The Genie Rule – The Saga Continues

(Episode Three – Recap)

After Larry rubbed the lamp a gorgeous genie appeared to grant the usual three wishes.  She dupes Peter and Larry into using up two wishes.  Larry realizes that the whole wish thing is an invitation to disaster.  So for his last wish, he asks the genie’s real name.  This particular wish not only violates genie rules, but winds up (drum roll, please) summoning the Boss of the Netherrealm… 

Episode Four

A sudden knock at the door made everyone jump.  The genie scrambled for cover behind Peter and Larry. “Oh, crud, that’s my boss,” she whispered.  “Tell him I’m not here.”

Larry answered the door. A gum-snapping kid wearing an Angels baseball cap and a bad attitude sauntered past.

“What do you want, punk?” Larry asked.  “Whatever you’re selling, we’re not buying.”

The kid appraised Larry a moment.  “Unless you want that wire and cork banyan tree stuffed where the sun don’t shine, I’d tie a knot in that tongue, Bucko.  Where’s Mildred?”

“Who wants to know?” Peter asked.  He lifted his chin, trying to feign bravery.

The genie peeked over Peter’s shoulder.  “Hello, Boss,” she said with a nervous titter.

“Mildred, you’ve been on double secret probation for the last three hundred years.  Even the Netherrealm has rules you gotta follow.  You just won’t toe the line, babe. As of this moment, your genie privileges are revoked.”

When the kid blew Mildred a kiss, she gasped and let out a little scream.  “Not the Kiss of Life!  Come on, Boss, don’t make me human!”

The kid turned the brim of his baseball cap to the back.  “I wash my hands of you, Millie.  Larry and Peter, she’s your problem now.”

Whistling “King of the Road,” the kid disappeared with a pop of a huge, pink gum bubble.   Where he once stood was an origami unicorn made out of a bubble gum wrapper.  Ambrosia trotted over to the wrapper and began batting it around between her paws like a hockey puck.

The former genie sank onto the sofa, her head in her hands.

“What just happened?” Peter asked, stunned.  “I didn’t know a genie could get fired.”

As Millie turned her big blue eyes in his direction, Peter gulped.

“There’s only one thing to do now,” she sighed.

Thanks for playing! Come back next Friday to see the results!

– S.G. Rogers

Magic Lamp: © Frenta | Dreamstime.com

Just Down Right Pretty: © Crystal Kirk | Dreamstime.com

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