- Transformation. Usually from rags to riches. Sometimes from ugly to beautiful. There's a lot of folk in the world of fairytales who are definitely not happy with the way they are.
- Defeating the Enemy. This usually translates as "please obliterate the enemy for me", which the fairy godmother may grant if the enemy is a truly evil threat to many. Sometimes though it means helping the "wishee" to develop self confidence and other skills that enable them to rise above those taunting them.
- Wisdom. Sometimes asked for by the more foreseeing client who, in anticipation of their life being changed for the better (often going on to become royal by marriage), realise they need wisdom to know how to manage that new life and not make a complete hash of it.
- Invisibility. Rarely granted as the fairy godmother is automatically suspicious as to why anyone would want this and consider it is highly unlikely to be for any purpose remotely honourable.
- To Make Ends Meet/Survive/Prosper. The client does not necessarily need to be transformed to achieve this but do need their circumstances to drastically improve.
I'm Allison Symes and I write novels, short stories as well as some scripts and poems. I love setting my work in my magical world, the Fairy Kingdom, and my favourite character is Eileen, who believes hypocrisy is something that happens to other people without caring that statement is hypocritical in itself! Eileen is huge fun to write for and about.