It had been circulating around the village for a month now. It had begun slowly, no one knew how, but you could hear it in the whispers and on the wind. In many ways it wasnt there, like snatches of memory forgotten long ago, but in the shadows and in the dark that sits behind your eyes you knew that what was said was true.
A wish. To have anything you could desire.
And that was what made it special.
Anything you could desire. Everyone was familiar with having anything you could want, or anything you could imagine, the Empowered saw to that, but what if what you desired was imagination itself?
That was why the Wish had caught Audrey interest. It was why it had caught everybodys interest. For thousands of years Audreys people had existed, in peace and comfort, but frozen. Contentment had led to permanence, and disuse had led to neglect, until one day imagination died. Now the Empowered could only produce what had been produced before and the only promise of tomorrow wa