Sohaila never knows in the morning what the day will bring. Four babies desperate for attention or the long, empty days of a lonely widow?
Since she made that wish for more time her days come at random. Babies, adult children, willful teenagers, every day a surprise. How to keep track of it all?
Sohaila wants her days in sequence again.
Unwishing a wish, like unblowing out a candle. Not an easy task.
This short story appeared on the 2013 Locus Magazine Recommended Reading List, was given an honorable Mention in Gardner Dozois’ The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Tenth Annual Collection, and was recommended reading in Rich Horton’s The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2014 Edition.