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Your Wish is Granted

by Simeon Koh

There was a man with two skinny arms
Who met a sketchy old lady in the forest
She was starving to death and wanted some bread

He wasn’t sure if she would cause him harm
Besides, he had no bread to share with the poorest
So he gave her some rice instead

Once the old lady had been well-fed
She transformed into a beautiful fairy and broke into a chorus
Singing, “I can grant your wish with my magical charms~!”

So many things whirled up like a hurricane in his head
Unending bag of rice; immortality; or marriage to the pretty florist?
In the end he decided, “I wish for large forearms!”

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Simeon Koh

 

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