Far Fetched Fables No. 97 Siobhan Carroll, M.K. Hutchins, and Amy H. Sturgis

Flash Fiction: “Genie from the Gym” by M.K. Hutchins

(Originally published at Daily Science Fiction.)

First Wish:

I wasn’t stupid. Someone had abandoned that lamp in the gym locker room for a reason. I thought about just wishing to lose weight, but the genie might vaporize my arm or something to meet that requirement. So I wished that I could lose weight.

Overnight, chocolate disappeared from the world. Anyone attempting to bake cookies would open their ovens to find cold, crisp slices of cucumber.

M.K. Hutchins is the author of the YA fantasy novel Drift and numerous short stories. She often draws on her background in archaeology when writing. Find her at mkhutchins.com.


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