Carrot Ranch

Ode to the Sandman

Carrot Ranch always has an interesting prompt and I almost missed this one. Details In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story using the phrase, “stars in the sand.” Your story can be any genre (or poem) and can use realism or fantasy. It’s a dreamy prompt. Go where the it leads!

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One day in the home of a happy family, the tiny little boy asked his mommy!  "Where was I before I was born?"

"Oh dear, you were the twinkle in daddy's eye."

"Like stars?"

"Yes!  Like stars."

"Wow!" He kept saying as he excitedly ran to tell all his friends.
After a few days had gone by, he woke up rubbing his eyes on one fine sunny morning and noticed some sleepy particles on his fingers.

"Mommy, mommy, look and see the sandman came last night to visit me.
"I do hope he put some stars in the sand."