s Eve, and they wanted to see in the new year watching the fireworks from across the town in the distance. Just then a star shot across the heavens.

“Gosh,” they gasped.

“Make a wish,” said the woman staring up at the stars.

“You think all this will last,” asked the man wistfully.

“No, but we have now, and that’s what I live for.”

“Good thinking,” he replied as their hands gripped tightly.


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12 Responses to December 28: Flash Fiction Challenge – Wishing Star

  1. Dewin Nefol says:

    Hey Michael, Namaste 🙂

    This had me misty eyed. Bless ’em, may that one moment last for eternity 🙂

    Love and Peace. Namaste 🙂


  2. Lyn says:

    Lovely, Michael. More people should love like that.

  3. So hard as couples get old. A sad flash but it shows a lot of love and a good life that has gone before.

  4. That’s all any of us has, and the sooner we realize it, the happier we will be. Happy new year Michael.

  5. Charli Mills says:

    A lovely flash, Michael. Such a down to earth (and down under) reminder to be in the moment for no matter our dreaming, it is what we have.

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