The Wish Jar

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“What is your wish?” Tanya asked, looking into my eyes.
“I am not going to tell you,” I replied and put the red color paper in the wish jar.
Tanya’s expressions changed. She accepted her defeat, or so it seemed.
I left the room.
A couple of minutes later I realized that something was not right.
I return to the room to see Tanya holding the red color paper in.
“Tanya!” I gasped.
Nodding she turned towards me, with tears in her eyes.Β  In her hand, the piece of paperΒ  read “I wish to get married to Tanya this year.”


This post is written for Friday Fictioneer. You can read other stories Here.Β I provided today’s prompt. It is a wish jar at my home. We write down our wishes and put it in this wish jar. And believe it or not, several wishes have come true. Thank you, Rochelle, for accepting this picture.



  1. BellyBytes says:

    What happens next? I love this hanging in the air feeling

  2. Dear Priya,
    What a lovely proposal. It sounds like he capitalized on Tonya’s curiosity. Thanks to you and your husband for the prompt this week.

  3. Ah, sweet story – but I think he deliberately left the room, knowing she wouldn’t be able to resist reading his wish! πŸ™‚
    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

  4. I agree with Susan; he knew she would read it!

  5. I hope they were tears of joy! Nice one Priya.
    Click to read my FriFic tale!

  6. trentpmcd says:

    I hope Tonya said “yes”!

  7. ceayr says:

    Sweet story to go with your sweet photo.
    To my ancient and cynical eyes the suffused pinks make it delightfully feminine.

  8. She might be thinking, “I secretly wished you to wish for me and our wish came true”.
    Loved this one Priya <3

  9. michael1148humphris says:

    Somehow I fear for these two, they need to be more open with each other. But it was a fine story and a good use of the prompt

  10. pennygadd51 says:

    I like that story, because it starts before the first word and doesn’t finish with the last word. So many questions! I hope Tanya hasn’t jinxed the wish by taking it out of the jar!

  11. “If wishes were horses we all would ride,” my mother used to say. May they both ride in the future.

  12. Abhijit Ray says:

    Innovative way to propose.

  13. Akshata Ram says:

    The sweetest love story ever!

  14. Sandra says:

    Nice story, to accompany a really interesting prompt. Well done on both counts.

  15. That’s a lovely way to get a proposal.. Beats the ring in the champagne or cake.

  16. Well written piece. Love the build up and ending…

  17. draliman says:

    At first I was annoyed that she went into the jar to find out his wish, but in the end I’m glad she did πŸ™‚

  18. I think he knew she’d look. A lovely story, Priya!

  19. Aaah Sweet, but she really shouldn’t have peeked, maybe she had put a wish “I wish he would ask me to marry him” in the jar too

  20. 4963andypop says:

    Thank you Priya for the pretty and inspiring picture this week! I hope Tanya’s nod was a yes to the idea of marrying, and the tears were tears of joy. Very happy ending, if so!

  21. Dale says:

    I love that he/she knows exactly what Tanya will do once they’ve left the room! Sweet.

  22. subroto says:

    Sweet story, maybe he knew that she should would peek πŸ™‚

  23. lisarey1990 says:

    That’s lovely & sweet. Hoping it works out for the main character & Tanya.

  24. Violet Lentz says:

    May many more of your wishes come true. Thank you for the lovely photo!!

  25. granonine says:

    Was she happy? Sad? Angry? Shocked? This is a wonderful start to a much longer story, I think πŸ™‚

  26. StuHN says:

    I took this as two women in love. Asking someone to marry you can be tough. Making your wish and getting your wish don’e always happen. Methinks, in this case, it will.

    • Priya says:

      Though i had a man in mind as my protagonist. I guess, it would be apt for 2 women in love as well ( probably more apt). Thank you for the lovely comment.

  27. gahlearner says:

    That’s very sweet, a proposal they’ll never forget, and that’s unique. Thank you for that intriguing picture prompt.

  28. Phew, at least it was something nice, Tanya could have had a nasty shock for her curiosity.

  29. Piyali says:

    Awww! This was sweet πŸ™‚

  30. I do hope she was supposed to open it; otherwise, she spoiled the surprise. Maybe, he knew she would be curious. Lovely take on the prompt photo, Piyali. Hope there’s a happy ending with a ‘Yes’ answer.
    Isadora 😎

  31. I believe his wish will come true! Lovely story.

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