Dear Jezzy: I Dream of Djinn
by Sarina Dorie
The Modern Fairy Weekly, August 5, 2014
I have been dating a muse for a hundred years. About fifty years ago, he moved in with me. About ten years after that, I started hinting I'd like to get married. He didn't acknowledge the hints. After another ten years, I flat out told him. He said he didn't want to be tied down to another immortal for all of eternity. I'm pretty happy most of the time except for this one aspect of our relationship. One of my friends suggested I hire a genie to grant my wishes to come true: ask for my boyfriend to propose to me as my first wish, ask for him to get a job as my second wish, and ask for him to contribute to rent as my third. I'm not sure if magic will work on him because his natural muse abilities might repel other magical creatures' powers.
What do you suggest?
--Dreaming of Djinn
It's time to take your head out of the clouds and check in with reality. You need to dump your loser boyfriend--he doesn't have a job and he lives with you and doesn't pay rent!--and start dating someone better. You know what they say about a muse out of a job; they aren't any better than a succubus--and far less a-musing.