As he did last year, author Eric Douglas issued a challenge to write a 100-word story for Halloween. Not less than 100 words, not about 100 words – 100 words exactly. It’s much harder than you’d think, but I like what I came up with for this try.
Here it is – “All the Wishes”
There was a flash, like a Polaroid photograph had been taken just near Frankie’s face. When his sight returned, the sky was a solid, pale green, just as Frankie wished.
Floating above the battered brass lamp in the passenger’s seat was a misty apparition with vaguely Persian features. “You see?”
“All the wishes?” Frankie asked, grinning.
“Anything I want?”
“Anything.” The apparition nodded what you might call its head. “I may someday ask a favor.”
Frankie put the car in drive and pulled away from the curb, potential wishes swimming through their mind.
What could go wrong?, Frankie thought.
Be sure and check out Eric’s website for links to all the other 100-word stories he got!