Three Wishes

Three Wishes - A Lamp and a Genie

Saw this a couple places recently and wanted to post it here. It’s deep. I don’t know who created it, so if you know put it in the comments so I can credit the author. – Kevin

An elderly man was sitting alone on a dark path. He wasn’t sure of which direction to go, and he’d forgotten both where he was traveling to…and who he was. He remembered absolutely nothing. He suddenly looked up to see an elderly woman before him. She grinned toothlessly and with a cackle, spoke: “Now your third wish. What will it be?”

“Third wish?” The man was baffled. “How can it be a third wish if I haven’t had a first and second wish?”

“You’ve had two wishes already,” the hag said, “but your second wish was for you to forget everything you know.” She cackled at the poor man. “So it is that you have one wish left.”

“All right,” he said hesitantly, “I don’t believe this, but there’s no harm in trying. I wish to know who I truly am.”

“Funny,” said the old woman as she granted his wish and disappeared forever. “That was your first wish…”


8 Comments on “Three Wishes”

  1. Al Lane says:

    Great story. Wish I could claim the credit!

    Liked by 2 people

  2. WOW!! Hadn’t seen this but LOVED it!! 😊

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Meg Sorick says:

    Curses, foiled again.

    Liked by 1 person

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