Writing prompt: GUMDROPS
Thanks to everyone who dropped me a prompt in the comments! Now I need R-Z!
Eat your Wish, because you sure don’t look like you can write it.
I know, but it is a choice, silly. Pick a Gumdrop or a Pencil.
What do you mean you don’t like Gumdrops? All kids like Gumdrops. Are you sure you’re a kid?
Weren’t Fairy godmothers supposed to have softer voices? Tired of the questions, Ana bit a gumdrop off the tree, not bothering to look at the colour she had picked, turning her face to avoid the sharpened pencil on which it sat.
Her stepfather gave her gumdrops whenever he was happy, and she always spat them in the dustbin, the darned salty-sour things.
But this one was different. So sweet it caught at her throat, binding it like her stepfather’s fingers. Fingers. Wish she had those instead of the twisted stump, maybe she could have held a Pencil, written her Wish. Or eaten her meals herself like girls her age. Or helped Mum around the kitchen, so she would have time to look for a job, or at least to look at Ana’s face and not just her hands.
So, you want Fingers?
No. This time she won’t be confused. She swallowed the Gumdrop, and did not hear from the Fairy Godmother again. Not Fingers, not Friends, not even a Fairy Godmother. All Ana wanted was to go Far, Far away, and she was happy she got her Wish.
I still need prompts for the rest of the alphabet, so keep them coming! I’m tweeting A to Z posts at #atozchallenge There is also the A to Z Challenge Daily with links to Tweeted A-Z posts over the last 24 hours!
Thanks and shout-outs to organisers Arlee Bird (Tossing It Out) , Jeffrey Beesler’s (World of the Scribe), Alex J. Cavanaugh (Alex J. Cavanaugh) , Jen Daiker ( Unedited), Candace Ganger (The Misadventures in Candyland) , Karen J Gowen (Coming Down the Mountain) , Talli Roland , Stephen Tremp (Breakthrough Blogs )