The Conference


At the semi centennial meeting of the Illustrious Order of Jinns and Genies there was ample time for catching up and networking.  Most of the delegates were still discussing the proposal to increase the wish ration to four. But others were reflecting on how much had changed in fifty years, and that some of the changes were really obvious.

Mustafa looked towards the bag hold area and lamented that things weren’t like they were back in the 14th Century.

He turned to Fatima and said, “Things have really gone downhill since OPEC took over. I really miss my old lamp.”

(100 words)



Thank you Rochelle for the Friday Fictioneers Prompt

The Rest


photo: Dale Rogerson

The Rest

The wagons had crossed the wide dusty prairie; and it had been a hard crossing as they made the pass, flanked by forlorn craggy peaks. There now below them was the valley filled with promise.

The descent into the canyon was far more gentle than they had expected. The party soon rested, dry and parched, next to the gurgling steam which flowed with a fluid more precious than gold. The cold crystal water relieved their thirst, and restored their spirits. Soon they would be in the promised land of Oregon.

(90 words)



Dual Prompt Challenge:

Fandango – “Fluid”

Friday Fictioneer’s – Photo prompt above