If I could have one magical item…? That’s EASY!

Today’s ‘WANAfriday’ prompt for consideration is this: If you could have one magical item, what would it be and why?

I frequently daydream about someone asking me this question. Someone, that is, with the power to grant me my heart’s desire.

Because I totally know the answer.

In fact, I confess I set the prompt with a clear foreknowledge of what I would choose… Because I spend just about every day wishing I had one. And that’s —


A time-turner…

From J.K. Rowling’s remarkable Harry Potter series, first mentioned in my favourite of all the books, Harry Potter and the prisoner of Askaban.

I mark the hours, every one, Nor have I yet outrun the Sun. My use and value, unto you, Are gauged by what you have to do.
— Inscription on Hermione Granger’s Time-Turner

The Harry Potter Wiki site has quite a good summary of how the time-turner is used in the books and movies. Put simply, it allows the wearer to ‘turn back time’ for a precise period and effectively accomplish a whole set of other tasks in the time, while still having achieved the first.

The resourceful and brainy Hermione Granger uses it to attend classes that are scheduled for the same time period. And then in the climax of the book the time-turner is used by Harry and Hermione to achieve some wonderful things. (I really do love that book!)

Why do I want one?

I should have thought the answer obvious. Never. Enough. Time!

I love the idea of being able to slot in a few extra hours every day. There’s always something that doesn’t get done, and the feeling of never quite achieving all I set out to can be frustrating and wearing.

Like reading. I never seem to get any time to read any more.

I feel a time-turner would revolutionise my ability to schedule by adding in the fourth dimension. That would really make me smile.


What magical item would you choose?

Please let me know in the comments or join in the WANAfriday fun with a blog post and tweeting/tagging to #Wanafriday. I’ll update contributions here as they come to light.

Hmm, there’s a bit of a Harry Potter (ish) theme this week ~ heh.

17 thoughts on “If I could have one magical item…? That’s EASY!

  1. Brilliant! A time turner! Who couldn’t use one of those, right? It would certainly come in handy these days 🙂


  2. If there was ever any doubt as to the power of Ms. Rowling’s writing, this series of posts should dispel it. Her magical toys have become the point of reference for the rest of us. The time turner is cool, but not something I’d probably play with – in my life, I’d end up turning it so many times I’d be dizzy!


  3. Hermoine used her time turner so she could do the work for all the classes she was taking. I’d want a time turner for the same reason. Think about it. I could have an entire 8 hours every day to write on my personal projects, and do my day-job too. 😉


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