Write a story around the theme: Be careful what you wish for.
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“Thanksgiving Lottery Ticket” by M.D. Smith
John Franklin bought a lottery ticket. He wished he could hit the jackpot on the Saturday night after Thanksgiving. He knew he might win three hundred million dollars with a single two-dollar ticket. Would John double his chances to win if he bought two tickets? No.A quick look at odds shows he would have one chance in three hundred million to win. If he bought two, it’s two in three hundred million to win the Powerball or Mega Millions. P...
“The Fairy Godfather” by Debra Caples
Once upon a time there lived a widow with five children. The eldest was Julian, a shiftless young man more inclined to hide in the haymow than clean the stable. Clothide, sixteen, wept and moaned about her clothes, hair and their lack of wealth. Twins Roger and Ronald were eight, naughty boys behind in their schooling who would rather fight one another than do sums. The baby, Ella, gave her mother the least trouble, usually upon soiling her nappies and when teething. The widow Jane wasn’t a widow at all but t...
“Cursed” by Randi W
Henry limped his way through the sand; he ran his hand through his hair. He took a shaky breath as he continued along the shore. He couldn’t get the fight out of his head, the voices continued to scream at him, to taunt him; unconsciously his fingers found the ever-darkening bruise that surrounded his eye. He winced. The pain in his ribs shouted at him to get some rest. “One day I’ll show them that they can’t keep beating me!” growled Henry He continued to walk without a destination in mind, Henry didn’t care how far he walked, h...
“Turning Back the Hands of Time” by Deanna West
"I wish that my mom would wake up and smell the flowers!!!!” I know that soundsa bit harsh, and a little insensitive but that's how I felt. My mother and Iunfortunately never had that mother/daughter relationship that you hear yourclosest friend...
“Be Careful What You Wish For” by John Steckley
Be Careful What You Wish For The First Day As much as I don’t like it, I have this infallible way of knowing when to get out of bed in the morning. When I hear the big tractor trailers rumbling and roaring their way out of the warehouse across the road, I know it is time for me to get up. The first trucks leave at the same time every morning. I should know. I work in the logistics office at that same warehouse. I...
“Come Away With Me” by Heidi Slowinski
Anca’s mind drifted as she stood in first light of dawn. All was still quiet in the market square. The frosty morning air bit her lungs as she sighed. Soon there would be people bustling all around. Merchants with wares to sell and villagers hustling about to finish preparations before the winter solstice festival began. Anca had managed to find some winter berries which she bundled with evergreens. Nosegays to sell to the women of the village. With luck, she would make enough to buy a meager meal, likely her only one that day. She pulled...
“The Danger With Wishes: They Often Come True” by Thomasina Rushing
Why do you wish that things would happen? What would you do if your wish came true? A group of girls had a slumber party and they were six middle school girls who always looked for the next best thing. They got together after school one day to plan this awesome slumber party. Their parents would be out of town but knew about the slumber party. The girls names were: Jazmine, Erica, Alexis, Carmen, Kelly, and April. All of them had been friends since kindergarten and their parents trusted them. None of the girls have a second thought to wha...
“Waves” by Dave Renton
Avi stood on the shore and watched, hypnotized by the waves as they relentlessly crashed against the rocky beach. With a lilting rhythm, the ocean swelled out slowly before hurling itself back in again. He timed his breath with the water’s movement. Inhaling while the waves went out, exhaling as they came in. He felt that he and the ocean were breathing in tune with each other. In. The salty cool air filling his lungsOut. He exhaled while a briny mist blew into his face. He love...
“Till Death” by Steven Marengo
Today was finally the day and I couldn’t describe how happy I was. I checked myself out in front of the full-length mirror for the thirtieth time making sure there wasn’t a hair out of place. I fixed my tie and smoothed my hair, the whole-time grinning ear to ear. I leaned over and looked out the window of my room to see the people setting up outside. They were putting the chairs in neat rows leading up to the podium at the front. Another group of people were setting up the tables and putting up the decorations. If I was...
“Final Wish” by Sal Jarrold
I swiftly blew out the candles on my cake to end the night. The smoke drifted above the candles and, I pulled them out to lick the frosting and crumbs off the bottom.“What’d you wish for?” My dad asked excitedly.“He can’t tell you, or else it won’t come true.” My mother said as she stood up and began to cut the cake.
“Jonathen's Wish” by Rachel Frankki
I knew from the second I did it, that I shouldn’t have wished for the ingredients to make a love elixir. I had just become so desperate that I didn't know what else to do. I was losing my last chance to be with the woman I love, a love that was unrequited and incomparable to any other. Well at least, it would be, if I could have a chance to talk to her for more than a few minutes. I had g...
“I Wish I Wish” by Debbie Stelzle
Jen's grandmother and grandfather lived in a huge house. The first and second floors were their Bed & Breakfast. The family lived on the upper two floors in the house. Jen's mom was the only girl along with her seven brothers grew up in the house. Jen's grandparents were selling the B&B to move to a community housing development in Maine. It is much smaller than this house they needed to either give some away, send things to her children. The one thing Jen always loved...
“Dad of the Year Award” by Alexis Porter
The darkness is my haven. This is where I am safe. The familiar aroma of a dusty mattress wafted up my nose. Most people don’t experience the smell of a musty mattress after the sun sets and the breeze from outside brushes against the sheets. It’s more calming than anyone would imagine. The toys touching my nose and stabbing my side as I laid there were not bothering me as I listened intently. The sun had finally set. Everything was okay. Everything was calm again as I took a deep breath. Now you just wait for bedt...
“BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR” by Favour Julius
BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR Once upon a time behind the public toilet in Ladakh India, lived a little girl beautiful, smart, extremely talented and very thin. Her name was Saraswathi. Her parents were so poor and could only afford an abandoned one room building which was behind a public toilet. Her mother sold tea and samosa while her father washed the public toilet for 1000rupees per annum. Thanks to the Indian government, she was able to complet...
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