...he needed a costume. Laurie loved theater and was
searching for a costume for the latest musical she was in. Laurie
pushed open the door of the small little thrift shop. It was filthy,
which was, in fact, not very surprising. These places usually were.
But it was these kind of places that usually had the best stuff and
Laurie was determined to come home with something, whether it be a
dress or simply an accessory. Anything would be acceptable.Laurie strolled down the
disorganized and messy aisle. The paint was peeling off of the
painted sign that said Aisle 3. This place definitely needed a
fixer upper. But Laurie believed that the institution most likely
didnt make enough profit to clean the place up. Oh well. Laurie
looked over her shoulder as she passed something shiny. Laurie turned
and headed for the little basket on one of the lower shelves in the
aisle.Laurie stuck her hand into the
incredibly filthy pile of objects that littered the shelf. She
retrieved a tarnished gold oil lamp. Was this what she thought it
was. Most likely. Laurie had recently watched Aladdin and the object
looked familiar. Laurie studied the object and her suspicions were
confirmed when she read an inscription. Vacant Genie Lamp. But try
your luck. Something amazing might just happen. Laurie frowned.
Then she looked at the base of the lamp. An orange sticker stated
that it was only ninety-nine cents...