We've all wondered what we might do if we had three wishes. For those amongst us who are sensible, the first wish must be to have an unlimited supply of wishes. Or maybe that should be the third wish, in order to gain an unlimited supply plus those first two wishes. Immortality would also be useful, although it's essential to be careful and specific as to how you wish for it - it would probably be best to throw in a preferred age and status of health with some 'not getting older' stuff into the mix. And we've all read books or seen movies where those granted wishes inadvertently use the term "I wish..." without actually thinking they're making a wish. The whole business is a bit fraught, which is why author Emma Newman's idea of making wishes come true seems down to earth and quite possibly achievable.
You'll have to read the exact guidelines on her Split Worlds website to see why the wishes I've chosen don't include immortality, great wealth, or a everlasting parade of long-snouted animals, but for the moment here are my three wishes:
1. my partner's put a lot of work into editing Fur-Lined Ghettos magazine. We'd like to sell more copies!
2. my novella, "And God Created Zombies", published in 2009 by NewCon Press was at one point being considered for adaptation as a graphic novel. That fell through. I'm hoping there might be someone out there to take it up again
3. I once sent a copy of my comic novella, "Ponthe Oldenguine", to Noel Fielding from The Mighty Boosh suggesting he make it into a movie. It would be nice to receive a reply
So, there we have it. Make my wishes come true!
And here's the housekeeping bit:
"These three wishes are part of a wish-making community organised by author Emma Newman to celebrate the release of the second Split Worlds novel "Any Other Name". Can you make any of them come true? Come and see what other people are wishing for and find out how to join in at www.splitworlds.com/split-worlds-extra/three-wishes – who knows, perhaps someone could make one of your wishes come true."
Check out Emma's novels as well, if you are intrigued by the idea of Downton Abbey crossed with the Fae.