the future

“what are you so worried about?”
“i used my third and final wish to make the genie go back in the bottle but he won’t do it.”
“The genie is not getting back in the bottle?”
“he says he will, but he says i didn’t say when he has to do it, so he won’t do it now.”
“why is that a problem?”
“dude, i’ve unleashed him on the world. this is basically an evil genie we’re talking about. think of the mischief he could get up to.”
“like what?”
“i don’t know. global warming? pandemics? wars breaking out here and there? homeless people? lots of poor people?”
“dude, we’ve got all that already.”
“dude, you’re right! what’s my problem?”

for Reena’s Exploration Challenge

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8 Responses

  1. Good to see a change from haiku 😊 Very time-relevant story!

  2. Reblogged this on Reena Saxena and commented:
    The future…. by Joe M.

  3. I want to know what his first two wishes were…

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