A Wish

Healing stars was fulfilling, but Kiean wished for more.  For his services, the stars gifted him a bit of their essence which he stored in bottles in his wine cellar.  On an ordinary night, he opened his door to an extraordinary star named Crystal.  He healed her, and a forbidden romance grew between the two. 

Fearing discovery, Crystal had an idea.  “Let’s uncork the bottles.”

The essence of the stars encased them.  No longer solid, Kiean glowed fluorescent blue. Crystal shimmered as they lifted to the sky.

Traveling the galaxy, orbiting one another, Kiean received what he had wished for.

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The Disney song, “When you wish upon a star” is now drifting around inside my head.  I do love the night sky and enjoy the idea of binary or double stars; orbiting around each other. 

My story this week took a long time to surface, but it finally did and is my contribution to “Friday Fictioneers,” a weekly challenge hosted by the lovely Rochelle Wisoff Fields. With the help of a photo prompt to inspire, we’re to write a 100-word story.  This week the intriguing photo was provided by our host, Rochelle.

If you would like to join in with this encouraging group of writers or read their stories from this week, visit here.

38 Comments Add yours

  1. neilmacdon says:

    Their ardour will burn with the fierce light of hydrogen fusion

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    1. True. The incandescence of their love will be seen throughout the universe. 🙂

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  2. What a beautiful picture. My children think I’m strange because I always pause to look up. They don’t understand that it puts our little problems down here in perspective. Besides, it’s so beautiful.

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    1. I love that you always pause to look up. I’m a stargazer too! The night sky is so immense and certainly does put our life down here into perspective. Thanks so much for stopping by, Eugenia!

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  3. A simply delightful tale Brenda, well done.

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    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed it. Thanks so much, Keith!

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  4. i b arora says:

    that’s why the stars fascinate us

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    1. That’s right! They certainly do. Thanks for commenting! 🙂

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  5. draliman says:

    A lovely fairy tale 🙂

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    1. Thanks so much, Ali! Hope you have a wonderful holiday. 🙂

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      1. draliman says:

        You too 🙂

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  6. GHLearner says:

    That is such a lovely, romantic and unique tale, Brenda, I love it.

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    1. Oh, I’m so glad you enjoyed the story. Thank you for your very kind comments, Gabi. 🙂 Happy holidays!

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  7. michael1148humphris says:

    A fascinating story, I enjoyed it, my canine friend often seems to wonder why I stop to watch the night sky.

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    1. Thanks so much, Michael, for your nice comment on the story. It’s too bad your friend can’t enjoy the night sky. 🙂 Have a wonderful holiday!

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  8. Bill says:

    Nicely done, Brenda. A lovely story of the cosmos, forbidden love, and discovery.

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    1. Thanks so much, Bill, for your very kind comments! 🙂 Wishing you a wonderful holiday.

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  9. Tannille says:

    What a wonderful story, B. Adored the concept of personified stars.

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    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed, T! Thanks for letting me know. 🙂

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  10. Dear Brenda,

    Your story is pure magic. I love a happy ending. 😀

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Thanks for your lovely comment, Rochelle!

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  11. jillyfunnell says:

    I always wish on the first star I see, as long as it appears to be alone up there, just like my mother taught me. Lovely story.

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    1. What a wonderful habit and lovely memory of your mother. Happy holidays, Jilly!

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  12. Nobbinmaug says:

    That’s great. It reminds me of ancient mythology or indigenous stories about the stars. Well done.

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    1. Oh, I like that. I’m so glad you enjoyed. Hope you are enjoying the holidays!

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      1. Nobbinmaug says:

        I am. I hope your holidays are good, as well.

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  13. Dale says:

    What an original and magical story, Brenda. I loved it.

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    1. Well, that made me smile. I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Dale. Hope you have a wonderful weekend with family and some friends. 🙂

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  14. Quite mystical, and vividly described. I was left imagining orbiting stars ‘out of this world’.

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    1. Thanks so much, Francine, for your kind comments, and I’m glad the story set your imagination into orbit. Happy holidays! 🙂

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  15. plaridel says:

    better late than never, but what a delightful story. well done .

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    1. That’s right, Plaridel. My muse is often tardy, but at least shows up (haha). I’m very happy you enjoyed the story! Happy holidays to you and yours! 🙂

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  16. msjadeli says:

    Brenda, your love story gave me chills up my spine in the best way. Sometimes a hero needs to step outside of what’s expected and reap the rewards ❤

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    1. Wow, I love your comment! It gave me a big grin. 🙂 Happy holidays, Lisa! 🙂

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      1. msjadeli says:

        Happy Holidays, Brenda ❤

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  17. Laurie Bell says:

    Oh wow. I love this. How magical

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    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed, Laurie. I like “wow” anytime. (haha) I hope you are enjoying the holidays! 🙂

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