Of magic and more

Genie in a Bottle



Hey there folks, this is my third attempt at FF (I think I’m going to count every attempt I make, the way its going), and I’m super delighted to write here again! FF is hosted by ย Rochelle, who chooses a picture prompt every week, on which we are to write a 100 word flash fiction. The word limit may exceed by a few words, you will not be pounced upon for that. This week’s interesting photo is by Dawn M. Miller.

Copyright - Dawn M. Miller

Copyright โ€“ Dawn M. Miller

Here are my 100 words ๐Ÿ™‚



โ€œHave you seen the lamp?โ€ Ali demanded of his wife Sara.

โ€œWhat lamp?โ€

โ€œThe magic lamp, of course! I need the genie to run an errand.โ€

โ€œIsnโ€™t it one of these?โ€ Sara gestured towards the wide array of lamps set on the shelves.

โ€œThose are for the shop, foolish woman! When will you learn to recognize the real one?โ€

Ali stormed out. Sara smiled and withdrew something from a cabinet. โ€œWhew!โ€ huffed the Genie. โ€œThanks so much! It was hard enough working for Aladdin and his three generations, and now a fourth! I get tired too, you know!โ€




Author: tinkerbelle96

Hi! I'm Sam, an 18 year old certified mad chick who likes to imagine that she can write. I live in India, a colourful, diverse country which is sadly getting polluted everyday by more and more violence....something no citizen can be proud of. I enjoy reading-basically horror, watching romcoms and horror flicks(yes, again horror, my favourite being Sinister- its psychotic just like me), eating( food, oh yes, I love foooooood), attending college, and most of all(oh, do stay and listen a while longer) I love animals. I have periodic urges to own and look random "pets". Currently I wish to own a baby elephant, which I will name Thama. I write to express what I feel, to keep that small creative bone alive in my body, and to make readers happy. I hope you like what I write!

27 thoughts on “Genie in a Bottle

  1. Very entertaining, AnElephant loves it!

  2. Aww,what a cute story Sam!Poor genie-to have to work for 4 generations-argh! Good that Sara is ready to give him a break ๐Ÿ˜‰ Loved the dialogues ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I wouldn’t mind one of those genie lamps myself – the fence needs fixing.

  4. A really cute and humorous story and good dialogue. I can just see that poor tired genie.

  5. Ah poor Genie! I’m glad someone is finally looking out for him ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Aladdin is a fierce taskmaster and is not treating his genie very good. If I was genie, I would call his Union Rep and file a complaint with the Labor Board. Tsk Tsk – 4 Generations is way above the general guidelines and Ali knows this. Good story! Nan

  7. Dear Tinkerbelle,

    Clever look at things from the Genie’s point of view. If I had a one, though, I’d certainly take advantage. Good one.



    PS I’ve kept count of my FF stories since I started in April 2012. Haven’t missed a week and am about to hit 100. I’ll announce it when I do. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Also I’ve printed each one off and keep them in a notebook.

  8. Nice twist tinkerbelle96! Maybe the genies should unionize and establish best practices in the workplace or this particular genie could start their own blog to rail against their employer(s). ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. It could be named “Genies In A Blogroll” (see what I did there?…cough…)

  10. Interesting take…we rarely think of the genie as the slave that he truly is.

  11. Hey tinkerbelle :
    Lucky Geine that to get such a ‘saviour’ ๐Ÿ˜›
    Cute story this and you’re great at dialogues

    P.S. I always thought Genies were much like house elves – running after work ๐Ÿ˜›

  12. I think that the genie has ceased doing miracles and have to run errand… sooner or late he will be on strike… I like the flow of this…

  13. I think it would be good karma to befriend an overworked genie.

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