Monkeys Paw: Wish Upon A Time

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Death Wish

A few years later, I retired from my position and decided to move back to Britain. I tried to give away the paw, but no one wanted it. I even tried to give it for free, but people still didn’t want it. I eventually gave up hope from being freed from my curse, but one day I met an old friend. His name was Mr. White. We talked for a while and I accidentally brought up the paw. He was interested and asked me to drop by later that night. It was cold and wet that night. As I approached the front door, there they were. A perfect family of three laughing and smiling. The paw had started uncurling its shrivelled fingers until all three were up again. We had a great time that night. I told them of all I had seen in India, but the paw finally came up. They asked for the paw and I gave it to them. I shouldn’t have done that, but I could not handle it anymore. I was free from the curse, but it didn’t give me the satisfaction I was looking for. I just wanted to be reunited with my family.

At last, I found myself standing on the edge of a cliff. As I was looking at the bottom, I felt something push me into the darkness. There I was falling to the bottomless pit of my own desires.

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