Last Wish for a Dying Man by Gabriel Daemon
Approx. 15,560 words.
Published on February 20, 2009 by
In the future, felons convicted of capitol crimes are allowed a Last Wish: in exchange for 30 days of freedom, the condemned foregoes all appeals and accepts an ultimate sentence of death. James Mailer’s Last Wish? Spend his last days alone in a lakeside cabin. His solitude doesn’t last when he encounters a beautiful young woman named Megan, who proceeds to show him how to really live.