Flash Fiction Friday: Gracie’s Birthday Wish

Gracie watched wax melt down the sides of the candles. Twelve in all. Small puddles formed in the chocolate frosting of the cake, a flicker of the flame as she sighed.

“Make your wish and blow them out,” Aunt Hildy said with a smug smile.

The wish.

Gracie always wished the same wish. If only it could come true. If only the family wasn’t cursed.

Another sigh. She blew them out with a frown. How many years had she celebrated this birthday?

Her aunt cut the cake as Gracie walked away.

The only wish she had was to turn thirteen.

©Laura L. Zimmerman 2016

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