Charli’s in with the March 11, 2021, prompt from Carrot Ranch: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about deep wishes. Where is the deep — in the sky, the ground, or outer space? What kind of wishes reside there for whom and why? Go where the prompt leads!
I was led to poetry, specifically the décima form, something I learned about at Ronovanwrites. This adheres to the rules through the tenth line, but as that was only 60 words, I continued until I reached the Carrot Ranch requisite 99 words. The other reason I can’t mash up with Ronovan’s prompt this week is I did not use ‘fortune’ in the B line, or anywhere for that matter. But as a nod of thanks for the form and inspiration I put fortune in the title.
You have until March 16 to respond to the Carrot Ranch prompt and as you can see, it doesn’t have to be flash fiction, just 99 words, no more, no less.
Colors of Fortune
lazurite pulse from deep within
night sky, star spilt light seeping through
deep wishes are this shade of blue
in sleek watery hues they swim;
yellow sunlight stirs blue, spins
absorbed by earth, emerges green
deep wishes are what color spring;
shoots poke through snow-melt packed-leaf ground
deep wishes star this soft hewed brown
deep wishes are seeds sown unseen;
who’s the sower? we cannot know
but through the wisdom of a child
who knows deep wishes just grow wild
roots in earth, airy seeds that blow;
free to harvest with good reason
deep wishes bloom in all seasons.