Ernest Wilmette thinks that he can create miracles and somehow create hope. Ryan Hardy thinks that he should mind his own business. Lizzy MacComber believes in fact and not the "fairy tales" (or so she calls) Ernest is coming up with. One day something very strange happens. An old well seems to be granting wishes to whomever wishes upon it. Only Ernest, Ryan and Lizzy know what the well's true intentions are and that secret is getting harder and harder to keep. They understand that they can't fix the world and that they should do their best in their little corner of it. They also have to keep up hope in order to save it.