Note: Apologies for missing last week’s story. I opened my laptop to write. Alas, she is dead. My workflow is disrupted, but I am fortunate to have back-up devices while my precious is being repaired. This is why I pay for Dropbox (consider it insurance) or I’d be using a four letter word that starts with ‘F’ and ends in ‘K’!
“Make a wish.”
Anna sat in her wheelchair watching her great-grand daughters discover the family’s wishing well. Generations played the same game. For some the well served and others… it all depended on which way the coin fell. Life’s gamble. A legend told to spook the young ones.
Anna’s bones ached as she leaned forward.
STOP! The word never left her head.
A coin hit the water like a bullet. Fate sealed. The girls squealed with delight. A tear traveled down Anna’s face and into the abyss. She’d outlived them all; siblings, husband, children.
Her childhood wish – to live forever.