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MFTS – Fool Me Twice

Here is my contribution for Barbara Beacham’s Mondays Finish the Story for this week. For this challenge we get 150 words or so plus a photo and an opening sentence.

I must confess, I’m twenty-odd words over this week. Sorry :-(. This week’s story picks up pretty much where last week’s left off, as we rejoin newly-deceased stoners Chad and Brad, their souls ripped from their bodies after mistaking tales of alcoholic beverages with spirits of the ghostly variety.

To read this week’s other stories, click on the blue froggy. The supplied opening sentence is in bold in my story.

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“What a tangled web we weave, when first we practise to deceive, dude.”

So saying, Chad jabbed the lead ghostly spirit (Basil by name), his fingers coming away covered with ectoplasm, sticky and insubstantial as a spider’s web.

“I’M SURE I DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN,” intoned Basil.

“You lured us here with talk of spirits,” complained Chad. “Vodka, whisky…”

“Advocaat,” added Brad, puffing on a joint.

“AND SPIRITS YOU FOUND!” laughed Basil. “DON’T YOU JUST LOVE HOMONYMS!”

“Chad, calm down!” said Brad, offering him an insubstantial joint. Chad took a puff.

“Dude!” he exclaimed happily.

“Dude,” agreed Brad.

“We want back in our bodies, dead Dude,” said Chad, pointing at his corpse.

“PERHAPS… THERE IS A WAY,” pondered Basil. “WOULD YOU CONSENT TO… TRIAL IN COURT?”

“Hell yeah!” said Chad before Brad could stop him. “No jury in the world will rule against us!”

“BWAHAHA!” laughed Basil. “TRIAL BY COMBAT! IN THE COURT OF THE DAMNED! FOOLED YOU AGAIN, GULLIBLE STONERS!”

“Dude,” said Chad.

“Dude,” agreed Brad. “You know what we need?”

“Yeah!”

And so the pair set off in search of more ghostly weed, the better to endure the trials ahead.

 

  1. June 1, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    Ha! A perfect end to your story, dude.

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    • June 1, 2015 at 7:21 pm

      Hee, thanks! But is this the end, or will Chad and Brad return to face those trials? And if they do, will they remember anything about it? 🙂

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      • June 1, 2015 at 8:33 pm

        Nah, I don’t think it will be the end. Hmmm…I bet it will be fuzzy. 🙂

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  2. June 1, 2015 at 8:23 pm

    Cool… so glad you continued Chad and Brad’s excellent adventure. Now we have to know how they fare in the Court of the Damned!!! “What a tangled web we weave, when first we practise to deceive, dude.” Best use of the prompt line!!!!!

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    • June 2, 2015 at 6:57 am

      This week’s prompt was perfect for a continuation! It would be good as a trilogy but I’d have to be very careful with the words to finish it all off in only one more episode.
      I’m glad you enjoyed Bill and Ted, um, I mean Chad and Brad’s continuing adventures 🙂

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  3. June 1, 2015 at 8:46 pm

    Dude! Pass that joint over here. I need further fortification.

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  4. June 1, 2015 at 8:46 pm

    Hooray, more Chad and Brad, dude! I’m looking forward to the trial 🙂

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    • June 2, 2015 at 7:00 am

      I expect they’ll be fine once they’ve “fortified” (or they won’t care) 🙂

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  5. Francesca Smith
    June 1, 2015 at 11:27 pm

    Do I detect a little bit of Bill and Ted? Great and funny continuation!

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    • June 2, 2015 at 7:01 am

      You detect a lot of Bill and Ted 🙂
      I’m glad you liked it!

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  6. June 2, 2015 at 12:03 am

    Funny and interesting 🙂

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  7. June 2, 2015 at 2:09 am

    Take out all of the “Dudes!” and I think you’d have met your word limit. This will go against Chad and Brad at their trial…

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    • June 2, 2015 at 7:04 am

      “Dude” is what Chad and Brad are all about! I expect they will regret it come trial time, though.

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  8. June 2, 2015 at 3:47 am

    Oh Ali, you had me laughing with this one, and I love the way you tied this to last week’s challenge. Funny story Dude! 😀 Thanks for the contribution to the MFtS challenge, and be well… ^..^

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    • June 2, 2015 at 7:05 am

      I’m glad you enjoyed Brad and Chad’s continuing adventures in Miner’s Hill 🙂

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  9. Lata Sunil
    June 2, 2015 at 5:15 am

    the weed is giving you lot of freedom to move the story anyways. I like it.

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  10. June 2, 2015 at 8:00 am

    Hey dude, that was an AWE-some story! I quite like Brad and Chad, and hope to see them again soon. And, you don’t have to stop at a trilogy. 🙂

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    • June 2, 2015 at 8:52 am

      I’m glad you liked it! Chad and Brad are quite likeable dudes 🙂
      A trilogy would be nice and neat, but I think they’ll need more stories to extricate themselves from this.

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  11. June 2, 2015 at 10:50 am

    Wow! That is power packed stuff they are smoking 😀

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    • June 2, 2015 at 12:13 pm

      I reckon it’ll get them through the trials ahead 🙂

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  12. June 2, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    BWAHAHA! Very cute story! Good weed 🙂

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    • June 2, 2015 at 3:25 pm

      Let’s hope it’s good enough to see them through the trials ahead. If I ever finish the story 🙂
      Glad you liked it!

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  13. June 2, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    Quite a convincingly creative sticky ectoplasmic post Ali ~ Brad and Chads bodiless consumption of dreams will never be entombed by bonkers Basil~ He be headed for the cooking pot ~ Roll on the next haunting post ~ 🙂

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    • June 2, 2015 at 6:13 pm

      Yes, Basil better watch his step, I think he’s underestimating the lads 🙂
      Thanks for your wonderful comment!

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      • June 2, 2015 at 7:27 pm

        My pleasure ~ I appreciate your great writing ~ 🙂

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  14. loricarlson66
    June 3, 2015 at 2:58 am

    Great addiction to last week’s story …this has definitely peaked my interest… can’t wait to see how that trial goes!

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    • June 3, 2015 at 11:39 am

      I’m already trying to think of some cool stuff on the chance that next week’s photo and sentence will work!
      I’m glad you liked it 🙂

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      • loricarlson66
        June 3, 2015 at 5:28 pm

        Awesome! I can’t wait to see if you can make it work!

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      • June 3, 2015 at 6:20 pm

        🙂

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  15. June 4, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    Good continuation and funny too.:)

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  16. June 6, 2015 at 11:48 am

    haha – I just kept Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure when reading this. all it needed was an air guitar! :p

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    • June 6, 2015 at 3:39 pm

      Yeah, be excellent to each other and party on, dudes! Maybe they’ll “air guitar” if they get through the trial and escape 🙂

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  17. June 6, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    Ya Man…I’m off for some nip now 😀 Pawkisses 🙂 ❤

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  18. June 10, 2015 at 11:29 am

    Now if they can get the other spirits hih, they have a chance. They’re just the kind who’ll come out with flying colors. Bill and Ted always did. Hilarious, Ali. 😀 — Suzanne

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    • June 10, 2015 at 11:36 am

      They can do anything if they put what’s left of their minds to it!
      I’m glad you found it funny 🙂

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