Welcome to a new year of Friday Fictioneers! We are a community of writers from around the world who post 100-word stories each week, all based on a photo prompt provided by our effervescent leader, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. This week’s fabulous photo is by Rochelle’s daughter-in-law.



by Jan Brown

When my daughter, Hope, was a little girl, we had a magic tree.

She would talk to the tree every morning. Sometimes, she would ask a favor: a toy, a ball. The favor would be granted. Then she asked for a puppy! She named him Muggles.

As a teenager, she developed alternative theories for the appearance of these items. Muggles?  She thought Dad must have rescued him from the pound.

But I knew better.

One night, we found Hope with Muggles, sprawled in the street, victims of a hit-and-run.

I rushed to the tree, and asked for the ultimate favor.


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44 thoughts on “Hope

  1. Very well named story and daughter. I very much enjoyed the magic of the tree, and there’s hope it will grant the favor to the mother. This is a tragedy no parent wants to suffer.

  2. excellent story 🙂 i hope their wish would be granted. would be wonderful (and a bit scary) to have a tree like that 🙂 happy 2014

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