During an annual festival of lights in a fantasy realm, a lantern carrying a wish falls directly on your doorstep, meaning you have to fulfil it.
Children's laughter pealed from the city streets, floating in through my opened window. I smiled at the sound, my gaze drifting from the stack of half folded clothing on the bed in front of me. Dusk was beginning to fall, the sky turning a vibrant peach as the sun slowly fell from the sky. It wouldn't be long now.
Pushing the rest of the clothing back in the large wicker basket to be dealt with l...
I sit on the creaky wooden porch. Children’s shrieks of joy fill the air, as they dance in the streets. Couples stroll down the moonlit streets. many people sit outside on their porches like us, exchanging stories and greetings with family and friends.
My grandma sits next to me watching the people and the bright orange lanterns floating higher and higher into the night sky.
I watch one lantern ...
A Liam POV
The one you've all been waiting for
and I actually wouldnt know if he's the one you've been waiting for, so don't quote me
𝓗𝓮 𝓰𝓲𝓿𝓮𝓼 𝓪 𝓵𝓪𝓼𝓽 𝓯𝓸𝓾𝓰𝓱𝓽 𝓫𝓮𝓯𝓸𝓻𝓮 𝓯𝓪𝓭𝓲𝓷𝓰 𝓽𝓸 𝓭𝓾𝓼𝓽...
Justin sighs in relief. "Finally. Thanks to Chris." He smiles at him.
Chris smiles back then bent down to calm his wolf.
I turn around from my position in front of Savan...
Let down you hair
I’m a stranger
But you needent be scared
I received your wish
Last night at my door
Your lantern did fish
Your heart’s desire in store
Leave with me now
Before the witch returns
Don’t ask me how
Your soul does yern
Here we now go
My name Flyn to restore
The Kingdom bestow
We go now, i deplore...
Staring out her window, she smiles gleefully at the floating lanterns.
Cosette loves this time of year. Fairies from all over come to see the Wish Jubilee. Hundreds of lanterns get wishes attached to them and lit and sent up to the sky. Each fairy receives one. Then you have the honor of fulfilling the wish.
The lantern chooses you.
They light up the night sky, making a beautiful display. It n...
It’s become normal, not being normal. I stopped waiting for the lantern a long time ago. Most get it by the time they’re eighteen, some late bloomers not till nearly twenty two, then there are those who get nervous, but it always comes by twenty five; but never for me.
I turned thirty this year. It no longer bothers me when people stare. I know who I am, I don’t need the lantern to prove it to a...
A light that could rival the burning sun bursts out into the world, painting the cobblestones with colours of oranges and reds, yellows and purples. The weird thing about that though is that such a light shouldn’t be normal, at least not at 12AM in the dead of night.
Rika stares at light with a burning hatred simmering in her chest. She hates that light. She hates what it signifies. Because in th...
It was BlinkenKnob, the elvish Festival of Lights. The wandering streets of Brocken were trimmed with the traditional purple lala flowers and twinkle lights. Elf children dreamt of sugar cookies shaped like flames. Elf grownups wished each other well. There were parties and parades all leading up to the arrival of the wish lanterns. Everyone everywhere was happy except for Mr. Inkling.
As I pace across my room, I knock over a pile of books and a lamp from my table. I softly curse under my breath, and resume back to thinking about what to wish for at the Festival of Lights.
The Festival of Lights is the biggest celebration of the year. Banners of red and silver are hung across every house in the town. Children dressed in lantern costumes run across the street in joyful frenzy. ...
Laughter echos through the streets as little kids run up and down the village throwing lanterns into the sky.
I sigh, leaning my chin on my palm. I’ve always watched the festival from the safty of my house. I’ve never dared enter the streets when the lanters are flying around.
If I caught one of those wish lanterns, I’d have to grant the wish. I can’t even begin to imagine failing. No one in t...
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