I leaned against the crust of a tree, my laptop open and fingers paused on the keys. The cold wet seeping through my jacket and jeans. The Genie appeared again in a pale puff and asked,
“Your second wish is for a writing room?”
My first wish he had already granted, my laptop and battery would never die.
“Well, yes, I was just thinking how nice it would be to have a luxurious tree house, where I could write in peace and comment on the Glory I see each day.”
“If this is your request, say it now.”
“Ok, I wish I had a luxurious tree house where I could write in peace and comment on the Glory I see each day.”
Directly above me, a magnificent tree house appeared, with a spiral staircase leading up to it and a small covered porch. I jumped up, dropping my laptop on the ground, and began to climb.
It was beautiful: created in all wood, windows on all four sides. There was a tiny bathroom off to one side. A small sink and refrigerator and of course, a coffee maker plugged in, brewing, with a cup next to it, in an alcove next to the bathroom. A huge skylight above let the sunshine stream in. I opened a window and could hear birds chirping. I open the freezer and it’s filled with frozen pizza’s. I opened the fridge and there is fruit, salad makings, cheese, and a case of Sutter Home White Merlot. Two wine glasses hung from a shelf nearby.
There is a huge soft, purple recliner next to one window. I noticed immediately there were several hundred green peas piled in the chair, and instantly realize my Genie has a hearing problem.
I turn smiling hugely to thank the Genie, but he’s already gone.
I ran down the steps to retrieve my laptop, then back upstairs to my new dream writing room. I look in a drawer and find a wine opener and bust open the wine, my favorite, and Christen my new writing home. I realized I should’ve added a bed, so I could live here forever, but it hadn’t occurred to me. I have tunnel vision when it comes to writing. I tend to block out little unimportant details like a bed, or a media center, or a hot tub and olympic sized pool. But hey, I still have one wish left.
Maybe I should make a list.