Gifted


by Michelle Sagara

A short story of 5k words. The last of the Genies has lived for longer than he can remember, hiding from humanity to preserve his life; he is capable of granting three wishes, yes – the third wish is always death to his kind. Drawn to human cities and human dreams because...

A short story of 5k words.

The last of the Genies has lived for longer than he can remember, hiding from humanity to preserve his life; he is capable of granting three wishes, yes – the third wish is always death to his kind. Drawn to human cities and human dreams because they burn so brightly, he watches, making no friends and inter­acting so briefly with people they barely remember him when they pass by.

But one night, after millennia of care, he thought­lessly grants the wish of an old woman…

eBook published August 2011 by Rosdan Press • Cover art by Anneli West
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