Contest - 2022-Flash-04 - Secret Wish

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Contest - 2022-Flash-04 - Secret Wish


Tanabata Wishing Tree

"Secret Wish"

The Japanese have a special holiday, Tanabata, just for making wishes!  Everyone writes out their wish on colorful paper and hangs it on a “wishing tree”.  Italy has its famous Trevoli Fountain in Rome, where visitors throw coins and make a wish – or two or three!  American children and their parents wish on a star before falling asleep.  Making wishes is a part of every culture, and goes back to ancient times.  Secret wishes are sometimes thought to be even more powerful than those made in public.
Whether you hang your wish on a Tanabata tree, or throw a coin into a wishing fountain, or secretly wish upon a star, there is something inherently human about making a wish for yourself or for others.  
 We invite you to write a story of 350 words or less, based on our prompt “Secret Wish”.  Here are some stories from our past competitions that might inspire you!  

Good luck in the contest, and may all your wishes come true!

Double-check your story against the rules, and make all corrections BEFORE you submit!  Multiple entries of the same story will be disqualified.

  • Grand Prize (Staff Pick) – $50 Amazon Gift Card
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Ensure your submission follows these rules:
  • Correct length (350 words or less)
  • Correct spelling and grammar
  • Family-friendly content
Be sure and include some reference to a secret wish!
We are committed to strict moderation and curation to ensure that all content adheres to our family-friendly policy.  In order to have the best chance for your content to be published, you should avoid the following topics:
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Sandra James
Sandra James(@sandra-james)
9 months ago

Wonderful prompt – thank you!

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
9 months ago

Hello, Voice team. It is so exciting. I am looking forward to writing a story on this prompt. I wish I can make it.

Christer Norrlof
Christer Norrlof(@christer-norrlof)
8 months ago

This is a great challenge, opening up for inspirational stories that might have been hidden under many layers. Thank you,!

Margarida Brei
Margarida Brei(@margarida-brei)
8 months ago

Oh yes, a writing prompt on a secret wish, will produce lots of creative writing. I am just wondering when the stories will be available to read online.

Preston Randall
Preston Randall(@preston-randall)
8 months ago

My wish has come true – a creative writing site with an emphasis on sharing and growth in a positive environment. Thanks Voice-Team!

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