A short story …

for Friday Fictioneers




‘Have you found a job yet?’ asked Dicky.

‘I am thinking of offering my services to Amazon’ said Micky.

‘Doing what?’ 

‘Delivering packages’. 

‘In that?’

Why not? Okay, it needs a little spit-and-polish, but it’s ideal’, said Micky proudly tapping the mirror which promptly came adrift.

‘It’s taken root!’ laughed Dicky. 

‘Just a few weeds’ said Micky giving them a  tug.

‘Hey, that’s not any ole’ weed … it’s flippin’ cannabis!’ gushed Dicky.


‘I think so. Forget Amazon, you’re onto a fortune!’

‘What? I just sprayed it with weed killer’.

‘Amazon it is then. Fetch a hose, I’ll give you a hand’.



russell-vanThanks to Rochelle for hosting and to Russell Gayer for the photo.

Click Froggie to join in the fun (not his kind of fun though!)




76 thoughts on “A short story …

  1. Denise Jun 30, 2021 / 16:43

    I freaked out years ago thinking cannabis was growing in my backyard and it turned out to be common cinquefoil. OTOH, the neighbor kids were growing it in the park until someone reported them to the cops, who took the large aquarium the kids were using and left a note telling them to pick it up at the police department.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Jun 30, 2021 / 17:31

      I think I’d freak out too, especially as someone I thought I knew well was till recently locked up for growing it! I wonder if the kids claimed their aquarium!


  2. RedCat Jun 30, 2021 / 16:59

    That took an unexpected turn. Made me laugh out loud. 😄

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  3. Tannille Jul 1, 2021 / 05:16

    But that crop! Worth a fortune…
    Something about that van has dope written all over it.

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  4. Sandra Jul 1, 2021 / 08:52

    I think Amazon was always his destiny. Fate has a way of fixing things.

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  5. Dale Jul 1, 2021 / 14:32

    Honestly… I don’t think Amazon will quite work out either – unless he is extremely good at fixing up old vans 😉


  6. jenne49 Jul 1, 2021 / 20:02

    I love the way this story evolved. Poor Micky. So near and yet so far.
    Micky and Dicky – I’m smiling at the rhythm of the names too.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Jul 2, 2021 / 12:54

      It’s a dodgy business so this could be a blessing in disguise! Their mate Ricky had an idea, but I ran out of words!


  7. Russell Gayer Jul 1, 2021 / 20:34

    Micky should consider a taxi service or driving work release prisioners to and from work. They can smoke a little weed on the way.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Jul 2, 2021 / 12:36

      What a great idea, I’ll pass your suggestion on to him!

      Thanks for the photo Russell, it’s prompted a great range of stories.


  8. GHLearner Jul 1, 2021 / 23:19

    That was fun. If it doesn’t work out with Amazon, there’ll be other delivery options.

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  9. rochellewisoff Jul 2, 2021 / 00:32

    Dear Keith,

    If Amazon doesn’t work out there’s always UPS. Love the stoned frogs. Fun dialogue.



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    • Keith's Ramblings Jul 2, 2021 / 11:54

      That’s an idea, all it needs is a lick of brown paint! I’m going to have a word with those naughty frogs. Thanks, Rochelle.


  10. Laurie Bell Jul 2, 2021 / 01:21

    Oh dear, plans of fools gold!
    Great story, plenty of twists and turns here

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  11. Natasha Jul 2, 2021 / 14:39

    This was outstanding. Some pot-luck this 😅😅

    Loved it, Keith. Happy weekend.

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  12. Bear Jul 2, 2021 / 15:35

    Hate to burst your bubble, Dude, but that isn’t cannabis. Gigggles… might be fun if it was, thought. “Welcome to the Pot House”…hehe… reminds me of the van my younger brother had… it always had a distinctive smell to it. LOL!

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      • Bear Jul 2, 2021 / 22:22

        True that. People often mistake the smell of sage for cannabis.

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  13. Tessa Jul 3, 2021 / 00:09

    That’s so funny. I got a package from Amazon today LOL! Sounds like something I would do though. A weed is a weed unless it has flowers and even weeds do have flowers sometimes. I don’t know cannabis from a flower anyhow. Good job!

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  14. subroto Jul 3, 2021 / 01:31

    Damn that plan has gone to pot. Or in this case not gone to pot. Fun story.

    Liked by 1 person

  15. michaelwynnauthor Jul 3, 2021 / 12:31

    Very humourous piece, Keith. I particulalrly liked the wing mirror coming off in a matter of fact fashion.

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  16. pennygadd51 Jul 4, 2021 / 17:54

    Teehee! Don’t think selling dope was a good idea anyway; the police don’t like it – and your competition like it even less! BTW No way would that mirror have dropped off!

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    • Keith's Ramblings Jul 6, 2021 / 10:44

      I quite agree Penny, good job it was non-weed weed! As for the mirror, you’re probably right – authoristic license!

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  17. Na'ama Yehuda Jul 7, 2021 / 02:22

    LOL! That’ll be one rolling van, for sure, it will! 😉 Fun stuff! 🙂


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