We, as a culture, send a lot of mixed messages about making wishes. It's something that we're supposed to do basically all the time --- Blowing out your birthday candles? Make a wish! Lose an eyelash? Make a wish! Look at the clock at the right time? Make a wish! See a shooting star? Oh you best believe you better be asking the nebulous and unknowable forces of the universe for some money, because it's wishin' time. And yet, even with all of that, the world is full of stories where every time someone makes a wish, it goes horribly, horribly wrong.
But maybe Lovern Kindzierski and John Bolton's Shame can change all that with its fairy tale style opening about a kindly old witch who makes a wish for a child of her own, and... oh wait, it says here that she awakens dark forces and ends up giving birth to the most evil woman in the world. Ah well. Check out a preview!