holiday_wishes 2009

I’ve participated in holiday_wishes since 2005 and am going to try to grant the wishes of more people this year! In the past I’ve done (1) as many people as possible, (2) the same number of people as the number of wishes I had, and (3) some multiplication of #2. I think this year I’m going to do the latter (#3).

Seven is a lucky number, so I’m going to try to fulfill seven wishes for every wish I make. With 10 wishes of my own, it’s a total of 70 wishes for me to fulfill. I don’t have much besides snail mail and stickers to give out, though, so my gifts are going to be for the cost of postage because, basically, that’s all I can afford.

Letters/Cards to: (67 total)
scoff, scatterheart, grlxinterrupted, punkgirl28, shellasaurusrex + tea, conjure_lass, love__me_baby, angelwolf24, devils_sidekick, arizonaicerose

smurphy487, zianuray + earring, greenet + poem, weaponx2032, memoryanddream, snowflakie06, fabricdragon, gocart_romance, skudge, sacred_darling

wanderlustlover, drop_down_dead, y2jdingo, inspired, dixid, allingoodtaste, mstangledwebs, outoftime, trashcan_blues, insixeighttime + quotation

recycled_wings, missdew‘s mother, unboundbebedora, yoshiiii, daez, amethyst_clan, istalksnape, guiltyred + $2, just_chiara, alchemia

julie709, emekitty, gizmometer, neonrose5, winnable, coldblackhand, oregano42, xopink_heartsox + stamps, randomlacila, tissuepaperpet

tabbiewolf, cimplybe, writtenxxpages, homsan, uglybracelets, eleventy_first, pandoraisis, apeystar, sheryll, sweetgingertea

maika_75, cherrydanish + yarn, ezhang1 + book, blueleopard87, myras_girls, sualocin, sondora9

Stickers to: (4 total)
dont_deny_me, lchan, fish_are_icky, rainbowserenity

I do it this way so that I can feel like I’ve “earned” my ten wishes for holiday_wishes. I know that wishes are wishes and the granters are giving gifts, but it helps my conscience to give back and not just ask ask ask.

So far, I’ve earned 10 wishes with 71 granted! Yay! I’m done!

Last updated: 21 December 2009, 23:31 PST

Viannah E. Duncan

Viannah E. Duncan is a writer and activist hailing originally from Los Angeles. She lives outside of Baltimore, Maryland, and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Wilkes University. She has a cat, Cleo.

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