“I can’t stand noisy crowds!” Cordelia yelled at the Genie, “I wish I had something that stops time for everyone except me.”

“Really?” he asked. “You do remember, this is your final wish?”

“Of course I do.” Cordelia tutted, anger only abating as a gold chain and pendant settled heavily around her neck. “So, what do I do?”

“Hold the pendant and shout ‘stop’.”

Cordelia did, rejoicing at the sudden silence. “And how do I make time restart?”

“Restart? You only said you wanted it to stop. Looks like you’re gonna be lonely.” He cackled, vanishing with a faint pop.

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Fuji
Fuji (@fuji)
7 months ago

What fun, Carrie! You and your magic have done it again!! Watch out, J.K. Rowling …

Eric Radcliffe
Eric Radcliffe (@eric-radcliffe)
7 months ago

Genie tales always have a great twist, well done. Do you remember the song – Silence is Golden?

Linda Rock
Linda Rock (@linda-rock)
7 months ago

The phrase ‘be careful what you wish for’ comes to mind Carrie. A fun filled story.

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Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo (@lotchie-carmelo)
7 months ago

Hahahahaha 🙂 What a funny tale. Cordelia, it seems did not carefully think about how to use it and what would be her final wish. Great magic tale mixed with funny content.

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo (@lotchie-carmelo)
4 months ago
Reply to  Carrie OLeary

Yes, at least.

Christer Norrlof
Christer Norrlof (@christer-norrlof)
7 months ago

A fun read, Carrie! Could it be that someone, being irritated with too many people and too much noise around, asked a genie for loneliness and quietness? And then the wish was granted with the pandemic….?

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Marianna Pieterse
Marianna Pieterse (@marianna-pieterse)
6 months ago

Carrie, at first I thought the Genie was rather mean, but then when I thought about it decided maybe not. Cordelia sounds like a piece of work and she probably worked on his last nerve, considering she was quite happy with the idea to stop everyone else, except her, in their tracks! It sounds like a well-deserved outcome for her. I enjoyed this.

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Marianna Pieterse (@marianna-pieterse)
6 months ago
Reply to  Carrie OLeary

Genies generally have a very lonely existence, with very little entertainment. I’m sure when the opportunity arises and they need to grant three wishes, they do try and have some fun with it, even if it is at the cost of the person the wishes were granted to! Can’t really blame them, hey?  ? 

Santina Forlenza
Santina Forlenza (@santina-forlenza)
6 months ago

Hi Carrie, very nice story. From now on I will definitely think twice when making a wish 🙂

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