4.03.2015

#AtoZChallenge - Pulling the Cork

Ooh that was a closer vote, y'all! Let's find out what is in the bottle!

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The trip to the bazaar was all about taking risks and experiencing new things, so Amy decided to pull the cork from the lovely blue bottle in her hand. At first nothing happened. She peered down the neck of the bottle and swirled it about a bit to see what the liquid would do before taking a quick sniff. Ugghhh.. Stale perfume and cigarettes! How could something so pretty smell so terrible? She moved to put the cork back in its place. 
But the bottle started vibrating and shook itself out of her hand, falling to the ground with a clatter. It rolled against a table leg and the liquid began oozing out. It rapidly expanded until with a sudden pop! and a gust of stale air, it changed into a human form, right before her eyes. A tall, beautiful man, in a flowing blue sequined dress with a tuft of feathers at the rump.
"Ohh.. Sugar.. Thank you so much! It's been aaages since I got stuck in there and you know being cramped up like that is bad for my style! Just look what it's done to my dress!" The.. genie..? Used one lengthy, elaborately painted fingernail to gesture to some intricate beadwork along the back strap of his dress.
Amy's eyes widened and her jaw dropped as she stammered, "Well, yes. Yes, I imagine it would be bad for your dress!"
"Now Sugar, could you just fix the sequins on the back of this here dress for Cal? That's a good girl."
Amy reached a tentative hand to straighten the sequins as Cal said, "Don't be shy now! Ohh.. You humans and your gender binaries. Ain't you ever seen a man in a dress? There's nothin' in this world that makes me feel more ready to work some magic than some sequins and a good coat of lipstick. I'm just going to put on my face while you fix those up." He waved a hand in front of his face, leaving it covered with sparkly eye shadow and a deep red lipstick that perfectly complimented his dark complexion. 
"Thank you kindly for straightening me up. Now. What can Cal do for you today, Sugar? One wish, or question, or fantasy. Then I've got a social engagement to attend to, so decide quick, darlin'."

Decide quick!
To see your Dear old Dad again?
Or ask for Diamonds and riches?
Be free from Disease and Decrepitude?

Post your votes in the comments below! I'll tally them after 8pm Mountain Time and use your input to write my D post!

Voting has closed for this post! Please visit the Dear Old Dad post to continue reading :)

27 comments:

  1. I think being free from disease would be a good wish. I hope the genie stays though! He seems like fun! Great post :)

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  2. I'd like to see where you'd go with diamonds and riches :)

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  3. Cal is great fun!
    I'd go with diamonds and riches. Money enables you to do anything. You can easy the healthiest foods, hire the best doctors, but whatever you want/need.

    http://www.tdharveyauthor.com

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  4. Cal is great fun!
    I'd go with diamonds and riches. Money enables you to do anything. You can easy the healthiest foods, hire the best doctors, but whatever you want/need.

    http://www.tdharveyauthor.com

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  5. Made me laugh. Shades of Robin Williams genie in Aladin. Wise cracking and fun. One wish? My mind's a blank...probably something for my family...let's see...pay off the family's debt (mortgages etc) and make them pain free and healthy to enjoy life.

    Sia McKye Over Coffee

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  7. Hi there - what an excellent idea for the A - Z challenge. I can't imagine the work you've had to put into this. You know what my C word is on FictionZeal.com? Choose Your Own Adventure! I vote for: see your Dear old Dad again. :)

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  8. This seems like the Diamonds and Riches type of genie.

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  9. Cal sounds delightful. Lets see Dear Old Dad!

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  10. Let's make it shallow and have her ask for Diamonds and Riches. That should come back to bite her!

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  11. I was going to say "see Dad again" but then I thought there's a wish that can be misinterpreted in so many wrong ways, and genies are famous for taking a literal turn... So I'll go with be free from disease. Love the genie, by the way :)

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
    Multicolored Diary - Epics from A to Z
    MopDog - 26 Ways to Die in Medieval Hungary

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  12. I vote for seeing Dear old Dad.

    Love the genie!

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  13. My vote is for her to see dear old dad again, because the other two are too easy and she'd probably be over them within seconds. A man in a dress?! I wasn't expecting that, lol. I like the genie's attitude tho. Now if only getting a man, especially one willing to grant wishes, were as easy as opening a blue bottle....

    Cheers! :)

    ~Nicole
    A to Z Challenge Co-Host
    The Madlab Post

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  14. Well, that took a turn! Gotta love Cal. I'd vote to be free from disease and decrepitude...at my age, that topic gets more and more important. Though since it's Cal, I'd probably ask that me make me more fabulous...but I guess that wasn't one of the choices, eh? http://nadinefeldman.com

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  15. Oh Sugar!!! Let's visit Dear Old Dad...but...before he was old...like back when he was 20 something. I'd have so many ancestry questions to ask?

    Wow...again...great take on the 'pick your plot'. Lovin' it!!!!
    Sue at CollectInTexas Gal
    AtoZ 2015 Challenge
    Minion for AJ's wHooligans

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  16. "You humans and your gender binaries"- love it! Nothings better than a genie with sass!

    I've never lost my dad but i'm pretty sure that if I did, and someone gave me the opportunity to see him again, I would totally take them up on it.

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  17. This looks like such a fun A - Z, AJ :) Guess my vote goes to #3 - be free from disease, since I hope to see dear old dad in the afterlife someday. Thanks for the note on twitter. I miss you guys too, but as you'll discover, I'm still blog hopping away this month, visiting many A - Zers as I go :)

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  18. Be free from Disease and Decrepitude would be what I would pick if this happened to me, but as a plot, I'd rather have Amy see Dear Old Dad. I am amazed - this must be so much work for you. And thank you for visiting my blog - Alana at RamblinwithAM.blogspot.com

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  19. Oh! I'm too late. That's all right. I can't wait for the next installments. What a great theme idea!

    (Blogging at http://lexicalcreations.weebly.com/jens-blog #1496)

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  20. would love to see Dear old dad react to a genie :) Love your theme and presentation. Will be back for more
    Dropping by from the AtoZ
    Suzy at Someday Somewhere

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  21. I love your genie! I'm kind of torn on the direction since I'm not sure what our girl is like. I'll go with diamonds and riches to see where that gets her. Great job!

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  22. I genie with 'tude. I LOVE IT!

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  23. Dear old dad would be my choice.
    Seeing a genie with such a cool attitude for the first time! Loving the way this is progressing, AJ :)

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