This week's challenge from Flash Fiction Friday is to write about a wish fulfilled.
One of the sad truths about the human condition, no matter who you are, is having regrets. Whether momentary or life long, we think about the missed opportunity or a choice we made, wrong or right. I suppose it’s because our life is so fragile, fleeting, and our choices can forever solidify the lives we lead. So we think back, and wish our little wishes. Dream our little what ifs.
You’ve done it, right?
Thought about that little red-head girl, the one you were afraid to give that special valentine’s card. The one you spent hours on, only to be shoved in a drawer to be found years later. And you think? What if?
It’s a fanciful thing, the idea that with a wish you can rewrite a moment in time, make a different choice, take a different path. What of the consequences?
This week write a story where your protagonist has an opportunity to change a single misstep in their lives, whether it be years or moments ago. Did they make the right choice? Is there life better? Did anything change at all? Perhaps there are such things as fate and destiny? It’s your story, so you tell me what happens when a wish is fulfilled?
Prompt: Write a story where your protagonist has a chance to change a single choice, and it’s result.
Length: Up to 1991 words
Deadline: Thursday May 17, 9 am EST
So I thought about choices, and wishes, and destiny. And Fairy Tale folk - who knew? Here's my story ...