The Thoughts of a Frumpy Professor

............................................ ............................................ A blog devoted to the ramblings of a small town, middle aged college professor as he experiences life and all its strange variances.

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

99 Word Essay - "Wishing Star"

I am trying to fulfill one of my goals by starting back with a flash fiction group.   This is a once a week effort and this week we are to use the words, "Wishing Star".  This flash fiction group is called "Carrot Ranch Literary Community"

I hope you enjoy my brief effort.  I plan to try this every week.

***** Start of Flash Fiction *****

I am sitting outside in the backyard, smoking my pipe when I look into the night sky and see a “falling star.”

“A wishing star.” I mutter to myself quietly. 

I take the pipe out of my mouth, and with my palm of my other hand, I rub across my face and smooth out the edges of my beard and mustache.  A tear forms and brims out of my eye.

“Life did not used to be so complex.” I think to myself.  “How have things gotten so stressful and anxiety filled?”

I knock out the ashes and go inside.

***** End of Flash Fiction *****



Blogger Charli Mills said...

Welcome to the Ranch! I look forward to your contributions as we begin a new year. What a poignant twist, and I think this resonates with many. A good pipe is a way to ponder, and watch the stars.

Wednesday, 03 January, 2018  
Blogger MRMacrum said...

Good job Pipe. You captured the moment wonderfully. Can you do the same in say 50 words?

Sunday, 07 January, 2018  
Blogger MRMacrum said...

I was sure I left a comment here. Regardless, good job Pipe. I don't think Life is more complex. I just think we let it seem that way.

Tuesday, 09 January, 2018  

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