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Thanksgiving Wishes

Growing Up Snuck Up On Us

By Kelsey ClareyPublished 11 months ago 1 min read

"I saw this in a movie once," says the oldest of the cousins as she picks up one of the chestnuts they had collected and turns towards the the Old House. "You make a wish and try to break some glass on one of the windows."

She lines up her shot and lets the nut fly, making a wish she doesn't yet understand is futile as the glass of one of the windows shatters:

"I wish we'll always be able to be together like this."


About the Creator

Kelsey Clarey

She/Her/Fae/Faer. I live in Nova Scotia, Canada. I mostly write poetry and flash fiction currently, a lot of it fantasy/folklore/fairy tale inspired. I also like to do a lot of fiber arts and design TTRPGs.

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  • River Joy4 months ago

    Wow so much power and emotion in such a small moment. Thank you for this.

  • Celia in Underland4 months ago

    You captured so much in such a small piace. Just wonderful. Melancholic but beautiful in all the right ways 🤍

  • Matthew Fromm4 months ago

    this is really good microfiction. i'm glad you shared it again!

  • Clever&WTF8 months ago

    Such emotion from such a short piece! Great story!

  • Cendrine Marrouat11 months ago

    I love this! You pack a bunch of emotions in such few words!

  • sleepy drafts11 months ago

    Poignant and beautifully haunting. ❤

  • Cathy holmes11 months ago

    Aw, that is so bittersweet. Wonderful piece.

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