“It’s the pink one,” Jas said.
“No way.” Al looked at the lamp in question.
“Oh yeah? Which one then?” Jas asked.
Al pointed out the squat clear one.
“You sure about that?” Jas crossed his arms, scanning the table. “You only get one chance, you know. We’ve only got twenty bucks.”
Al examined the selection. It could be the Asian inspired one, but that was too obvious. Wasn’t it? He reached out to rub some dust away but the owner slapped his hand.
“You rub it, you buy it!”
“Damnit,” Al said. “I’m never going to find that genie.”
Friday Fictioneers is a weekly photo prompted writing challenge led by Rochelle over at her blog. To read other entries, click the froggy below, to post go to Rochelle’s site for all the information. Either way, enjoy!
41 thoughts on “From a Land, From a Faraway Place”
Great story I read another one earlier that had Aladdin in it, must be the lamp theme. Well done enjoyed the story.
Ah dang it—that’s the downfall of not reading any other entries before I post, but I know I’ll do better if I don’t read any! Glad you liked it, thanks for reading!
I don’t ever let bother me, think of it as great minds thinking alike.
Have a good day/night Hannah.
Hannah, I don’t read other stories first either and I’m of the same mind–great minds on the same track.
Fun story. Well written.
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Nice story- I actually LOVE the pink one. Looking for one thank you for a lovely post and jinx for re blogging.
This story made me smile. I enjoyed the playfulness of what I assumed (now I am not sure why) kids. 🙂
With my luck I’d get the resentful genie that has a death wish.
The genie would probably only give the poor kids trouble if they actually got her. My genie knowledge coming from I dream of Genie not Aladdin. 🙂 Very clever story.
Happy B-day btw
The way the submissions are piling up on FF, you’d never get anything written if you read all the others first. Nice one anyway. I enjoyed it.
Very true! Thank you and thanks for reading.
nice – 🙂
Ah man! And there’s me thinking I would be original!
So glad I clicked and read you after my story 😀
A very fun read. Nice one. (Great theme too… obviously) ;D
I still need to check yours out–as other commenters have said, great minds clearly think alike! Thanks for reading.
I enjoyed your take on the prompt. Honestly, Aladdin never entered my mind when I was writing mine. Before I became facilitator I never read anyone’s stories before writing my own. I didn’t want to be influenced. If you happen to come up with the same idea as another writer chalk it up to GMTA (Great Minds Think Alike).
Thank you! I did watch it the other day, so it was fresh in my mind. I don’t want to be influenced out of my original idea or discouraged by more original ideas than mine, so I always wait! I certainly will!
“You rub it, you buy it.” Great line.
I enjoyed this story. It didn’t really occur to me who Al was until the end. That was a funny surprise. We know he found the genie though, so all ended well for him.
Thank you! I’m glad it wasn’t too obvious.
You rub it you buy it… Good one!
Thank you! I couldn’t resist
Great dialogue! I liked Al’s sneaky attempt at finding the genie lamp, pretending to be rubbing away the dust. Nice try, Al 😉
Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it.
Very cute – I love the “You rub it, you buy it ..” How clever! Thanks! Nan
Nice job, Hannah. I too like the “you rub it, you buy it!” Well written and fun.
Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it!
Oh I love this! You rub it you buy it! HA! Very cute story Hannah!
I’m glad that line wasn’t just funny to me! Thank you—no bloodshed this week!
Ha.. I feel a hoax commin’ you rub it…
“You rub it; you buy it”; that’s just too funny.
How would it be to be a genie stuck in an electric lamp? Oh my!
Thank you! I don’t often get that compliment with Friday Fictioneers 🙂