July Blog Challenge: Days 28 & 29

Day 28: List 5 things you wish you had said and to whom

Day 29: If you had the power to create one thing and bring it into existence, what would you create?

Day 28: I am behind it seems on the July Blog Challenge again.  Yesterday I should have posted 5 things I wish I had said and to whom.  I thought about it yesterday but there are just so many things I wish I had said to people that I couldn’t come up with a short enough list.  I mean seriously, how many times have all of us had where we wish we had told off that annoying person who more than deserved it?  How many times have all of us had where we wish we’d had that great comeback line when we needed it?  There are also plenty of times when I wish I had said yes to a trip or an event or a party or whatever and I didn’t.  There are probably just as many times where I should have said no to a trip or an event or party and didn’t.

I suppose I don’t regret those things too much because I stand by the choices I have made in my life.  They have made me who I am so I can live with that.  The one thing I can say is that I’ve never had a chance to say how I felt about someone and let it slip by.  I don’t have any regrets or wishes concerning that type of emotion either.  Anyway, other than some of the famous phrases I wish I had been the one to create, I suppose the list wouldn’t really be all that interesting so I’ll just move on to today’s post.

Day 29: This one seems like an obvious answer but if I had the power to simply snap my fingers and bring something into existence it would be a better cure for cancer than chemotherapy drugs and radiation.  As I think I’ve said before, I would even settle for a successful gene therapy that could correct mutations in genes that result in increased risks for certain cancers.

Since that one seemed like the obvious answer, I thought I might come up with a second answer to today’s challenge.  If I had the power to create one thing and bring it into existence, I would want to create the perfect story.  This quest made me think about what exactly the perfect story might entail, what it would have to have included to be considered a ‘perfect’ story.

I think I have some aspects narrowed down:

1. Compelling characters who are both relatable and well rounded

2. A plot that sucks you in from the very first sentence and just won’t let you go and even stays with you long afterwards

3. Drama and comedy along with a little bit of a lovestory, a little fighting, a little nostalgia, a little friendship, a little coming of age, a little bit of a life lesson and a little bit epicness… I guess a little bit of everything

That’s about all I can think of for now.  I was trying to think of any books I considered to be close to ‘perfect’ but I don’t know, I think every story has flaws.  What about the rest of you?  Any ideas on what exactly the ‘perfect’ story might include?  Any books you feel meet those requirements?

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