Many years ago there was once a wizard who had a very valuable treasure, for it made any dream come true. It was a magic lamp, which had passed from generation to generation until finally it was coming into the hands of the latest descendent, Daniel.

Daniel was about to turn twelve, and he received the magic lamp as a birthday present from his parents. The instructions were very simple, as his father explained: “Daniel, the magic lamp will make any wish come true, but it will only grant wishes that are truly good for you. And all you need to do is rub the magic lamp several times.”

That day, Daniel did not dare to pick up the magic lamp. He was a little nervous about it, for he still didn’t know what to ask or what was truly good for him. In the end, he decided to go to sleep… But in the middle of the night Daniel suddenly woke up with a start, jumped out of bed and picked up the magic lamp that he had left on his bedside table.

Short stories - the magic lamp

He had thought of something and was very intrigued to know if the magic lamp would grant it… But what could this exciting wish be? You will soon find out!

Daniel shut his eyes tightly and rubbed the magic lamp three times, then put it on the floor. After a few minutes, his wish still hadn’t been granted so he had decided to wait a little longer. He sat in front of the magic lamp, getting more and more impatient.

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  1. dane wright

    that was brilliant! good


  2. Meriam

    It was amazing!!! id never think about it but its too too short i wish it. Ouod be more longer

    • Short Stories

      Thanks for your comment Meriam! will have it in mind :)

  3. me

    I was excited till the end, but its good other than that

  4. Nahidbegum

    its a nice story for kids.

    • shortstories

      Thanks! We are publishing more stories soon!

  5. nevaeh

    it was amazing I wish I could write like that lolza <3 I enjoed it xx

    • Short Stories

      thank you! you should try it and send us a story too to be published!