If we can guess what's going to happen all the way through a story, it's tempting to skip right to the end. And if the plot merely consists of one happy event after another, or one sad incident after another, then we're unlikely to find it very interesting. In The Wish Coupon, Kinsey constantly switches between good news and bad news for her main character, Mary. Looking at a couple of sequences from the story: Mary goes to bed thinking the Wish Coupon doesn't work, but wakes up in a palace - where, unfortunately, various guards try to 'arrest' her. So, here her mood goes from angry, to extremely happy, to worried. Later, she is excited about dressing up and going to a party, disappointed not to be asked to dance ... and then thrilled when the prince approaches her. Throughout The Wish Coupon, the readers are kept wondering what is going to happen next. This continues right up until the clever twist at the end, a feature of many good short stories. When Mary wakes up in bed, we wonder if it was all a dream ... but then - surprise, surprise - her doctor and the prince turn out to be one and the same man. But maybe some parts of the story could be developed further, and that smart ending could be set up a little better.