If Wishes Were Ribbons…

We stared at the Wishing Tree with wonder.

Photo prompt courtesy Sue Vincent

So majestic, so magical. I could SEE what great things could be done through its powers.

“Cut it down,” I told my foreman, “we’ll use these ribbons to make Wishing Pods, and sell them to the rich & the famous for a 100 Mn apiece.”


Photo by katermikesch at Pixabay.com


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This is a mashup of two challenges:

  1. Sue Vincent’s  Thursday photo prompt: Wishes #writephoto
  2. Kat Myrman’s Twittering Tales #92 – 10 July 2018




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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17 Responses to If Wishes Were Ribbons…

  1. Sue Vincent says:

    Now that’s a really sad story.

  2. Piyali says:

    Seems like a good idea. I hated those red and white thingies anyway.

  3. Kat Myrman says:

    Awesome collaboration! Your tale weaves the two photos tegether beautifully. And with a strong message! Well done! 😊👍😊

  4. Iain Kelly says:

    Pretty cynical, but probably true.

  5. balroop2013 says:

    I know you are just having fun with those prompts and understand the power of faith.
    Though I have never believed in the power of wishing trees, wishing wells and even prayer flags that flutter, carrying thousands of wishes, I have great respect for those beliefs as faith can move mountains and accomplish incredible things.

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  8. Greed often wins in the end, doesn’t it? Good writing, Anurag. —- Suzanne

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