Microfiction #4 – Things That Never Were

“Do you have a potion for the broken heart?” she said.

“You don’t need a potion for that,” the witch said, “You write about how it could’ve never happened, in the spellbook.”

“But why?”

“For us, for a little while, tales are a different kind of magic,” the witch said, “They alter the realities.”

“That’s amazing and.. terrifying.”

“But there’s a catch – you’d instead be longing for something like.. the goodbyes to the unspoken hi, the replies to the unwritten letters.. or simply the nostalgias to the things that never were.”

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