Three Wishes, Please?

Finally, my luck was changing!

When I rubbed it, the antique lantern produced volumes of smoke. The smoke had eventually coalesced into this gigantic barrel-chested individual in loose silks, brass wristbands, and large hoop earrings.

He spoke at length in a booming voice. My initial elation turned to ash when I realized he was speaking some language I did not understand. It sounded vaguely Middle Eastern.

“I didn’t understand a word of that, big guy. Do you speak any English?”

He peered at me quizzically, and touched fingers to his ears.

Nope, my luck hadn’t changed. The genie was deaf.

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Inspired by this week’s Picture It & Write prompt:

Original image by Alberto Seveso.
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8 thoughts on “Three Wishes, Please?”

  1. That’s amazing! I almost fell off the sofa chuckling. This is what I love about Picture It & Write, the same image can inspire so many vastly different responses. Thanks for contributing!

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