UNEXPECTED

When Caro stepped on the Frenchman’s pipe, her ordinary camel life became extraordinary. First, he wasn’t really a Frenchman but a jinn imprisoned in human form. Second, the jinn rewarded Caro by granting her a wish. Third, Caro wished to visit a “movie theatre.” One of the merchants had spoken of nothing else – this magical,…

DESTINY

When she was eighty-seven years old, Beryl moved to Wilcherry to avoid the family curse. On her ninetieth birthday, the dingo showed up in Beryl’s living room. Putting her cup of tea on the kitchen counter to avoid throwing it at the dog, Beryl sat on the couch. “There aren’t any dingoes in this area.”…