The Covid Genie
By Mario Bishop
Senior: (Sigh) school is hard.
Genie: Yo what up. I’m a Genie. You get three wishes. Let’s go.
Senior: Oh cool. I wish I didn’t have to go to school anymore.
Genie: You got it!
Genie: Aw whoops. I started a global pandemic and everyone’s quarantined.
Senior: What? Why did you do that?!
Genie: Hey listen, it’s my first day on the job. Cut me some slack.
Senior: Yeah but people are gonna die now.
Genie: Well you won’t have to go to school, or work, or a friend’s house… or anywhere else.
Senior: I didn’t want to stay home all day though!
Genie: Come on dude. You don’t always get what you want.
Senior: You’re a genie! You’re supposed to give me what I want!
Genie: Maybe you could wish for a girlfriend?
Senior: I can’t visit anyone. How am I supposed to be in a relationship?
Genie: You could… uh. Wish for more money?
Senior: That would be great if I could actually go somewhere to spend it.
Genie: Listen, dude. Money might not be so bad right now because the economy’s gonna take a bit of a tumble.
Senior: You’re the worst Genie ever!