Getting What You Asked For

This was written for Flashfiction February on my discord server. I went with the 100 word target, and the challenge was dialogue only. In this case I went with the idea of something between a Djinn, Rumplestiltskin, and a Faerie, and getting what you asked for. As many of us know, you have to be VERY clear in your word choice, or else….


“A deal is a deal.”
“Of course, and I will hold up my end.”
“Yet you will not give me what I am owed?”
“I will give you exactly what you are owed Dearie, but not what you asked.”
“I don’t understand.”
“I am bound to the bargain, to the very word of it.”
“But you will not give me what I have asked?”
“No dearie, because what you wish is what you asked.”
“It is, it could be-“
“It very well could be, were I the generous sort.”
“And?”
“Take what I give, and do not test my equanimity.”

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