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    Balance of Power

    Discussion in 'Writing Prompts' started by PlotDeviceManager, May 15, 2013.

    On a wild tangent, I started reading these old fairytales and such. Ever notice how each granted wish comes with some terrible loophole? You get all the money in the world and then go to prison 'cause DUH!, you obviously stole it.

    Here's the prompt. The person above you will state their wish. You must write the "equal, but opposite" curse that comes with it. Then, of course, state YOUR wish.

    (Did I set this up, right? I hope so.)


    My wish: The ability to predict the stock market with perfect accuracy.
     
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    The ability to predict the stock market with perfect accuracy but you go to prison because duh! obviously insider trading LOL!


    My wish: The ability to shape-shift...
     
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    The ability to shape-shift but you are tried for murder because (duh!) you have obviously killed the being you shape-shifted into.

    My wish: to be a successful published author.
     
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    POOF! You are now William Shakespeare. And (DUH!) rather dead.


    My wish: To always have exact change
     
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    POOF! You are a living change machine but go straight to prison, do not pass go, do not collect 200, 'cause DUH!, you obviously stole it!

    My wish: To be super duper Centre-Forward for Celtic...
     
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    You can be super duper Centre-Forward for Celtic, but you must run everywhere, at all times.

    I wish I never had to sleep.
     
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    You are effectively able to live your life without ever resting, however you lose track of time because your circadian rhythm is messed up.

    I wish I was able to persuade anyone easily.
     
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    You don't need to sleep but you'll die of exhaustion in no time... or get hit by a bus when you should have been tucked up in bed...

    I wish I was invisible...
     
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    You can persuade anyone you speak to, however you can only speak to people once.

    I wish I could enter different dimensions.
     
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    You can enter a different dimension, but (DUH!) you arrive dead because your body can't handle the harshness of physics.

    You can be invisible, but (DUH!) you have no life because everyone thinks you're dead.

    I wish I could be an astronaut.
     
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    You can be an astronaut but who would know? You'd be lonely in space.

    I wish I could wish
     
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    Your wish is granted! *nothing happens* Now be on your way!

    I wish that I could fly.
     
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    You can now fly, but you are captured by the government and dissected because you are obviously an alien.

    I wish sushi was free.
     
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    Sushi becomes free, but the high demand forces sushi chefs to use cheap ingredients such as canned tuna.

    I wish I could eat all the chocolate I want and get away with it.
     
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    Poof! Wish granted. But you become so morbidly obese that no one ever speaks to you again. You die, not of a bad heart, but a broken one.

    I wish I was smarter than everyone else on Earth.
     
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    wish granted - you are but die of boredom because your level of intelligence is so high, you can't be arsed making conversation with anyone

    I wish I was a publisher and had the final say on all submissions...
     
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    You are, but demand for any of the literature you publish is nonexistent, so you quit before you go bankrupt.

    I wish I had a beautiful girlfriend.
     
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    Your wish is granted, but (duh!) she's a dude... :p

    I wish I could travel through time.
     
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    And indeed you can. Unfortunately, in your first attempt you find yourself standing in a small restaurant, the "Nagasaki Noodle" on August 9, 1945. Before you can figure out what day it is, that spicy noodle you're munching on is no match for the heat you feel coming from outside...

    I wish I that grass was blue.
     
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    Poof! You're in Kentucky married to your cousin

    I wish the poster below me kills the poster below them
     
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    Your wish is granted! The poster below me is dead, but you are going to jail for hiring a hit man... :p

    I wish that nothing bad would ever happen to me.
     
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    Wish granted, in order to prevent anything bad from happening to you, you no longer go out of your home and interact with the world. You are safe alone in your chair.

    I wish good things lasted forever.
     
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    Poof! Wish granted.

    The earth is overrun in less than five years and due to overcrowding, pollution, and starvation, everything goes bad and the world blows up.

    I wish I had a penny
     
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    you do, but that's all you have and (duh!) you starve to death

    I wish I could spend your penny
     
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    You can't spend his penny because (duh!) it's his penny.

    I wish I would always be beside my loves ones on their death beds.
     

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