Tales From the Split Worlds – Episode 5: Satisfaction
Author: Emma Newman
Genre: Urban fantasy, magical realism
Frequency: Every Friday
Cathy’s wishes cast more unexpected ripples; a dangerous individual seeks her out…
Cathy may have been fey-touched, and as a result slightly separated from the mundane world, but she was still British. That being so, she realised that she wasn’t going to get anywhere without a cup of tea. The next logical steps presented themselves; purchase fresh milk, return home, make tea, drink it.
On the way to the shop Cathy recalled that the fairy had cast the wish magic and not just withheld the answer. That gave her hope and increased her pace. Minutes later, diligently ignoring the magazine aisle, she strode towards the refrigerated shelves at the back of the shop. Only the biscuits distracted her, and as she considered the relative merits of ‘Jammy Dodgers’ over ‘Rich Tea’ in a crisis, she noticed a lone penny rolling along the floor towards her.
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