Magic Man

He asked for three more wishes, pleaded with the genie for nother chance. Swore that he’d made a mistake. He wanted to take them back.

He couldn’t answer the genie’s question, “What are you going to do with them?” Smoke like the chocolate tendrils of a giant squid embraced him, the smell of warm desert winds, the smell of forgotten spices.

The genie was gone.

He would have to solve his own problems.

Again.

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10 thoughts on “Magic Man

  1. “Smoke like the chocolate tendrils of a giant squid embraced him, the smell of warm desert winds, the smell of forgotten spices.”

    I absolutely adore that line.

  2. Oh, I forgot to mention that I got prompts from http://bekindrewrite.com/ ! Said prompts were Extra Wishes and What are you Going to do With it?

  3. Really great, Chris! And I agree with your other commenter — the “smoke like the chocolate tendrils” line is wonderfully vivid. I could almost smell those spices. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. Ditto onlyfragments!

  5. Parul says:

    “He would have to solve his own problems… again”
    Sounds familiar! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Nicely done! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. I like the unique take on the genie story

  7. DBJohnson says:

    Well done! Add another admirer of that fantastic line…. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. KP says:

    ‘Again.’ very expressive.

  9. elmowrites says:

    Ooh, you’ve got an interesting take on a classic story here, and I loved the smell of the desert winds. I wonder why he couldn’t tell the genie what he wanted to do with the wishes.

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