A few words …

…for Friday Fictioneers





I miss Paul. Life and soul of the party. The biggest car in the car park, the smartest bloke in the bar, and always the first to buy a round!

We were never sure how he made his money. Ask him and he’d just say he had a growing company in the leisure industry. He was clearly a canny businessman.

A few years ago he suddenly disappeared. 

Yesterday there was something in the paper about a guy called Paul being released from prison. There was a picture of a dilapidated greenhouse full of weeds.  

Clearly not the weed Paul grew there!

bill-r-12Thanks to Rochelle for hosting and to Bill Reynolds for the photo.

Poke Froggie to join in the fun!


54 thoughts on “A few words …

  1. rochellewisoff Jul 27, 2022 / 12:27

    Dear Keith,

    Paul’s garden might soon be legal here in Missouri. 😉 Fun take.



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  2. beth Jul 27, 2022 / 13:17

    And Paul could do his garden work here legally now

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  3. Iain Kelly Jul 27, 2022 / 16:04

    Paul was ahead of his time it seems. Still, his experience might stand him in good stead for a law change here!

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  4. Vartika Jul 27, 2022 / 17:40

    Poor Paul. I don’t like it when people get jailed for gardening. Fun story Keith

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  5. msjadeli Jul 27, 2022 / 22:04

    It could happen! In Michigan, weed is legal now and “pothouses” have sprouted up all over the place. So strange not to have to hide it or become a criminal anymore.

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  6. Patricia Jul 27, 2022 / 22:22

    Like many, Paul was ahead of his time. But now, he can get busy growing his business and remain a free man.


    • Keith's Ramblings Aug 1, 2022 / 10:45

      Not just yet in the UK, until it’s legalised here perhaps should consider growing tomatoes or strawberries!


  7. Natasha Jul 28, 2022 / 08:08

    This was such a fun take. He should now move lock, stock, barrel and (cannabis) seeds to US.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Aug 1, 2022 / 10:49

      Thanks, Natasha. Thing is, there’s more money to be made where it’s illegal!


  8. Bill Jul 28, 2022 / 14:01

    Wonderful, fun take on the prompt, Keith. I hope Paul is back in business soon. It’s a competitive trade, but quite beneficial. 🙂

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  9. Dale Jul 28, 2022 / 16:45

    He was ahead of his time and had to pay the price. ‘Tis a sad thing, indeed! Excellent take on the prompt,Keith!
    I have a friend who did time for possession and while he was under house arrest (it was a small quantity) it became legal. How is that for bad luck?

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    • Keith's Ramblings Aug 1, 2022 / 10:52

      That was rottten luck! Between you and me, this story is based on something an acquaintance of mine recently did time for!

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      • Dale Aug 1, 2022 / 13:12

        I had a feeling…


  10. James McEwan Jul 28, 2022 / 20:43

    Paul was clearly stitched up by a business rival. Will he take revenge and smoke him out?

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  11. Inside the Mind of Isadora Jul 28, 2022 / 21:14

    I love the description of Paul’s line of work – “A growing company in the leisure industry.”
    A great take on the photo prompt, Keith. Loved it …
    Isadora 😎

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  12. GHLearner Jul 29, 2022 / 14:05

    Hahaha, poor guy. I bet he now moves to Canada. If they take him with his jailtime… such bad luck.

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  13. Russell Gayer Jul 29, 2022 / 20:46

    I’m sure it was all for medicinal purposes.
    I’ll buy him a drink if I run into him.

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  14. granonine Jul 30, 2022 / 15:20

    Life catches up with us sooner or later. I like your take on this prompt 🙂

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  15. authorfleurl Aug 2, 2022 / 12:01

    A growing industry, indeed! Sales would always be high lol Great take on the prompt!


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