by David Christiana, ©Disney Enterprises, Inc
I had fun leaving openings for future writers, and it was nice to believe I wouldn't have to cope with the complications I'd created—like that fairies can't fly with wet wings, or the evil dragon cooking up mischief in his prison cave, or the little banana farmers called Tiffens, or Mother Dove's fragile egg. Let somebody else worry!
But then I was asked to write a sequel. Mmm. Rani owes a mermaid a wand. Mmm. Mermaids are very wet. Will this be a problem?
The big idea here is that wands—really wishes—are dangerous. We wish for good weather, a happy birthday, a high score on a test. These wishes don't seem like a big deal. If your wish for a sunny day were granted, what could be the harm? Well, suppose there's a drought and rain is desperately needed. Or suppose you get that high grade without studying and you really need the information you should have learned? What if the continued existence of the universe depends on it? Aaa!