Daily Prompt: Three Coins in the Fountain

Have you ever tossed a coin or two into a fountain and made a wish? Did it come true?

When I was younger, I was always told that if you toss a coin in the countain and make a wish, it will come true.

…My parents lied to me.

I don’t know how much money I’ve just thrown away on these empty beliefs over the years… I always wanted to believe that something would happen, but nothing ever did. Nothing I ever wished for came true… Actually, that’s not entirely true. I remember when I was a kid, I made a wish for a GameBoy for my birthday…

…I just didn’t anticipate it taking 10 years to actually come true. I kinda thought that it would have more of a turn-around period of twelve-months instead. But clearly not.

I stopped tossing coins into fountains the day I saw a bunch of kids in a particularly large fountain in Sydney. This was a particular fountain that a lot of tourists would toss a coin into – almost like one of those things you have to do anytime you visit Sydney. But this one day, I saw all these kids in there collecting all the coins, and running off with them. A fountain full of wishes… and they were all being stolen.

Maybe that’s why none of my wishes came true – because some little shits kept stealing them.

If you steal the coin from the fountain, do you steal the wish as well??


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