Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Shooting Star


At the heart of much speculative fiction (and fiction in general) is a question. What if? On Tuesdays I like to throw one out there and see what you make of it. Do with it as you please. If a for-instance is not specified, feel free to interpret that instance as you wish. And if you find this becomes a novel-length answer, I'd appreciate a thank you in the acknowledgements. 😉

What if you had unlimited wishes?

(I had the kiddos ask each other what one wish they'd make, and most wished for unlimited wishes. So, why not?)

20 comments:

  1. That would be scary. The world could get mixed up more I think if everyone had unlimited wishes. Like where would the money come from if everyone wished for a million dollars. Things like that.

    betty

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  2. I created a poem using eight prompts including this one.
    https://horrorharridans.blogspot.com/2019/08/corrupted.html

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  3. There's a reason the genie in Aladdin says "and no wishing for more wishes..."

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    1. And a couple of the kiddos policed themselves and told their partners this wasn't allowed. But it was the 2nd day, so I let it slide.

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  4. I think we would get bored and lazy. Look at how easy it is to get things and do things now as compared to 30 years ago. We already have things too easy making people more stupid, fatter and self-entitled. We no longer have to remember phone #'s for example. People are losing the ability to cook with minimal food and we drive everywhere and, often, recklessly. I could go on and on. One thing I have to say...those kids are smart for wishing for unlimited wishes

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    1. Or they couldn't think of anything else. They were rather put on the spot.

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  5. I agree with Birgit. We'd stop doing anything.

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  6. Oh wow. You'd probably read about my reign of terror in the news.

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  7. I don't think I'd need unlimited. Actually, I don't think I'd want unlimited. If you didn't have to work for anything, had everything given to you, I don't think you'd really be happy.

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  8. If they all came true the world would be a better place.
    Coffee is on

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  9. I think I would get bored with unlimited wishes. Sometimes I like a challenge. It's like eating your favorite ice cream every night, you would get bored.

    I want a limited number like 100 so I can use them wisely throughout my life. Great question.

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  10. I've known this one since I was a kid. I would wish myself the ability to be able to do anything I can imagine.

    That one wish would give me the ability to then fulfill my own wishes from then on.

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  11. No, thank you. It would be tempting to have, but I'll skip.

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  12. I probably wouldn't make too many after an initial spurt of lots of wishes. Then I would get tired of it.

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  13. Oh my..the things I could wish for!! But wouldn't the world be a funny place if everyone had that?

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  14. I think one will simply get bored!

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