99 word prompt : sequestered

December 28, 2017 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about a wishing star. It can be central to the story or used in a different way. You can have a character interact or not. Go where the prompt leads.

If you want to participate, here’s the link:  https://carrotranch.com/2017/12/28/december-28-flash-fiction-challenge/


“We have a proverb,” The farmer said.  “A child looks to the starry skies and sees hope…”

“Whatever does that mean?” A man in strange green uniform asked.

“Allow me to finish,” The farmer scoffed.  “…but the wise woman sees drought.”

“Where are your men?”

“We have one per 100 women, and those are sequestered away,” she said.  “When men rule, destruction reigns.”

He spoke into a box on his shoulder and said.  “Kill them all!”

“We don’t wish upon stars, we develop our minds” she chuckled.   A starship and their crew turned to dust. “Prepare to be sequestered.”


©Joelle LeGendre