Flash Fiction: Wishes
The Innocent Girl
Mariam a ten year old sat at the doorstep of her little hut, she was waiting for her parents return from work, it was getting dark, she saw no sign of her parents, fear clouded her mind, she could not understand what she should do.
In a fit of anxiety she went next door for help, she’d never seen or known them, but hoped they’d help, she gently knocked the door, to her surprise out came a man, he was scarier than her dark surrounding, everything about him waved a flag of caution to little Mariam, she disregarded her thoughts and asked for help, the man opened the door and let her in, he promptly closed the door, grabbed some rope from the back of his house and tied her.
“You are my prisoner, you must obey me, you have to cook,clean and look after my house, if you disobey, I’ll show you how evil I am.”
Mariam cried herself to sleep, she dreamed a very pretty woman was watching her, she trembled and tried to get up, she couldn’t her body froze, “do not be afraid said the woman, I’m here to free you, you must do as I tell you, I will grant you three wishes, choose the ones you like most: 1. I can bring back your parents, 2. I can make the man disappear, 3. I will make you rich.”
Ten year old Mariam wanted her parents back and the evil man to disappear, she didn’t have any idea how being rich could help her, she told the woman what she wanted, with a wave of her wand, the parents were back and the evil man was gone, Mariam was happy and told her parents never to leave her again!
As I was reading your story, I was wishing for an opening. I’m glad that the story ended on positive note.
All good wishes,
And I thought how must I end it, thank you Robert, it sure helps when I get positive feedback.
Wow.. that was super cool
Tina from The Sunny Side of Life
Thank you Tina,for visiting my blog.
It is truly frightening for a child to not have their family around them.It was interesting that she didn’t also ask for the 3rd wish…shows the yet untainted minds of children.
Thank you Sonya, your comments are so thoughtful, this is what makes it interesting.