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Wham Bam . . . Shazam! October 20, 2012

Posted by nrhatch in Humor, Joke, Word Play, Writing & Writers.

Walking deserted
sands.  “A magic lamp!  I want
a million dollars.”

Done!  “And a Jaguar
convertible.”  Poof!  A car. 
“Now, genie, make me . . .

to women.”  Shazam!  You’re a
box of chocolates.

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Inspiration: a long-standing joke about the magical propensities of chocolate.

Image Source: Wikipedia ~ Jinn (in Public Domain)

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Trifecta Weekend Challenge:

The Monkey’s Paw, a short story by W.W. Jacobs, is about the strings that come with granted wishes.  We are asking you to write 33 words exactly about three wishes that come at a high price to the wisher.

Care to play along?


1. Carl D'Agostino - October 20, 2012

Wish # 1 – gimme a coupla dozen more of these lamps.

nrhatch - October 20, 2012

Really? Having too much money can be as detrimental as having too little . . . see, e.g., Paris Hilton. 😉

2. aawwa - October 20, 2012

Very good! We have to be careful what we wish for! 🙂

nrhatch - October 20, 2012

We do, indeed. Wishes oft times come true in the least expected (and least appreciated) ways.

3. sweetdaysundertheoaks - October 20, 2012

I wish for the painter that has been here since Wednesday to get done painting and get the heck out of our house!

nrhatch - October 20, 2012

Soon, Pix. Soon. In short order, there’ll be nothing left of him but some tell-tale fumes and a beautiful new coat of paint.

4. Crowing Crone Joss - October 20, 2012

I wish for each of us to be given a smiling moment today.

nrhatch - October 20, 2012

Lovely wish, Joss. I’ve had more than my fair share of smiling moments this week . . . but I can always use another. 😀

5. kateshrewsday - October 20, 2012

Oh, for such instant answers, Nancy. And all from some very powerful chocolate!

nrhatch - October 20, 2012

When I was younger, I did dream of finding “Aladdin’s Magic Lamp” and getting 3 wishes from its occupant. Now I just wish for chocolate (a powerful life ally) and cut out the middle man. 😉

6. sufilight - October 20, 2012

We don’t always get what we wish for the way we want it, but what is best for us. Being a box of chocolates does take some getting used to! 😀

nrhatch - October 20, 2012

Yes, indeed. I would much rather eat a box of chocolates than be a box of chocolates (even if I was irresistible). 😉

7. Andra Watkins - October 21, 2012

Of course, chocolate is magical. It is one of the most magical things on earth. 🙂

nrhatch - October 21, 2012

Yes! There are lots of “inventions” that make my life more pleasant . . . but few as pleasant as chocolate. 😀

8. jannatwrites - October 22, 2012

Hehehe. That would be me: so excited about the wish that I wouldn’t think it through!

nrhatch - October 22, 2012

This is the joke that came to mind when I read the challenge. I didn’t submit it to the challenge, but I had to share it here. 😉

9. Three Well Beings - October 22, 2012

I’m entirely too indecisive to pick a wish! But I love the idea of a box of chocolates! Always! 🙂 Have a good week, Nancy!

nrhatch - October 22, 2012

I know that my wishes have changed in substance over time . . . from the material to the more ethereal. As a child, I wished for things I thought would make me happy.

Now, I cut out the middleman and just wish for peace, happiness, and joy. 😀

10. spilledinkguy - October 22, 2012

I guess it’s kind of cheating and a bit greedy to wish for an infinite amount of wishes, right?!

nrhatch - October 22, 2012

That was ALWAYS my first wish as a kid . . . call me greedy if you will. 😉

11. Tokeloshe - October 24, 2012

Well done!
Gotta love chocolates 😉

My eye was caught by the stamp, as my dad is a stamp collector and one of he’s favorite countries is Hungary.

nrhatch - October 24, 2012

Thanks, Tok. I’m not a stamp collector . . . but that stamp caught my eye. 😀

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