It seems like a simple question: If you could ask me anything in the world, what would it be? Anna Freeman poses this to her 8-year-old daughter, Brianna.
"Do you like unicorns?" Brianna asks.
"I do," says Anna, chuckling.
Brianna is obsessed with unicorns. She knows "they're not technically real," but they're real in her mind.
When her mom asks just why Brianna likes them so much, though, the answer isn't what she expected.
"They're cute. And they have horns, so they could attack their bullies," she says during their StoryCorps interview in Chicago.