Crushing, celebrating crowds filled the foreshore. Multicoloured glo-sticks made it seem as though finally, I’d found the end of the rainbow. I was sitting in it. Laughter rang out amidst the hum of chatter. It was awhile before countdown to New Year would begin and the fireworks would explode in the night sky.
“What’s up with you Gemma?”
“You’re the only glum face here that why.” Peter stared at me but I turned my eyes heavenward searching the storm clouds that obliterated the stars.
“I want to make a New Years wish but my star isn’t there.”
In response to Charli’s prompt :
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.
Respond by January 2, 2018 to be included in the compilation (published January 3). Rules are here. All writers are welcome!
New Year is upon us and I hope everyone will have a very Happy New Year and that it brings to fruition those dreams you have been turning into reality. It has been a wonderful year at Carrot Ranch with the weekly 99 word prompts, the Rodeo (the first competition held by the ranch in the month of November) and the publishing of our first anthology – a compilation of 99 word flashes, some longer flash fiction pieces and essays, and a section on teaching flash fiction as an art form.
HAPPY NEW YEAR