The Wishing Coin
TV reporter Julia Preston is frustrated in life and love…
…until a street vendor sells her a magical coin that fulfills all her darkest wishes.
Denied a promised promotion, TV reporter Julia Preston learns that it went instead to ambitious newcomer Bailey. Even worse, she discovers that Bailey is dating her ex. Walking home, seething with anger, Julia encounters a street vendor selling wishing coins. Skeptical, she’s not interested until he offers an old tarnished coin with some geometrical figures that intrigue her. It soon becomes clear that she has come into possession of a miraculous weapon to use against those who have wronged her. With the coin’s help, Julia is given the dream job, gets rid of the despicable Bailey and makes up with her ex. But when her partner’s mother enters Julia’s life, she faces the biggest challenge she has ever met before.
Can Julia really get everything she wishes for and live her candy life even when a dark secret behind her TV success is revealed?
About the author
Antara Man started writing at the age of seven and has been doing it to this very day. Apart from reading and writing, you can also find her practicing yoga, as she has developed a keen interest in self-improvement, spirituality and becoming a better human being. Apart from fantasy and science fiction, she also enjoy writing criminal and suspense stories and believes in unity in diversity. In her opinion, the best books and stories are a crossover between genres.
Unhappy with her career and her now non existent love life, she sees a street vendor selling wishing coins….
Her life takes an unexpected turn soon after she makes wishes, would they be to her advantage, or is Julia cursed?This is a short story that packs a pleasing punch as the main character sets the back drop for a twisted tale that spins a dangerous web. This isn’t the usual run-of-the-mill classic turned modern innuendo, and the author does a wonderful job of mixing self-discipline with deeper underlying issues that only Julia can unravel – or can she?
Antara Man presents a new twist on a familiar (though not blatantly obvious) tale. Through careful character development and excellent plot and story construction, Antara Man knits together a compelling story of self-discovery and brings the reader right with Julie from start to finish. This book is a good afternoon or weekend read.
I noticed minor editing errors but to be fair I have read books from mainstream publishing houses with as many errors. The errors I noticed did not detract from the essence of the story.
This Short and Sweet tale was quite enjoyable and fun. I look forward to more from this author and Happy Reading Everyone!
Traci Marlatt — The Kindle Book Review
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A nice little modern fairy tale, based on the interesting idea of being able to get anything you wanted just by wishing for it. TV presenter Julia Preston’s dissatisfaction with her life and career seems to be at an end when she buys a wishing coin from a mysterious street vendor, which can grant her every wish. But, as Julia soon finds, being able to get your own way all the time is not necessarily for the best…An entertaining novella, which can be read in an afternoon or evening, this is worth the 99c price tag.
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