Acumen Of Desideratum by Phaedra Weldon
Approx. 5,200 words.
Published on August 31, 2010 by
Mike Ross doesn't want to lose his daughter—but his soon-to-be ex-wife might get a job in Virginia, and he knows she'll take Brendi away from him if she gets custody.
So—when the ugliest doll in the new-age crystal shop he owns, makes Mike a proposition of granting him one wish—he wonders if he should go with his delusion, or check into the nearest hospital.