Here’s this week’s challenge:
A character gets three wishes…
I looked at that tarnished pewter on the coffee table. Where had it come from? I did not recall seeing it before today. I kept staring at it and picked it, rubbing it unconsciously.
Whoosh! “What can I do for you, mistress?” I almost bolted out of my armchair. “Who are you?” I croaked.
“You must have heard of djinns.” He said condescendingly. “However, I cannot stay with you for long. We djinns are always in shortage of time and we keep moving, changing masters. We get bored with the same one, you see.”
“How did you get here?”
“That’s not important. You make three wishes. I will grant those.”
“Three wishes?” I sighed. What should I ask? World Peace? Wealth, Beauty, Fame for myself? I had always wanted some one to grant me wishes and here I was finally getting it and I could not decide.
I looked at my feet. I blurted out, “Shoes, I need such a pair which is very comfortable and never gets old. I do not want to shop for another pair ever.” I hated to hunt for the right pair.
“Next? “The djinn was impatient.
“Eight hours sleep, daily. I am always so tired. Please read my poem, ode to tirednes.”
The djinn disappeared in no time to God knows where!