"I open my hand and force a smile, step to the fountain and close my eyes. I make my wish – the same wish I'd always made – and squeeze my eyes tighter, release the coins, and hear the plunk as they hit.
Opening my eyes to watch them sink, slowly swaying from side to side, they submerge under the glowing surface of the water. Descending lower and lower, they finally rest at the bottom – among hundreds of other coins – featured in spotlight effects created by the reflection of the lamps. What wishes do those coins represent? New cars? Better jobs? Marriage Proposals? A kiss from that special someone who can't be expelled from daydreams? Those are not the things I'd ever wish for..."
~ excerpt from
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