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On Wishes 
4th-Mar-2009 04:13 pm
[music] last significant
Title: On Wishes
Author: C (cofmanynames )
Word count: 180
Rating: PG13 for character with gory imagination.
Summary: She wishes for lots of things. She just won't tell you.
Notes: Some of the wishes were inspired by the Sandman, by Neil Gaiman.

“What do you wish?”

I wish that things were better, she thinks. I wish that people were alright. I wish that I could understand the people. I wish I could be sure all this existed.

I wish that the world was more interesting. I wish that I had friends. I wish that magic was real. I wish that I could live in a book. I wish I knew. I wish for tiny fishes and golden touches. I wish for words with so many meanings that you couldn't ever even remember.

I wish that I could trust what I think. I wish that I could do things better. I wish that I couldn't make mistakes. I wish I knew everything I wonder. I wish for stories and for dreams and for living forever to be worth it. I wish...

I wish, she thinks, that human skulls were thin and crunchy, so that if I grabbed them by the hair and threw them, their heads would cave in and splatter all nice on the walls...

“I don't wish for anything,” she says.
5th-Mar-2009 03:45 am (UTC)
Kind of schizophrenic. XD

I liked that, though. In a way, I think it expresses what happened when someone asks another person what they wish for; a bazillion thoughts rush through their heads, but none of them are or seem good enough to answer. The question is weighted, whether it seems that way or not.

:D Nice little blurb~
5th-Mar-2009 03:55 am (UTC)
Schizophrenic? O.o How so then, schizophrenic?

I'm very glad you liked it though~ I didn't know if anyone but me gets that kind of insane amount of content-provided-by-brain that just doesn't make the cut. Heh.

Thank you!~ :)
5th-Mar-2009 04:41 am (UTC)
Maybe more bipolar? =O She has these nice thoughts and then BAM~ She has a gruesome idea. XD

>w> You're welcome.
5th-Mar-2009 05:06 pm (UTC)
And here I thought the progression of thoughts was fairly logical~ ie, she's thinking of stuff to make her life better, and failing that, she thinks of something to defend herself against it.

...Noooo, she does not remind me of myself at aaaaall, certainly not... *innocent whistle*

29th-Mar-2009 10:23 pm (UTC)
That was wonderful; I think everyone is like that in a sense. We hope for pleasant things, and when we realize those will fall through, we revert to the wishes that will help us cope or spare us the undesirable.
30th-Mar-2009 02:53 am (UTC)
Thank you! That's pretty much what I thought, but you phrased it much better than I.
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