Lena made her wish as she tossed her coin in but there was no splash.
“There’s no splash!”
“What?” her sister, already unimpressed by the detour responded.
“Well’s gone dry.” Lena’s voice wobbled. “Do you think my wish will still come true?”
Her big sister looked into her watery, pleading eyes.
“Depends what you wished for I suppose?”
“If I tell you, it won’t come true… but it was something for us both,” Lena said with a smile.
“Well, then I definitely think it will come true.”
The girls linked arms and left the well to do its magic.
Originally written in response to:
May 23, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story using the phrase “well’s gone dry.” Is it a real well or a metaphorical well? Why is it dry? What is the consequence and to whom? Go where the prompt leads!
Submit by May 28, 2022 to https://carrotranch.com/2022/05/23/may-23-story-challenge-in-99-words/