The Dangers Of Wish Making #99wordstories

The Carrot Ranch is changing. This week’s prompt as ‘I made a wish’. This is the link to the challenge post. I’d like to link to the collection of stories form all contributors, but there will be a period before that is available and, if you want to join in, you need to follow the link. . Please click through, here, and see how this prompt has inspired another 99 word takes

Nervy Arrhythmia, Little Tittweaking’s blacksmith was commissioned to make a wish for the Reverend Dimpled Whitethigh to reward her contribution to village life, viz keeping her sermons were under twenty minutes.

It was a surprise to all that on the day the wish was presented, Nervy was to be found drowning his sorrows in the back bar of the Compost and Rot.

‘What’s wrong?’ the assembled multitudes asked. ‘This is a day to celebrate your amazing creation. It’s beautiful. And you can put on your mantelpiece.’

Nervy nodded. ‘Yes, but there’s one worry.’


‘What if it comes true?’

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 The Dangers Of Wish Making #99wordstories

  1. I have been meaning to say this for a long time and this ost is a great example. The fictional names of characters and places that you create are fabulous. This was fun.

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  2. And yes.
    Wishes can be hazardous to the wishee.
    Well done Geoff.

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  3. JT Twissel says:

    The Compost and Rot – now that where I’d like to get spotty! (I guess in more ways than one!)

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  4. so true. sometimes we do enjoy our problems more than good times

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  5. Norah says:

    One can never be too sure with wishes. 😅

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  6. Excellent, Geoff. Remind me not to make wishes.

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