What You Wish For

Rated 5.00/5 based on 6 reviews
At twenty dollars, the antique Underwood is a steal. But is the flea market find a blessing, or a curse? Short story suspense, 20 pp.
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Price: Free! USD

Words: 7,060
Language: Canadian English
ISBN: 9780991934508
About Sherry Isaac

Raised by Nancy Drew and Miss Marple, Sherry Isaac’s rich storytelling is laced with a pinch of mystery, spiced with a dash of the unexpected, and served with a dollop of suspense. Her novels and short stories feature heroines who, like wildflowers, appear fragile, yet thrive in the harshest conditions. Sherry weaves love, life and forgiveness into tales that transcend all obstacles, including the grave.

The Forgetting earned the Alice Munro Short Story Award in 2009. In 2010 her novel, Homecoming, earned Honorable Mention in the Georgia Romance Writers’ Maggie. That same year, the Heart of Denver’s Molly contest declared her heroine, Hannah Marsh, ‘Unsinkable’.

Sherry believes in romance, identity, and the depth of the human soul. What doesn't kill us, makes us writers.

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Reviews

Review by: florence fois on May 04, 2013 : (no rating)
Ooops ... I am so sorry it took so long. I read this story two minutes after it came to my Kindle ... I procrastinate far too much. I'd better hurry and review Sweet Dreams. Dont' be like me ... hurry ... read Sherry tell her what you think.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: florence fois on May 04, 2013 :
Sherry has a truly unique voice and has used it to craft an intriguing story. How the innocent purchase of an Underwood typewriter changes the lives of the two cousins, Megan and Catherine. A short with power and punch, What You Wish For takes us on a journey ... the road twists and turns ... we find ourselves laughing and then we take pause. Something very strange is happening and Megan and Catherine are in the middle of it.

This is a quick and well written story you can read on a cummute, or a treat on a quiet afternoon. Do youself a favor and read this story. IN this and in all her stories, Sherry keeps her promise to tell a damn good story that leaves us at the end wanting more.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Gloria Richard on April 10, 2013 : (no rating)
The humor hits, twists, and storyteller voice of Sherry Isaac shine in this short story about protagonist Megan's quest for fulfillment. No spoilers, but this reader LOVED the image of the Underwood, the pages it produced, and the twists the creative author spun into this tale. RECOMMEND!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Gloria Richard on April 10, 2013 : (no rating)
The humor hits, twists, and storyteller voice of Sherry Isaac shine in this short story about protagonist Megan's quest for fulfillment. No spoilers, but this reader LOVED the image of the Underwood, the pages it produced, and the twists the creative author spun into this tale. RECOMMEND!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Gloria Richard on April 10, 2013 :
The humor hits, twists, and storyteller voice of Sherry Isaac shine in this short story about protagonist Megan's quest for fulfillment. No spoilers, but this reader LOVED the image of the Underwood, the pages it produced, and the twists the creative author spun into this tale. RECOMMEND!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Sharon Clare on March 27, 2013 :
What You Wish For is a captivating short story, a blend of whimsy and suspense that explores the strong and sometimes complicated bond between two cousins, Megan and Catherine.
The story opens with delightful banter as these two young women shop for treasures at a flea market. Megan picks up an ancient Underwood typewriter, but we soon realize there’s something not quite normal with this purchase.
A true story teller, in What You Wish For, Sherry Isaac leads us down a straight path where we’re confident we know the way until she expertly twists the direction and suddenly we find the story is not what we think.
Sherry Isaac has a lyrical voice that will charm any reader. Her clever prose is a delight to read. It’s apparent this is an author with a love of words.
I don’t think you can read What You Wish For without putting yourself in Megan’s shoes by playing along and making a wish. To learn what Megan wishes for, pick up the story for your commute to work, or take a break from the TV and computer, and read it aloud to your family, like I did. They loved it!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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