Make a Wish is a scary funny story for kids about a young girl who meets the devil and is granted three wishes.
There was a girl named Veruca Snott who was very badly behaved. Her parents couldn’t control her and she was always causing problems. At school, she bullied all of the other kids and beat them up. She had no friends and everyone in her class hated her.
One morning, Veruca was on her way to school when a strange man stepped out of the bushes and blocked her path. The man was dressed in black from head to toe and his eyes glowed with an unearthly light.
“Who are you?” asked Veruca.
“Well, I have many names,” the man replied with a sly smile. “Some call me Beelzebub. Others know me as Belial, Old Nick or Lucifer. You probably know me as Satan.”
“Oh yeah?” sneered Veruca. “Prove it.”
“Alright,” said the devil. “I will grant you three wishes in return for your everlasting soul.”
Veruca thought hard for a minute, then shrugged her shoulders and said, “OK, it’s a deal!”
“What is your first wish?” asked the devil.
“Well… I’ve read stories like this before,” said Veruca, “When people are granted wishes, they usually end up getting screwed, but I’m too smart for that. So, for my first wish I wish for unlimited wishes.”
The devil raised his eyebrows. “Very smart,” he said. “Your wish is granted.”
“I know,” replied Veruca with a cheeky grin.
“What is your second wish?” asked the devil.
“Um… For my second wish, I wish I was a millionaire,” she said. “And I mean a millionaire in American dollars, so no tricks with some weird foreign currencies.”
The devil smirked. “I think you’re too quick-witted for me,” he said. “Your wish is granted.”
Veruca opened her schoolbag and found it packed to overflowing with bundles of cash.
“Excellent!” she cried. “OK, for my next wish I want to be the most popular girl in school.”
“Your wish is granted,” said the devil.
Just then, she heard the school bell ringing in the distance.
“Oh no!” shouted Veruca. “Look what you’ve done. You’ve made me late for school. Now the teacher is going to give me detention for sure! Oh, I wish I was dead!”
And then, suddenly, she was.