Fairy God Mother?
You’ve come to grant me wishes, but only if they’re real? Let me think this through:
I wish I could do everything better the first time through. Imagine the time I’d save, the endless sucking on the pencil which really can’t be good.
I wish on-line supermarket shopping was as fast and efficient as it seems to be right up to the moment you begin to wade through the catalogue pages. Think if I had the freezer space for the multipack offers that sound like such good value for money if only my other house was a larder.
I wish every door in my house closed properly and that the stripped-pine original fixtures didn’t come with detachable handles and more screw holes than Swiss cheese. Imagine my house without the clunk of kitchen door against frame.
I wish pounds spent on chocolate didn’t, quite as closely, correlate to pounds gained. No need to follow that thought anywhere but to the gym.
I wish I had time, enough time to appreciate the passing of time. Imagine feeling you were the perfect partner/parent/employee/housekeeper/gardener and writer rather than, at best, an overstrained Stretch Armstrong and, at worst, torn with the rack-acute pangs of guilt.
I wish I could read every book that catches my eye in the book shop, the ones I stroke while craning to read enough information to entice but not to induce a buying-rage need. Imagine being able to immerse yourself in the words and worlds without the nagging thought there is something else you should be doing.
I wish I was paid to do the things I love the most. Imagine being paid to write. This spectre’s chills are seismic quakes.
But, if I really am limited and I have to narrow down to two, then I’d have to wish for global peace and a cure for autism.
Are you sure you don’t have just one more wish going spare? I have an idea how I’d use it. I might wish for a literary agent. Just the one, I'm not greedy. Apart from needing the extra wish of course ;)
DO YOU HAVE A WISH OR TWO WHICH YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE GRANTED? NO GUARANTEES, OF COURSE, BUT I’LL PUT THEM TO MY FAIRY GOD MOTHER BECAUSE... YOU NEVER KNOW!