Flash Fiction # 168

Ali Baba

PHOTO PROMPT © Nathan Sowers grandson of our own Dawn M. Miller


I won’t tell how I came into possession of Ali Baba’s magic lamp.  Let’s just say that I found it before it got lost.

“Oh great, another master, and what will you want?”  Where was the respectful genie from the stories?

First of all, I want a grand mansion.

“Never fear, Master.  I will provide everything you deserve.”

While it appeared spacious, it always felt claustrophobic.  I preferred being outside.  I was doing some decorating.  As I knelt to pick up the new bathroom mirror, I caught the reflection of the real ‘Emperor’s new mansion’ that he felt I deserved.


This fanciful Fairy Tale retelling is all the fault of Rochelle’s Addicted to Purple site.  Visit there, and use her Wednesday photo as a prompt to write a complete 100 word story.

Friday Fictioneers

19 thoughts on “Flash Fiction # 168

  1. neilmacdon says:

    I liked “I found it before it got lost”


  2. It’s sounds like the genie 🧞‍♂️ is a bit overworked. 😂


  3. StuHN says:

    Genies just can’t be trusted.


  4. mjlstories says:

    Just can’t get the staff these days!


  5. Dale says:

    Maybe the problem lies in the way he came to be in possession of said lamp…


  6. jillyfunnell says:

    Neil got there before me – my comment was going to be exactly his. And it seems no good will come of acquiring that lamp.


  7. granonine says:

    Sounds as if he indeed got what he deserved 🙂


  8. abhiray59 says:

    You have the lamp. Genie is at your command. Ask whatever you want.


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