I was once challenged … either by a teacher or a contest, I can’t remember which … to write a three wishes story. This is what I came up with. I think it still needs a little work, but is a fun read anyway.
She slips her final nickel into the one-armed bandit. She pulls the arm. Cherry. Lemon. Plum. Her nickel falls back out.
“Phew! Am I glad to be out of there!”
“Who said that?” She looks around and sees no one. She shrugs her shoulders and picks up her nickel.
“Hey! That tickles!”
“What? Who said that?”
People nearby look at her and go on with their gambling.
“Me. Who else?”
“Who? I don’t see anyone.” This time she whispers.
“The nickel in your hand, stupid!”
“The nickel? But money can’t talk!”
“Wishing nickels can.”
“Yeah! You can now make three wishes, on me.”