Wishing, Wondering and Wandering: Morgan and Logan debate the imponderables #carrotranch

Charli Mills’ latest prompt is

December 28, 2017 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about a wishing star. It can be central to the story or used in a different way. You can have a character interact or not. Go where the prompt leads.

‘What you looking at, Morgan?’

‘The stars, Logan.’

‘Wishing stars?’

‘Nah. More wondering.’


‘That too, but mostly wondering.’

‘What about?’

‘The human condition. My feet. Scallops.’

‘All together or separate?’

‘See, the human condition is a mystery, right? I know a lot about it and lots I don’t know. While I know all there is to know about my feet, unlike the scallops who’re unlikely to know my feet at all.’

‘True. And the stars made you think this?’

‘Not really, they just popped into my head.’

‘I’ve made a wish, Morgan.?’


‘I wish you’d talk sense.’

For regulars of my blog and my attempts at Charli’s prompts you’ll know I’ve given a lot of time to Mary North and her family. Well, she’s gone on a break just now and instead Morgan and Logan, two dialogue obsessed, philosophically inclined rough sleepers have decided to take their place. I hope you enjoy their musings

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline. I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy. I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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15 Responses to Wishing, Wondering and Wandering: Morgan and Logan debate the imponderables #carrotranch

  1. Ritu says:

    Always enjoy the musings you create!

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  2. LOL. I can always count on you for the unexpected, Geoff. You had me chuckling. But I might not enjoy eating scallops any more… because I won’t be able to think of them without thinking of feet.
    Happy New Year!

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  3. Pingback: A Wishing Star « Carrot Ranch Literary Community

  4. Charli Mills says:

    Woohoo! Welcome to the ranch, Morgan and Logan!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. JT Twissel says:

    Ha! Sounds like something my husband would say to me.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Norah says:

    I hope Mary enjoys her break. It will be good getting to know Morgan and Logan and to try to make sense out of their philosophising.

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