Here is this week’s entry into the weekly challenge brought to us by the lovely Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Here are the rules: Use the photo as inspiration, write a hundred(ish) words – and share! Here goes my offering for this week – and I welcome your comments again!
– Genius –
Gerald shook his head, then stared at his friend.
To his own satisfaction, Marty couldn’t hold his gaze. “I did what you said. Didn’t I?”
“Really? D’you really think I wanted this?”
“You said you wanted to feel horny again, if it was the last thing you did.”
Gerald sighed. Even as a genie, Marty was a sandwich short of a picnic.
“Idiot! I meant horny as in teenage hormones, you know?! For goodness sake…!”
Marty slumped onto his oversized lamp, rubbing it absentmindedly. “So you didn’t want to be goat in a graveyard then? You didn’t want this to be the last night of your life…?”
No, I didn’t. Now do something about it before I kill you instead…!”
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29 thoughts on “Genius – Friday Fictioneers”
Great story Freya. Excellent use of image and language. Made my laugh.
Thank you! It’s no great work of literary fiction, just a bit of fun for a change 🙂
Very imaginative post and I have read a few variations on this photo since yesterday. You have made me laugh!
Thank you, Gabriella. I just wanted to do something very different and light-hearted. I’m going to have a proper look at the rest of the entries now.
one sandwish short of a picnic (great) and two horns over the line (hope there’s still a wish left in that lamp)
Hehe! Thank you! As for the leftover wish, well, Marty was rubbing it absentmindedly, so maybe not…
LOL! What an imagination. I felt like I was there – as a male, I’m afraid. Ha Great job.
Thank you, Linda – I’m glad you enjoyed it 🙂
This was great fun!!!!!!!!!!!!
🙂 Loved this.
A typical case of, “Be careful what you wish for.” 😉 Fun stuff.
Yes indeed! I’m glad you enjoyed it 🙂
Yeah, do something. Quick! That was fun.
Thank you, Patrick!
LOLOL! Great humor in this, and use of word perception/definition.
Thank you! It’s good to be light-hearted every now and again.
Lol.. I didn’t read the comments but I gotta think someone already said “Be careful what you wish for”.
Indeed they did 🙂
Do you suppose genies are grammar nazis too? Great story.
Haha! If I were a genie, that would be the case! Thank you for reading, and commenting 🙂
I guess it always pays to be precise when you wish for something. Thanks for a laugh to start my weekend.
Genies can never be trusted This was good for a laugh, darling.
Glad you enjoyed it!
Very clever take on the prompt.
Thank you 🙂