I found a writing challenge that looks fun. Friday Fictioneers! Basically, the person running the challenge shares a photo each week and participants write a 100 word story inspired by the photo. Between work, moving, and homework I might not post a story every Friday. But I will give it a shot. 🙂

photo copyright by Dawn M. Miller

Make a Wish

I waited impatiently as they brought out lamps for the estate sale. The Wish Lamp had to be there. I only needed it for one moon cycle. One wish could cure mom’s Alzheimer’s, could give her back everything she’d lost. Except Dad.

Aunt Ruth wasn’t supposed to inherit it, claimed she didn’t have it. Gram was clear it went to Mom. Aunt Ruth’s “streak of luck” was proof enough for me.

There it was in the last batch! Simple, black and only fifty cents.  The new moon was only two days away. Twenty-eight days and my mom would be back.