A fellow writer Alice Keys wrote THE WISH FISH MICRO-fiction #7: each tale 100 words, exactly. This is my response – also 100 words exactly.
THE WISH FISH (Response)
As the third rock breaks the surface, the large gray fish lets out an air bubble sigh.
Seeing the silhouette of the little girl, he pictures strawberries.
The third rock settles onto the pile among its predecessors.
He notices another figure standing nearby.
“That’s it?” he hears it ask.
“Yup” the little girl replies.
Breaking the surface he speaks “Princess?”
“I wish for strawberries” she says.
He sighs, drifting strawberries from mind to bank.
“Not world peace?” he asks.
“Maybe next time.” She says.
“Why not wish for word peace?” the boy asks.
The fish smiled, one day my prince.
Stephen Kellogg – 2013