The Supportive Husband – Friday Fictioneers

Written for the Friday Fictioneers. A story about positive changes begins after the photo.

Genre: Urban Fantasy/Humor

Photo by: Dawn M. Miller

The Supportive Husband

As Annette wandered through the rummage sale. “Oh Lester! A 1959 Bimaldi lamp.”

“Another lamp?,” groaned Lester.

She picked it up and rubbed it to remove the dust.

*poof*

A Genie appeared and hovered over the pair. “I am the Genie of the Lamp!” it boomed.

“Look Lester, A genie!” cheered Annette.

“Seems awfully short.”

“I will grant you two wishes,” said the Genie.

“Why only two?” said Annette.

“It’s a tough economy for everybody.”

“Things always go wrong with these,” warned Lester.

“I’d like my husband to be more supportive,” smiled Annette.

*poof*

“Great work!” crowed Annette, as Lester the Labrador barked happily.
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Every week, the wise and wonderful Rochelle Wisoff-Fields takes the Friday Fictioneers through fantastic fun in the flowering fields of our imagination. From a photo prompt, the gang writes up to 100 words of flash fiction or poetry. Won’t you join us? Here’s this week’s prompt: http://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2014/02/05/7-february-2014/

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About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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38 Responses to The Supportive Husband – Friday Fictioneers

  1. Indira says:

    Ha ha ha. Not fair though.

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  2. JackieP says:

    Now that’s funny. Beware her second wish though. haha!

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  3. Unconditional love. LOL

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  4. pattisj says:

    I had a genie in my lamp, too! Only two wishes? Times are getting tough!

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  5. yarnspinnerr says:

    ha ha ha …….. great fun 🙂

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  6. K.Z. says:

    lol now that was good. at least she was satisfied with the outcome of her wish. Things always go wrong with genies, after all 🙂

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    • EagleAye says:

      I was tempted for her to wish she had a million dollars, then she’d turn into a safe. Things always go wrong with Genies after all. I chose a different direction in the end. In any event, she’s got a terrific companion now who doesn’t question her at all. Thanks for reading and commenting!

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  7. DCTdesigns says:

    Ha! Now he’ll cuddle and fetch her slippers without complaint. Fabulous. What will wish two be?.

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    • EagleAye says:

      Given this Genie’s track record, I think it’ll have to be a careful one, whatever it is. At least she’s got a loving and supportive dog. That means a lot. 😉 Thanks for stopping in!

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  8. Very funny. You just can’t trust a bargain genie. To get the best results you’d have to go first class.

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    • EagleAye says:

      Indeed. Second-hand Genies just aren’t up to snuff. Maybe if she went to Saks, she’d get four wishes and more maybe results more reflective of the intent. 😉 Thanks for visiting and commenting. 🙂

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  9. That is an awesome ending!

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  10. Perry Block says:

    Cool story. Any you and I were right on target this week!

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  11. Danny James says:

    You’re weird. ..What no Terror Birds?

    DJ

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  12. draliman says:

    I hope she uses her second wish to turn him back. Very carefully worded of course.

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  13. This is great fun – and only 2 wishes! I absolutely love labs – my favorite dog in the world – any kind from golden retrievers to chocolate Labs. They will entertain you for ever. Thanks for the read and if I were her, I would save the left over wish! Thanks, Nan

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    • EagleAye says:

      Haha! So cool. I love Labs too. I think they’re the greatest dog. So happy and upbeat; a dog’s dog.Glad you enjoyed the story. I’ll keep them coming. Thanks for visiting. I’ll keep the light on for you.

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  14. Ahh, Good dog, Lester. Sit Lester….nice story, Eric. Sending you a scratch behind your ears and a doggie treat. Laughing.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  15. If your husband must be a dog a Labrador is a great choice!

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  16. rgayer55 says:

    Oh, Eric. I must confess to a hearty laugh. I’m rather surprised she didn’t turn him into a pack mule. That’s what I’m used for at garage sales.

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    • EagleAye says:

      Great! I love to hear that. Now that you mention it, a pack mule would’ve been good too. I’ve been in that situation many times too. At least later on, I get a kiss. A pack mule can’t claim that. Glad you got a laugh and thanks for stopping to comment! 🙂

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  17. Linda Vernon says:

    Ahahaha! This was great. I think I may have to check out more lamps next time at a yard sale!

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  18. Dog as man’s best friend or man as dog’s best friend – loved it.

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