“Where the Deep Wishes Go,” flash fiction

The March 11, 2021, Carrot Ranch flash fiction promptIn 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 and for whom and why? Go where the prompt leads!

Respond by March 16, 2021.

Where the Deep Wishes Go

Sally gazed into the watery darkness of the well. As if reciting a prayer, she whispered with reverence, “This is where the deep wishes go.”

Her smaller sister Elizabeth asked, “Do we say it now?”

“Not yet. When we see the moon slip inside the well, then we say it.”

At dusk, the white sphere ascended into the sky. A hazy shape reflected in the inky depths of the well. Beyond the shadows from the trees, musket fire sparkled against the sky.

Sally and Elizabeth joined hands. “Please grant our wish and bring our father home safe to us.”

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That was it! That’s all the oracle gave me today… a glimpse from long ago. <3

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13 thoughts on ““Where the Deep Wishes Go,” flash fiction”

  1. Makes you wonder where her father is. A lovely story of wishing well and the innocence of children. Like the description of the “hazy shape reflected in the inky depths of the well…”

      1. The theme might have been used before, but you have presented the story very well. Your descriptions are unique and made a lovely read.

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  3. Thi was sweet. I especially liked the older/younger sibling interactions. The young one is always so impatient and looks up to the older one. At least for a while…

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