Story Competition 2008, winner's story - Oliver Holden
Adil the Genie
by Oliver Holden
Hi, I'm called Jack, and by the way I'm a dog, normally nothing very exciting happens to me and my owner Adam. However something very very unusual happened to me and this is my story.
It was the 293rd day of the year, you do know what the 293rd day of the year is, right? But just to make sure I'll tell you, it was the 20th of October. Anyway it was a sunny day so Adam thought we could sell some things at Sprigville park car boot sale, so we spent most of the morning clearing out Adam's bedroom and toy cupboard. Then we went up to the attic, it was creepy and dark and was infested with spider's webs. We turned on the dim light and started to scramble about to see if there was anything worth selling, we came across a strange looking brass lamp, Adam said "maybe it is a genie's lamp or a gravy boat."
Adam dropped it accidentally
"oh no it might smash! Catch it Jack, catch it!" he screamed.
I caught it and put it on the floor, and I licked it hopefully in case it was a gravy boat and there was some old gravy left in it.
A small Egyptian looking man popped out of the lamp instantly. I was scared to death, so I barked,
the Genie said "Calm down, I have some treats,"
and he tossed me a brown bone shaped snack.
"Mmmm my favourite, rice and turkey."
The Genie asked "who rubbed my lamp? Was it you" pointing at Adam,
Adam said "no it was my dog, Jack who licked your lamp." The genie exclaimed "what, a dog licked my perfectly clean lamp?"
Adam replied "yes but I hope you can talk doggy language." He chuckled.
The genie said "actually, yes I can speak doggy language, I can speak any language I want, just watch this"
and he woofed at me and said in doggy language
"what is your first wish?"
I replied but to Adam this was just a series of woofing and barking as if I had just seen a mysterious black cat walking in my garden.
I woofed and barked until Poof there was a cloud of smoke, Adam was worried and then the genie explained that I had wished that I could talk. Suddenly I started to talk
"I can talk, yes I can actually talk to humans!"
Adam said "Jack you can really talk!" I was dancing around the dusty attic and excitedly said "yes, Adam yes!"
we went back down to the kitchen and we all sat down at the round, white table and discussed what I could wish for next. I got bored of talking about what I could wish for when I could wish for anything in the world. So I randomly said a good wish and it was
"I wish for a bone that came off the biggest dinosaur in the world."
There was the biggest bone in the history of the galaxy, I immediately picked it up and ran off into the garden with it. Then 10 hours later I was still there and I had only managed to chew off a centimetre of the hard tyrannosaurus rex's leg bone. So I gave up and went to bed, of course doggies don't know what the real time is, so I just went to bed anyway. When I woke up the lights were off and I saw a dark figure standing in the door way.
I called "Adam is that you?"
Then the figure replied "no, for it is I, Adil"
"What are you doing up so late?" I asked
"genies don't go to bed until their master has wished all three wishes." "Who is your master?" I wondered
"you" He replied
"what, I'm you master"
"yes" said the genie
"cool" I said excitedly.
Adam woke up and came downstairs, he saw me and Adil standing and chatting to each other.
Adam said "What are you doing up?"
Then I said "What are you doing up?"
"I couldn't sleep, because my bed was uncomfortable." explained Adam.
"Bingo," I said,
"Scrabble," said Adam, laughing to himself.
"No, I wasn't talking about games, I have an idea, I could become president and we would have comfy beds."
So the next day I wished to be president.
Ten minutes later I said "It's the best being president. You get body guards, a mansion, a swimming pool and a 124" plasma TV! I mean it's huge!"
I sat down in the library and read the newspaper, when I read about a cat being the first animal on the moon I thought it was crazy. I asked my top scientist to create a laser that could move the moon close enough for all the missiles in the world to hit the cat as soon as he walked out of his space ship. A week later the cat had finally got to the moon, so I went to my control panel and shut my eyes and clicked on "accidental launch." Then Boom.
All the missiles in the world fired at the cat, his mouth dropped so big that all of the missiles went inside his mouth. The last missile stopped right in front of him and the top opened, out came a little boot and kicked him.
"OUCH!" screamed the cat
and fell to the floor, his space helmet smashed so he ran back to his space ship and took off and there was a cloud of smoke behind him.
After that I remained president for several years to come, and that is my story about me and Adil the genie.