GrantedBook - 2018
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Another example of a wasted wish--though still better than a sloppy kiss. The problem with world peace was that it never lasted. Yes, if you wished for it and your wish was chosen, the Granters would make it happen, but for a fleeting moment only, and then the world went back to its usual routine. The last time that particular wish was granted it lasted for all of forty heartbeats (and fairy heartbeats at that, which are considerably faster). Less than a minute with no war, no bloodshed, no beating or bullying. Nobody really noticed.
"Humans are . . . " He struggled to come up with the word.
"Dangerous?" she offered. "Unpredictable? Totally insane?" Maybe all of the above?
"Complicated," he concluded.
A wish is many things. It is hope and desire and daydreams. It is impossibility and improbibility and something in between. It is stardust and well water and spectrums of light in the sky. It is half-melted birthday candles and Christmas lists. It is broken turkey bones. It is the willing suspension of disbelief.
And sometimes it is desperation. It is a hole in your heart that wants filling. It is more-than-anything-in-the-world.
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