The Wishing Well (flash fiction)

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The Wishing Well

 

On the path to the Faerie Market, Cindy came across a small stone well with a stone serpent running along the lip. The pixie alighted on her shoulder.

“It’s a true wishing well.” the pixie told her.

“What does it do?” Cindy asked.

“You cast something personal into the water and make a wish.” the pixie replied.

“Cast something valuable in, you mean?”

“Maybe, or something deeply personal, or even a stone you’ve been carrying in your hand as you walked through the forest.” Cindy smiled at his words.

“Does it work?”

“Verily it does. You wish for something, but here’s the catch: you can never tell anyone what you wished for, even if it comes to pass, or the wish will become undone.” the pixie warned.

Cindy stood there wishing for something deep in the confines of her heart. Then she cast the stone into the water.

 

Joanne Fisher

 

Word count: 148

 

This story follows on from Following the Pixie.

 

This was written with the photo prompt provided by Crimson’s Creative Challenge #87.

 

 

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©2020 Joanne Fisher

 

 

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