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.