Synopsis:Thirteen-year-old Billy Scott always seeks the lazy-boy’s solution to every problem by simply wishing for an easy resolution. In trouble with his parents and facing impending failure in history class if he does not complete an assignment on pioneer life, he makes a desperate wish for a fairy godmother and is astonished when his wish is granted.
The Council, however, assigns him to a retired “godmother” from a nearby retirement home when all the working “girls” turn up busy with prior projects. Edna Malloy hasn’t worked in decades and is eccentric, forgetful, and unfortunately on probation. Edna transports Billy, his dog, and his best friend Jeff into the past where they end up on a wagon train. Billy’s parents show up under Edna’s spell, but believe they are truly pioneers heading west.
Billy struggles on the wagon train and the harshness of the trail while he attempts to learn about the lives of pioneers. Teeter, a sixteen-year-old troublemaker, makes daily life miserable for Billy with annoying incidents. Billy compromises Edna’s probationary status by tricking her into providing him with a fake smallpox rash. Terrified at Billy’s apparent disease, Teeter runs away, but trips and fractures his arm.
The enraged CEO of the Council-of-Mothers appears and takes Edna to council chambers where she is berated for breaking the “code” and altering history. Adding insult to injury, Billy’s problems mushroom when he alters history a second time. Edna lets him know he has put them both in big trouble with failure staring each of them in the face. Now he needs to correct two mistake-alterations of history and help Edna return to good graces with her Council before he can return home and complete his history assignment.
This script evolved from my middle-grade ebook novel BILLY'S LAST WISH available for the Amazon Kindle on that site. Who hasn't wished for a fairy godmother in a moment of need and what would you do if you got one?