Careful What You Wish For

Posted: May 13, 2017 in What Pegman Saw
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Today, What Pegman Saw takes us to Cirque de Navacelles, suggested by JS Brand. A big thank you to K Rawson for posting Pegman each week. Choosing one’s own picture for a 150-word story is such a treat.

Be careful what you wish for

Sophie tilted the box. The tiny houses rattled, wood against tile. Mama said, “Gentle.Those were my mother’s and her mother’s. They make wishes . . .”
Hoping Mama would be quiet and leave, for she was allowed to play with the magical set only when Mama was gone, Sophie shouted, “You’ve told me before!”
“Six-year-olds don’t speak that way to their mothers.” Mama raised an eyebrow; shut the door.
Oh, the excitement of watching Mama, enfolded in her lavender cape, disappear into the woods. Sophie had hours to play with the wooden houses while eating all the bauernbrot bread with milk. No one knew these two were tucked deep inside the forest so no one would disturb her play or glutinous behavior. Looking through the tiny isinglass window of the church she whispered,”Wouldn’t it be grand if Mama never came home?”
Four days later, Sophie, hungry and cold, still listened for Mama’s footsteps.

  1. Scary start. I get the feeling Mama ain’t coming back

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  2. k rawson says:

    Haunting and sinister. Loved it!

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  3. jellico84 says:

    The power of a wish….one should be wary. Good story.

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  4. Sarah Ann says:

    That’s the problem with making wishes when you’ve magical toys around. Hope mama comes home soon. Well told.

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  5. Dear Lish,

    I hope Sophie is able to wish Momma back home. Well written in any case.



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