Flash Fiction: Wishing for Warmth

Flash Fiction Challenge 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.

Wishing For Warmth

The fire had begun to die. The young newlyweds had not expected to be trapped. With no signal or electricity, that fire was the only thing keeping them alive. They had wished to be alone on their honeymoon, but they should have been careful what they wished for.

He went in search of wood as the snow began to fall again. When there was no wood to be found, he looked to the sky and could make out a single star. Like a child, he made a wish for warmth. That is when he saw the pile of wood.

13 responses to “Flash Fiction: Wishing for Warmth”

  1. I was thinking that maybe the newlyweds would be able to generate their own warmth 🙂 But even that has limits so I’m happy he found the pile of wood.

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    • I wanted to show the reader that you can get what you need if you wish carefully. They wished to be completely alone for their honeymoon and did not think of the repercussions of that wish. So the husband wished for warmth to keep them alive to survive the storm. It was a carefully thought out wish that granted him what he was looking for.


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