11:11 P.M.

Day 37: 11 – “Do you believe that you have to utter a wish every 11:11 PM?”

What? I cannot even take this one seriously. What moron makes a wish at 11.11 every night?

I sat by the clock tonight waiting for the night to fall into the magically time 11.11 P.M. I knew that I could have my deepest darkest dream if I made the same wish every night. I could feel the magically winds blowing into my slightly opened window. The air smelled like snow would be here soon. Tonight is the night. I could feel that there was magic all around me.

I quickly turned off the light, then jumped under my blanket so that the wish would come true. I tossed and turned for thirty minutes, but I could not fall asleep. I decided to give up and watch The Office on my laptop. I grabbed it from under the other pillow on the side I don’t sleep on. I enter the twenty mixtures of letters, numbers, and symbols until my password was accepted after the third try.

Around 3.33 P.M., I started to fall asleep so I quickly closed the laptop, returned it under the pillow, then turned out the light.

In the morning, I realised how dumb it was to make a wish every night that does not come true. I promised myself that I would not waste my time anymore.

I sat by the clock tonight waiting for the night to fall into the magically time 11.11. I knew that I could have my deepest darkest dream if I made the same wish every night…… Wait, this is what happened the last thirty nights and I am still doing it, but the results are the same.

I went to sleep at 3.30 last night. It was the same as the other nights. I am driving myself mad. Why doesn’t my wish every come true? I will not do it again. Screw the magic time 11.11 P.M. I will never wish on it again.

It’s 11.09 P.M. I won’t wish this time. I promised I wouldn’t do it. I will do something else. Maybe I will just get in the bed and try to fall asleep without wishing. Yes, that is what I should do.

11.10 P.M. I will turn my back to the clock. I will look the other way. I won’t make a wish. It is so dumb making wishes that never come true.

But maybe just one more. It won’t hurt me. I can give it one more try, then tomorrow I will stop it. 11.11 P.M. I wish for the same thing I have wished for every night.

3.44 P.M. I am still awake. I realise that my wish will never come true. But I also know that I will do it again tomorrow. I cannot stop myself. I am an addict.

Excerpt From: Scott Green. “397 Journal Writing Prompts & Ideas.” Apple Books.

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