Thursday, March 19, 2015

My wish

My 100 words for this week's Friday Fictioneers


They are still there among the dead leaves, the coins I threw in the fountain all those years ago.

The passage of time has been unkind to the secret garden, and to me.

l take back the coins.

Look, they are old, soiled and worthless now.  But so am I.

What a fool I was to think my wish would come true. How stupid to wait all those years rather than move on.

I throw them back into the empty fountain.

Was that a splash I heard?

It’s a sign. I'll remake my wish and wait a little longer.



Picture: Rachel  Bjerke 


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12 comments:

  1. Have faith in the wishes. Great little story.

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  2. great story. people would eagerly believe what they wanted to believe.

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  3. great story. people would eagerly believe what they wanted to believe.

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  4. Talk about your fairytales...

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  5. It''s upon hope of which a dream floats.

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  6. beautifully concluded, perhaps i would have done the same, remade a wish

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  7. Tempting isn't it? Coins in a fountain, nicely done.

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  8. Dear Keith,

    Some lessons are harder to learn than others, aren't they? Nicely done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  9. I was always told, "if wishes were horses, beggars would ride." Then, or course, we have the Arkansas version, "Wish in one hand and sh*t in the other and see which one fills up the fastest." Good luck with the fountain.

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  10. Somehow.. I think he could just as well continue to hope, but I guess it's just in vain (as wishes often are).. beautiful writing sir..

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  11. I hope he gets his wish and doesn't have to wait too much longer.

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