The genie story, Flying Beds and Invisibility Suits, is based on what my son would have wished for if he had three wishes from a genie.
I explained to my son that sometimes a malicious genie will ensure that your wishes are not fulfilled in the way you expected, so for each of his wishes I got him to think up a way it could go wrong.
When he finished the story, I indicated places that editing was needed (i.e. spelling mistakes and dubious grammar), before he wrote up the story in his school book for English.
A couple of years down the line and I thought I'd submit the story to Tempo. Then hey presto, it was accepted:
Below are links to my Canterbury Tale published by Coscom Entertainment, my most recent Global Short Story Competition winner, my short-listed story for the National newspaper, Abu Dhabi's, annual short story competition and a story that appeared on the Every Day Fiction site - where you can leave a comment: