kit (mizkit) wrote,

Friday Hypothetical

I have stolen this idea from burger_eater/Harry Connolly (whose brilliant 3rd book in the Twenty Palaces series, CIRCLE OF ENEMIES, has just come out, and if you haven’t been reading these books, you really should be. I don’t read much urban fantasy because it’s too much like work, but I really like these books). Anyway, Harry periodically posts hypotheticals to see what people make of them, and I love the idea and have been meaning to nick it for ages, but I only just remembered (again) while at the keyboard, so I’m offering up a Friday Hypothetical. :)

The hypothetical situation: you are offered two wishes by a reasonably benevolent, very powerful creature able to do such things. You can be assured that as a rule, the intent of your wish will be followed, rather than the literal law of it: if, for example, you wish for world peace, the reasonably benevolent creature is not going to accomplish it by wiping out humanity and therefore getting rid of war. If you wish you had superpowers, you are not suddenly and permanently going to become a character in a comic book–but you’d better specify what powers you want, because otherwise you might get the not so useful superpower of My Hair Always Looks Terrific.

The rules: one wish must be world-level wishing, something that won’t necessarily do you personally any good but may affect the world as we know it. The other must be personal.

The catch: only one will be granted.

What are your two wishes?

(x-posted from the essential kit)
Tags: hypotheticals

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