The December 26, 2019, Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that includes the phrase by design. It can be used in any manner — a label, a mantra, a story. Go where the prompt leads!
Respond by December 31, 2019.
In preparation for the new year, I anointed the white candle with the ritual oil. By design, this spell would work to cleanse away the old energy from the past year. For this candle represented my intention – all the hopes, dreams, and successes I envisioned for myself in the new decade to come.
I closed my eyes and centered my thoughts. I pictured myself writing in sunlight and in darkness. I didn’t give up or walk away. I kept reading and writing. I continued to learn.
My goal loomed large. I lit the candle and let the energy flow.
Use your power wisely…
Colleen M. Chesebro is a wife, mother, faery witch, a published poet, and an author. She resides in Buckeye, AZ with Ron, her husband of 34 years. Colleen writes various forms of syllabic poetry, as well as short stories, flash fiction, and fantasy novels.
You can read more of her works on colleenchesebro.com and on her Amazon Author Page.