It was as simple as clicking a few boxes on their site.
‘Internet’s Mail-Order Magic Letters: Bring some magic into your life!’
They didn’t ask for an address, or payment details. It seemed harmless enough.
Then came the letters.
The first opened in a spray of glitter that dissipated into the air. ‘CONFIDENCE!’ it read. She negotiated a promotion that day.
The next unfolded itself in her hands, and crooned bedtime stories from a small illustrated mouth. She got her first full night’s sleep in weeks.
Then the next held ‘good luck’ coins. She gave them to a beggar, who hugged her on the street the next day, their fortunes turned.
For all it was magic, it wasn’t sinister. Nobody came to collect, nothing had to be signed away.
And on each envelope was a return address.
She started to write back, sending trinkets and doodles and small gifts in thanks.
And thus the letters also brought her a dear friend.
Image by Felix Lichtenfeld from Pixabay.