Be Careful What You Wish For

For 30 years, Donald prayed day and night, standing on one leg, not eating or drinking anything.

God finally relented and appeared in front of him. “What do you want?” HE asked Donald. “I want my very own wishing star,” Donald replied, dreaming of the thousands of wishes that the star would help fulfill.

“As you wish,” said God.

The next morning, Donald got up excitedly, and told the star, “Take me to Paris for breakfast.”

The star replied, “Wish you a very good morning Sir. Wish you a Merry Christmas. Wish you a very Happy New Year! Wish you…”


99 words.

My first story in 2018 has been written for Charli Mills and her Carrot Ranch Literary Community. The prompt this week was:

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.

Let me take this opportunity to wish (pun unintended) a very Happy New Year to everyone I have come in touch with (or remained in touch with) through my stories on this blog. Keep spreading joy, and it is bound to come back to you sooner than later 🙂 Cheers.



About anuragbakhshi

At the age of 40, I decided to exit the corporate world, and enter the world of stories as a full-time writer. Wish me luck!
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12 Responses to Be Careful What You Wish For

  1. LOL – not quite the wishing star he had hoped for. Good one.

  2. Dahlia says:

    Haha – very well done! Wish you a Happy New Year too 🙂

  3. A beautiful lesson to start the new year. Wish you a great year ahead.

  4. Charli Mills says:

    Not the kind of wishing star he expected! The humor is applied so well to create the twist. Thank you kindly for the joyous wishes at Carrot Ranch. Wishing you all that luck you seek in your writing endeavors (I have a good feeling that your stars will align).

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

  6. Alexander De says:

    This story is like a gift – very funny twist. Zander

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