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My Three Wishes 10/2-10/8

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Postby Southgate » Sat Sep 19, 2009 2:15 am


My Dear Genie, Where are you ?

The moment I saw the genie, I was so thrilled. I had some mixed feelings; my body was trembling; I could feel that I was terribly struggling within me. I looked all around; Even though I realized that I was only on this earth, still I stood almost like a statue for some time.

The Genie looked so beautiful in her white attire.But it did not land on the earth.She was still hanging on at a distance above from the earth waving her beautiful feathers.

‘My dear Ram, it is me. It was you who summoned me.It is my duty to fulfill the wishes of those people who called out me.Your body seems to be trembling.Why? Relax, I am your friend; in a way I am your servant.I am here only to fulfill your wishes.What do you want me to do for you? Come on speak.’

I could hear the low voice of the Genie. Gradually, I returned to normalcy. However, still I have a feeling that I was having some heavenly experience.

‘Can’t you hear me? I will be here only for a few minutes, then I will disappear.You will have such rare chances only once in a blue moon; Now you have got a golden chance.Ask me any three wishes, that you would like to have; I will promise them to you.As soon as I disappear, those wishes will be fulfilled, but my specialty is, people may not doubt you and they will even think that you had all those wishes fulfilled by dint of your hard work. Are you ready to avail your golden chance? Wait… Here are some conditions. Before, asking for those wishes, you should see that your wishes do not have a selfish overtone. It should serve the cause of others.’

I was even more happy on hearing the conditions of genie. Then I was completely relaxed. ‘Yes, I can follow you. Can I have those wishes of even a very high magnitude?’

‘By all means, my dear!’

Meanwhile my lips got dried. I began to lick my lips.

‘My first wish is: Can you provide a job to my daughter? She has been jobless because of recession, for over a period of three years after finishing her studies.’

‘Yes, she will have; to whatever job she applies for hereafter, she will get selected.ok?’

‘Thank you, very kind of you.’

‘Then, what about the other two wishes?’

‘The next one is …’

‘Why do you hesitate? Come on ask!’

‘We, the Indian people often suffer from terror attacks; Can you do something to prevent those attacks?’

‘Why not? But your wish will remain in force only for a few years, say 5 years.Ok, then this wish will become powerless; What is the third wish?’

‘This one is very huge, Can you fulfill it?’

‘First of all tell me about the wish.’

‘Can you solve the Cauvery river dispute that has been haunting Tamil Nadu for over a period of 85 years? Can you do something about it ? Can you offer a permanent solution to this riparian dispute?’

The moment I came forward with such a wish, ‘the genie’ disappeared immediately.

‘Genie, where are you? Can’t you hear me? Having granted me two wishes can’t you fulfill my third wish?’

Perhaps I was little bit ambitious; I cursed myself for having asked for such a very sensitive and political wish. I searched for Genie everwhere in vain. “Genie where are you?”

But Genie was found nowhere. My disappointment knew no bounds.


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Postby kayfair » Mon Oct 12, 2009 11:45 am

Wow. World Peace? Bring the Troops Home? Why do I have the sudden feeling I may not fit in here?

Oh, here's why:

Wish #1. Money, Money, Money. (I've already been graced with the curse of honesty, so I admit this openly... I want it, I need it, and I promise I'll give a fair chunk of it to a worthy, animal-related charity.)

Wish #2. For our country to cease, or at least slow, this rapid landslide descent into the bowels of Socialism.

Wish #3. A signed, first edition copy of each and every book by Ms. Ayn Rand. (This should explain a lot about the motivation involved in aforementioned wishes.)

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Postby tinytomato » Tue Jun 07, 2011 4:23 pm

1. my number one crush to like me
2. me to work in the FBI BAU
3. three wishes every day for the rest of my life (i don't think i will ever wish for more life)

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Postby sns3guppy » Wed Nov 23, 2011 4:16 am

As the dusty fog thinned, I immediately regretted rubbing the lamp. I never expected a damn genie, or even a wish. What I got was an ogre. I had no idea what to expect, whether a blue apparition shaped like a cartoon character, or a swarthy Arabian knight, but what I got was so far removed from either that I briefly thought about smashing the vase and looking for another. My genie wasn’t a TV star, nor an arab, and although fat enough to be cartoonish, she bore an uncanny image of my former mother-in-law. What tenet of fate had I cursed to bring this sorrow on my house?

“What the hell do you want?” The Genie demanded. Her voice, gritty and thick with spite, was like an old friend. Not a friend that I liked, but an old friend who I could no longer stand. The kind of friend I’d like to toss into a powerful wood chipper. It was her. Jenae Flock.

I never could tell which of her eyes was the glass one, stared in contemplation of which it might be. I always wanted to poke out the good one. “How does this work, Cyclops?” I asked. “I get three wishes?”

“Make it snappy,” she barked. “I’m due back in the underworld for a pedicure, and I haven’t got all day.”

“I wish you were dead,” I replied. Honesty has always been my curse.

“That’s one wasted wish,” Jenae replied. “You already got it, ten years ago.”

“I know.” I said. “I danced on the fresh earth for an hour, but a man can dream, can’t he?”

“Whatever.” She replied. “What else?” She glanced at her wrist as though to find a watch, but she had none. My ex-wife took it off her wrist as she lay in the casket.

“I wish I had never met your daughter.” I said. “How’s that?”

“Done,” the woman in blue replied. I was sure I recognized her from somewhere, but couldn’t place the face.

“What’s done?” I asked. “I’m sorry, have we met?”

“No.” She replied firmly.

“Strange. You remind me of the devil. Ah well. I wish I could place your face.” In a flash the world around me changed, and I found myself in my old living room, cat on my lap, and my ex-wife by my side on a worn couch. In horror I stared into the face of Jenae Flock, and recognized her quite clearly.

“Wait a minute!” I cried. I wasn’t done. “You can’t cut me off in mid-wish. I wish I could place your face in a jar.” Thunder clapped and Jenae wisped back into the bottle from whence she came with a low, guttural scream. I tossed the jar into the fireplace with a delightful tinkling of shattering glass.

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Re: My Three Wishes 10/2-10/8

Postby EcoBeauty » Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:02 am

1. To become competent enough to make my own natural skincare product, because my dream (which will unlikely come true) is to become a dermatologist, a creator of a skincare line, or a writer of a book involving skincare, makeup, hair, and body. Hence, my name.

2. To have a great body. Who doesn't want this?

3. To have children without passing down my condition. I would despise seeing my children suffer through depression/bi-polar and go through the life I've gone through. It would absolutely break my heart to bits. I want to (maybe) become a psychologist, because I want to help others and, of course, help my own children through the tough times.

It's funny how I don't wish to re-do my past or for my depression/bi-polar to vanish. I would wish it..., if I had four wishes, but these are the things I want most out of life.

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