Yuan Xiao Festival — Friday Fictioneers

Title:  Yuan Xiao Festival
Source:  Friday Fictioneers sponsored by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple
Word count: 100 words

PHOTO PROMPT © Carla Bicomong

Ying Yue and Liu Rushi ran arm in arm, dodging people and clutching their lanterns on their way to the lake. The full moon floated on the horizon.

“What is your wish?” Liu Rushi spoke into Ying Yue’s ear.

“A husband.” Ying Yue blushed and adjusted the candle.

Liu Rushi giggled and poked at her friend. “A husband?”

“Yes.” Ying Yue glared and returned the jab. “And you? You have no wish?”

“I want to be a courtesan,” Liu Rushi raised her lantern and spun around.

They lit the candles and softly prayed as their lanterns drifted into the night.



Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

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