Insects and Genies

Three wishes. What would you wish for?This ‘seasonal’ post from 2012 has never had one ‘like’ or comment, and as far as I know, has never been read.


When I was very young, I read a story about a young adventurer. He finds an old lamp, and as he rubs it, to make it shine, a spirit appears from the spout, in the form of smoke. This takes form, and declares that it is the Genie of the Lamp, and that it will grant the finder three wishes. This fascinated me at the time, and I often considered what three wishes I would have chosen, had I been the lucky lad. More than 50 years later, I know that Genies do not exist, and that it is an Arabian folk tale, which later became a swashbuckling story embellished by Hollywood. None the less, I still have my three wishes ready, just in case.

Wish 1 would be to have a lot of money, say ยฃ100,000,000. This would mean that my latter years would be lived free from financialโ€ฆ

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6 thoughts on “Insects and Genies

  1. I always got caught up in the descriptions of places I could scarcely imagine to think about the actual wishes. I would be imagining what the lamp looked like and all the other minute and meaningless details. I am sure as soon as I uttered my three wishes I would always be second guessing myself, anyway.

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