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Mr. A Outwits Devil Genie

the defeated genie

the defeated genie

The genie ascended from the lamp in form of thick smoke and filled the room with terror, and his overwhelming presence shook the earth. Aladdin held his ground while gripping the lamp and sweating from the horror that the evil might overpower him. The fear he experienced was like nothing he ever felt during the thousands of war-stricken Arabian nights in the desert, where men were cut with hatred and left as carcasses for vultures to feed on. And yes he was afraid, more afraid than a man whose perished soul awaits the eternal damnation in hell. He thought this would be the last of his life where the only person that mattered in his life would be taken away from him forever.  The genie was very fierce in his stance that any violation in the contract would mean an endless plague to his tribe. So he prayed hard that his last wish would be right as the smoke enveloped his torso spiralling up to his head and wringing every single nerve of his body. He never felt heat like it before, not even when the desert sun’s heat was duplicated ten times, thus draining his energy. Yet Aladdin never gave out for he knew he had to finish the last wish. “Allah,” he said in silence, “let the coolness of your embrace protect me and blow your breath on my face to refresh my drooping spirit to overcome my bravado”. He knew his last wish was crucial as this would be the very end of his dream. The pact had been agreed – Aladdin would have his wish granted in exchange for Jasmine. He turned his gaze to the smoke that filled with various souls from the underworld. How horrifying the sight was for a man who wished nothing but the happiness for his people.  First, he had wished for the abundance of the crop in the sand; secondly, for the effacement of poverty along the street; and now, the end had come…a single mistake would mean an onerous consequence for him and his people. He closed his eyes and fervently prayed as the resounding voice thundered in the dark room calling his name: “Aladdin, utter your last wish that I may have my taste of your lover’s blood.” Aladdin with all his courage trudged the darkness and raised his head. “I have nothing left in this world but legacy – legacy that would create a harmonious world where people share the blessings of Allah and partake in eternal jubilation in his name. There is no nobler wish than to see people walking hand in hand in peace  and transcending the differences in the world. And you can never take that dream from me for my heart does not succumbed to human greed as you expected. Therefore, I wish that I will have a million more wishes to be granted, lest my village’s death be served. That alone devil, is my wish and never will it violate the agreement.”


P. S. My youngest sister, Trisha, always asks me to tell her stories… did I invent an acceptable one?

  1. May 11, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    Tee hee! I’ve always wondered what would happen if you asked the genie for more wishes, as one of your 3 wishes 🙂 Pwede pala? Non-violation of contract?

    • totomel
      May 12, 2009 at 1:09 am

      Gabi! miss you here.

      just a pure thought Gab.hehehe with the genie’s word, “your wish is my command,” i guess that is possible. that would be a contradiction or a logical contortion if he avoids to grant the wishes of Mr. A. hehehe.

      Mr. A, for your information, studied philosophy too.hahaha

  2. AC
    May 11, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    “There is no nobler wish than to see people walking hand in hand in peace where accepts the differences of the world.”

    — huwaw.. parang beauty pageant lang oh.. ako din yan mish ko, WORLD PEACE. nyahaha. 😆

    kidding aside, mejo dumugo ang ilong ko. kung ito siguro ang ikkwento mo kay trisha, baka dumugo din ilong nya. hehee. ay sori, patawa pa din pala comment ko, sabi ko pa naman “kiddinga side” hehehehe 😀

    anyway, maganda din yung may mga siryus akong nababasa, para naman magkaroon ng konting laman ang utak ko at di puro kalokohan.

    btw, writer ka ba or journalist? kase nabasa ko yun ibang entries mo and ang lalim mo magsulat. kakaiba. 🙂

    • totomel
      May 12, 2009 at 1:10 am

      im neither a writer nor a journalist.hehehe

      plain thinker lang po.hahaha.yabang!

  3. AC
    May 11, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    sori, dami ko pala typo error. antok na antok na kase ko wala pa ko tulog. hehee. 😀

    • totomel
      May 12, 2009 at 1:11 am

      ok lang yan…friends ko kayong lahat dito 🙂

    • totomel
      May 12, 2009 at 1:38 am

      ako yata ang nagkatypo eh…hehehe sorry.

  4. joy
    May 14, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    You certainly have the right idea here! With illustrations this could be really interesting.

    Thank you for your patience and for bearing with the technical problems on the website. Thanks for visiting Norwich Daily Photo and leaving your comment. Come back tomorrow for more of the Keukenhof series!

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    • totomel
      May 15, 2009 at 2:36 am

      hehehe.. i deleted dennis here maam. hehehe thanks for dropping by

  5. May 16, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    halu. nakahapit lang…

    • totomel
      May 17, 2009 at 8:02 am

      baw pre Kwan…nahidlaw na kp di sa imo. mahapit man ko sa imo ah…PWAMIS!

  6. May 16, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    Abaw, naunahan ko ni AC hambal sang paborito ko di nga linya, nosebleed! Hehehe…

    And I shared the same sentiment with AC when I finished reading and I reached your post script… Hehehe…

    But still, nice twist…

    Let me confess, the first time I read Alladin’s story was when I was in grade 3, and it was in paperback. I never did understand the story back then. Not until I read a version that’s translated for children. Hehe… I was already in grade 6 when i finally understood the stories in Arabian Nights… 🙂

  7. totomel
    May 17, 2009 at 8:01 am

    you must be very bright then 🙂 i started with arabian nights when i was in high school. with regards to the twist, its like filling up fan-fiction page.hehehe. thanks for visiting sir. 🙂

    …and pabay-i lang na si AC ah.gapangita lang na lingaw. daw wala gani sang masadya sa iya mga entries…and she is posting a daily pace.dasig di ba?hahaha

    • May 17, 2009 at 9:39 am

      Indi na mag “sir”, Mark na lang… hehe…

      Indi “very bright”, very large lang… haha!

      I was able to get it that time because it was a re-reading plus the children’s adaptation really helped…

  8. May 29, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    If only more than 52 people could read about this..

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