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It’s time for some Friday Fictioneers action again, which is hosted by Rochelle. The photo, for which we need to write our 100-ish word story, has been contributed by Ted Strutz.

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on-on-off

Copyright Ted Strutz

 

“Oh, you’ll talk!” grinned Marcos, shoving the extension cord down Jeff’s trousers. He flipped the first switch. Nothing.

“One down, two to go! Where’s the gold?”

Although Jeff’s hands were bound, he managed to flip Marcos the bird. Another switch. Jeff still wasn’t talking.

“Say goodbye to your bits!” laughed Marcos and pushed the final switch. There was a bang, the outlet exploded and Marcos fell twitching to the floor. Jeff set about trying to extricate the cord from his underpants as the thug sparked and smouldered.

“The gold’s in the switch box,” he said. “Don’t try to use it, it’ll probably short out. Heh heh.”

  1. January 28, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    Most amusing.

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  2. NotAPunkRocker
    January 28, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    Good thing he wasn’t hiding diamonds! 😀

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    • January 28, 2015 at 9:04 pm

      Yeah, he might have lost both sets of “rocks” 🙂

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  3. January 28, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    Oops. I guess he should have tried water boarding instead, huh?

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    • January 28, 2015 at 9:10 pm

      Yep. But not near that switch box 🙂

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  4. January 28, 2015 at 9:34 pm

    Say goodbye to your bits! Ha ha! That made me laugh, but ouch. Stay away from the switch box! Great story, Ali.

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    • January 29, 2015 at 8:13 am

      Thanks! Glad it made you laugh 🙂

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  5. January 28, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    Great giggle in the middle (say goodbye to your bits) and a big HOORAY at the end.

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    • January 29, 2015 at 8:14 am

      Yeah, just when it was looking a bit ropey for Jeff he came out on top!

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  6. January 28, 2015 at 11:14 pm

    Loved the way it ended. Haha! Marcos is on the floor twitching and sparking. Haha! What a sight to behold! 😀

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    • January 29, 2015 at 8:15 am

      I would say “poor Marcos” but it sounds like he deserved it 🙂

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      • January 29, 2015 at 12:52 pm

        I think he did to, which is why it is funny. 😀

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  7. January 29, 2015 at 12:39 am

    Laughing last, isn’t Jeff? Good for him not losing his cool or his bits! Well done.

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    • January 29, 2015 at 8:16 am

      Yeah, he must have worried just a little bit that the box wouldn’t short out. He’s a cool customer!

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  8. January 29, 2015 at 2:14 am

    Excellent twist! I was not there for it at all!

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    • January 29, 2015 at 8:16 am

      Thanks! I didn’t really want to fry Jeff’s bits.

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  9. January 29, 2015 at 3:41 am

    The images from your story are are are… funny and not so funny. Loved it!

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    • January 29, 2015 at 8:17 am

      It’s a subtle mixture of fun and gruesome 🙂 Glad you liked it!

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      • January 29, 2015 at 12:53 pm

        Yes! That’s exactly what it is!

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  10. January 29, 2015 at 3:49 am

    Yum, fried person.
    That was good story from that photo.

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    • January 29, 2015 at 8:19 am

      Thanks! Tastes like chicken 🙂

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  11. January 29, 2015 at 3:55 am

    very funny. this one just made my day. 🙂

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  12. January 29, 2015 at 3:59 am

    Nice twist. Sounds like he deserved it. I shudder to think about a bare extension cord down my pants. Thanks for the nightmares. 🙂
    -David

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    • January 29, 2015 at 8:20 am

      It is an image to keep one awake at night!

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  13. January 29, 2015 at 5:04 am

    Good thing it was only a cord he extricated from his pants.

    DJ

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    • January 29, 2015 at 8:21 am

      Heh heh 🙂 I thought there was more than enough gross imagery for one story.

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  14. January 29, 2015 at 5:53 am

    Dear Draliman, You are so funny – wow what a way to torture! Yikes! Nan 🙂

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    • January 29, 2015 at 8:21 am

      Dear Nan,
      I expect Marcos has been on some sort of course or something to learn such things 🙂
      Glad you liked it!
      Ali

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  15. January 29, 2015 at 6:19 am

    LOL! 😀

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  16. January 29, 2015 at 9:19 am

    I was cringing here for a moment; never more pleased to reach the punch line.

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    • January 30, 2015 at 7:57 am

      Me too – the alternative doesn’t bear thing about.

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  17. January 29, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    Fried acorns! Get your fried acorns here!!!!

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    • January 30, 2015 at 7:58 am

      Yeeks! Have you ever electrocuted Buster?

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      • January 30, 2015 at 7:48 pm

        Not in a comic… that I can remember. I did once use him as an electrical device in a drawing…

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      • January 30, 2015 at 8:36 pm

        Ha, that’s a classic! Poor Buster 🙂

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  18. January 29, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    Good thing the gold apparently stopped the current. Clever story, Ali. Sounds like something James Bond might have done. 🙂 — Suzanne

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    • January 30, 2015 at 7:58 am

      Maybe this is his younger brother – Jeff Bond 🙂

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  19. January 29, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    “Say goodbye to your bits!” LOL 🙂

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  20. January 29, 2015 at 6:21 pm

    ‘Golden Balls’ came into my mind, but then the gold would have been in his pants not the box, great piece though 🙂

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    • January 30, 2015 at 7:59 am

      “Golden Balls” would have made a much more fun Bond villain than Goldfinger 🙂

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  21. January 29, 2015 at 8:28 pm

    Oh goood. That’s where you were taking it. I’ll go wash my dirty mind now. O.0

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    • January 30, 2015 at 8:00 am

      You didn’t really think I was going to do something that horrible to Jeff did you? 🙂

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      • January 30, 2015 at 9:56 am

        Nooo, it just went down the trousers and my mind went to a dark, dark place.

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  22. January 29, 2015 at 10:58 pm

    You have managed to make torture fun.

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  23. January 30, 2015 at 4:22 am

    Horrible and funny! Great combo 🙂
    Ellespeth

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    • January 30, 2015 at 8:01 am

      I like writing horrible/funny combos 🙂

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  24. January 30, 2015 at 11:03 am

    Dear Draliman,

    Some enchanted evening… Nice story with an electrifying switch at the end.

    Aloha,

    Doug

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    • January 30, 2015 at 1:43 pm

      Dear Doug,
      Someone was going to get the wrong end of the current!
      Ali

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  25. January 30, 2015 at 11:06 am

    Dear Ali,

    Now that’s one way short out the family jewels. Charred black comedy I’d say.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • January 30, 2015 at 1:44 pm

      Dear Rochelle,
      “Charred black comedy” – that could become a thing 🙂
      Ali

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  26. January 30, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    Very funny. Of course gold makes a great conductor, if an expensive one. Good job Jeff got to the switches first.

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    • January 30, 2015 at 2:18 pm

      Yes, a lucky choice of hiding place – or maybe he’d heard the sort of tricks Marcos was into!

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  27. January 30, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    That was very clever – no honour amongst thieves 🙂

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    • January 30, 2015 at 8:35 pm

      There rarely is I reckon! I’m glad you liked it 🙂

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  28. January 30, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    Highly amusing and very well written. Clever you!

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  29. January 30, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    Actually .. I crossed my legs when he pulled the last switch.. delightful with tables turned.

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    • January 30, 2015 at 9:42 pm

      Ha ha! Yes, it could have been very nasty for Jeff.

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  30. January 30, 2015 at 10:10 pm

    What a situation! I wonder whether Jeff would have been quite so calm about it all had he not known where the gold was… Very amusing story. 🙂

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    • January 31, 2015 at 9:49 am

      He’s a cool customer. He seemed very sure that the gold was going to short the box out.
      Glad you enjoyed it!

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  31. January 31, 2015 at 3:44 am

    There’s a golden switch to this tale.
    But not all that sparks is gold.
    randy

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    • January 31, 2015 at 9:52 am

      The gold certainly turned out to be bad news for Marcos. Had it been diamonds, it would have been a different story!

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  32. January 31, 2015 at 11:36 pm

    Great turn of events. Hope he spends it wisely.

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    • February 1, 2015 at 5:30 am

      I’m sure he will, once he’s extricated it from the switch box. It’s probably a bit melted by now!

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  33. February 1, 2015 at 11:59 am

    Marcos shouldn’t have been so sure of himself. Jeff was one up on him. Fun story.

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    • February 1, 2015 at 5:24 pm

      Pride comes before a fall, as they say. Glad you liked it!

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  34. February 3, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    Just brilliant.

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