Every once in a while, you jump into writing and you just hit that groove. I just love when that happens, don’t you? Well… that was the case here… It plays on the Wish Upon a Star Disney song, which was not what I was planning when I got started, but I love how it turned out.
Today’s Prompt: I wished on a star once and it came true… I’ve spent the rest of my life being careful never to wish again.
Dreams Come True
They say to be careful what you wish for… There is more to it than that. Once, long ago… when I was a young boy around your very age, I wished on a star, and it came true. You are supposed to be joyous for that, right? Well, I’ve spent the rest of my life being careful to never wish again… For any reason.
I know, you want to know what I wished for, but that is not what matters here. What matters is that you need to be aware that our family is cursed. Some like to say it is a gift, but… I ask you, is it? Is something that powerful really a gift? The real struggle is that, well… most often it does not turn out like you would hope, and that my dear boy, is the whole reason I am telling you this. Once wished for, there is no taking it back… something as simple as wishing your sister was never born… well… you never get over that. Everyone else does, as they do not remember… I am getting away from myself here. Always remember, that when you wish upon a star, it does in fact matter, who you are, because fate steps in, and she is not kind, you dreams really will… come true.
It ended somewhat dark, and I think that may be what I liked most about it, but I hope you enjoyed. What about you? What vision does this prompt conjure up? Please share in the comments below! I love hearing from you! And if you haven’t seen them yet, please check out the anthologies I am published in, the MN Emerging Writers and the National Edition!