Three Wishes


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To get me back into posting more than just my Genre Scribes responses each week, I thought I’d take part in D65’s fun 7 Days 7 Posts challenge.

Today’s prompt is: You have just been granted three wishes. What are they?

(I’ll refrain from the usual wishing for more wishes, or winning the lottery.)

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1. Have my characters come to life.

Why? I’d love to see these couples in real-life. Admittedly, as I write romantic suspense spy stories with a massive dash of enemies-to-lovers, it could get a bit dicey. But, man, it’d be fun.

2. Scottish independence

Why? I’ve had this wish ever since I can remember. I want Scotland to be a normal country where what we vote for is what we get. I want Scots (by birth or by choice) to have a say on all parts of public policy. I also really want a Scottish passport with a wee EU bit on it.

3. Speech recognition that understands the Scottish accent

Why? I’m fed up of shouting at my phone and computer. I dream of the day when I can say “Hey, Siri” just once and have her react. Or, when I’ve given up saying a word to Dragon—even though I’ve trained the damned thing on the word—that when I spell it that it doesn’t continually put in the letter “e” when I say “a.” For an idea of what it’s like, check out the clip:


4 responses to “Three Wishes”

  1. Photos by Jez – I'm a Royal Navy Veteran from Scotland and love to get out and about with my wife, susantbraithwaite.com, on our Kalkhoff e-bikes. My faithful camera, Snappy, and the ever-present Lensy (lensball) are always along for the ride to capture the beauty of Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿. Join me as I share photos from our travels, how Lensy views the world & pretty much anything shiny ✨
    Photos by Jez says:

    Love all 3; clip had me in stitches 🤣

    • Susan T. Braithwaite – Glasgow, Scotland – Royal Navy veteran from Scotland. My journey into writing started with a screenwriting certificate program at UCLA Ext. Since then, I've worked as a freelance content writer, erotica author, proofreader, professional beta reader, and content editor. I'm now working hard on my dream writing career: romantic suspense author. When I'm not writing, I can be found drinking too much coffee, obsessing over yarn, and planning world domination with my husband, jezbraithwaite.blog, and our squirrel army.​
      Susan T. Braithwaite says:

      😂 Always!

  2. bushboy – Landcare, photography, music, poetry (of sorts), cooking, our environment, life on the land and making a difference where I can. MotoGP is my "boy" fix.
    bushboy says:

    Great wushes Susan. Characters come to life but for a short time just in case……. I love that video has me in stitches every time 😀

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