The Birthday Wish by Kate Russell
Approx. 4,400 words.
Published on May 2, 2013.
Grace hates her best friend Ryan for stealing the guy Grace has a crush on and then making out with him at Grace's birthday party. When it's time to blow out the candles and make a wish, Grace keeps it simple: she wishes Ryan would die. But birthday wishes don't really come true, right? The Birthday wish is a young adult short story with paranormal/ supernatural elements (4,240 words in length).