The Coffeelicious
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The Coffeelicious

Make A Wish

By Akshay G.

We came across a wishing well and he said, “Let’s check it out.”

Like everything else in the old village, the well was aged — crumbling and battered. He eagerly peered over the edge with his iPhone out as a flashlight and said, “I think I can see some coins glittering down there. I pity those people who wasted their money on making a wish.”

I, meanwhile, rummaged through my purse and pulled out some loose change. He heard them jangling and turned around to look at me.

“Not you too!”

I gave him my stern look before standing at the edge and closing my eyes. I tossed the coins in. After a moment, I heard them meet the bottom.

“What a waste,” he muttered.

As a reply, I put my arm within his and steered him away. “Wishing wells are not a waste.”

“I don’t think you mean how they are great storage pools for coins from the past to now,” he replied.

“No,” I shook my head and looked up at him. His beard was just the right size of a stubble. “They make you want to wish for something.”

“But you know wishes don’t come true.”

“Doesn’t matter. Making a wish is okay sometimes—it tells you what you really want.”

He still looked unconvinced. “But what good is a wish that doesn’t come true. What did you wish for anyway?”

I snuggled close to him and kissed him on his cheek. He was bewildered and looking up at him, I couldn’t help but smile.

“I’m not telling,” I said, sticking my tongue out at him. “And I’m not so sure that it didn’t come true.”

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Akshay Gajria

Akshay Gajria

Storyteller | Author | Writing Coach | Tech Enthusiast | Read more at akshaygajria.com