Judy can’t believe her eyes or even her ears when this apparition not only saves her life from the very same robbery three weeks ago, but also informs her that she is his mistress. A zmeu who is bound to the lamp and required to serve her, until he saves a life, a penance he must serve for wasting the life of another. The lit lamp brings him to life and the sexual pleasure he bestows on her feeds him. Will Judy leave the lamp lit and enjoy the fiery pleasures this creature wants to bestow upon her?
This is a very interesting short story filled with a mixture of real life and fantasy. Ms. Carter adds an interesting twist when she shows us what happens to such a mythical creature when his bonds to the lamp are broken and he is set free. For those looking for something different to read, Margaret Carter’s NEW FLAME is just the story to read.