Charli Mills’ Carrot Ranch wranglers had their first prompt of the year. It was to write a 99-word (no more, no less) story about wishes with the idea of I wish and to go where the prompt led the writer.
Today she posted The Collection: all the stories that these writers wrote about wishes. They are really worth reading so please check them out at http://www.carrotranch.com
Here’s the one that this pedometer geek writer wrote:
Boys and Their Toys
From the time Rob was old enough to ask Santa for what he wanted, his wish was for a train. Every year he wished for a train, and every year he was disappointed.
He would get sensible gifts like underwear and socks and some toy, but never his heart’s desire.
Years passed; the boy became a man. He no longer asked, but still wished for a train.
Finally, Rob bought a train for himself. It’s a British locomotive like his great grandfather drove in Scotland. It travels past a station, lake, forest, and a stone circle—his wish fulfilled.
~Nancy Brady, 2022
Seriously, check out The Collection. This pedometer geek found such varied responses to the prompt. Some were humorous; some were poignant, but all were heartfelt. One in particular made me laugh out loud. Again, http://www.carrotranch.com under the Blog.