This story was written for Sunday Photo Fiction–June 5th, 2016. Each week the host, Al Forbes, provides a picture prompt. The challenge for each group member is to write an original story or poem with no more than 200 words, not counting the title and inspired by the prompt.
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Genre: Humor/Fantasy Fiction
Word Count: 200 Words
THE MAGICAL GARDEN by P.S. Joshi
Many have heard the story about Aladdin and the wonderful lamp, but not many have heard of Aladdin and the beautiful garden.
Aladdin’s life was one of happiness and luxury in his beautiful home with his lovely wife, but he and his wife were getting older and their children had grown up and moved away. He now longed for the most beautiful garden in the known world. One day he took out his magic lamp and called forth the Genie.
Now the Genie wasn’t getting older but he was getting very upset because he’d been sitting in that lamp with little to do but play eastern board games by himself. He had a chess set from India and was an expert but it was boring with no competition. He was happy to be called forth after so long a time, but he was also a trickster.
Aladdin told him, “I would now like a beautiful garden as far as the eye can see.”
“Okie dokie,” said the Genie. He blinked and it was so.
About that time, Aladdin’s wife returned from visiting relatives, took one look, and became angry. “Where is the lovely big bazaar where I go shopping?” she complained.