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MFTS – A Stoner’s Soul

It’s Mondays Finish the Story time, hosted by Barbara Beacham. This is the one where we get a photo and an opening sentence.

This is the final part of “The Stoner Trilogy”. If you remember, in “The Highest Spirits“, Chad and Brad lost their souls, and in “Fool Me Twice” they were conned into a “Trial” by the lead spirit, Basil.

This was the best I could do, given the number of words and while attempting to make each story reasonably standalone. Here is the cast of characters:

Chad – a stoner
Brad – another stoner
Basil – a cunning head spirit

and introducing special guest star ZEUS as ZEUS, a powerful and currently quite irritated god.

The opening sentence is in bold in my story, and other contributions may be found by clicking the blue froggy.


Copyright B.W. Beacham


ZEUS was not having a good day and he made sure everyone knew it.

First his “soldiers” were too wide for his boiled eggs, now the spirits of Miners Hill had taken it upon themselves to capture souls!

The sky lit up as if on fire as ZEUS vented his rage. Spirit Chad looked suspiciously at his insubstantial joint.

“Thunder and lightning for the Trial, dude,” explained Spirit Brad.

“Heavy,” said Chad. Rain began to fall, extinguishing his joint. His face fell.

“BASIL!” screamed ZEUS to the lead spirit. “STEALING SOULS WITHOUT MY PERMISSION?”

“Um,” stuttered Basil. “Um…”

ZEUS fired more lightning which narrowly missed Chad, clipping and reigniting his joint.

“Epic!” said Chad, taking a puff.


With a wave of Basil’s hand, it was done.

“This calls for a celebration!” said Brad, reaching into his underpants for his special hidden stash.

Against all odds Chad and Brad lived to a ripe old age. And although our stoners could remember almost none of it, they both agreed (on their smoke-shrouded death bed) that they’d had a stonkingly Epic Time.


  1. June 8, 2015 at 7:32 pm

    Awesomely epic, dude!


  2. June 8, 2015 at 9:42 pm

    “…his “soldiers” were too wide for his boiled eggs” this made me smile… I love ‘soldiers’ and eggs. I learned that term from my GG (great grandma) and grew up eating them. 🙂

    and the rest of the story was ‘totally epic dude’…


    • June 9, 2015 at 6:50 am

      Soldiers and eggs is just the thing for breakfast 🙂
      I’m glad you enjoyed my epic story!


  3. June 8, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    Wow man! What a cool story! Boy did you have both me and my husband laughing our butts off! Thanks for the great contribution to the MFtS challenge. Be well my friend… ^..^


  4. June 8, 2015 at 10:32 pm

    Hey, you saved Brad and Chad. How cool. Not sure they deserved it, but it’s a clever story nevertheless.


    • June 9, 2015 at 6:51 am

      I couldn’t leave the poor lads caught between life and death!


      • June 10, 2015 at 8:03 pm

        You too kind hearted. But no, that’s a good thing.


  5. June 8, 2015 at 11:32 pm

    that was awesome – my favourite bit was when Zeus accidentally reignited Chad’s joint! maybe they should have invited Zeus to join them, that might have mellowed him down a bit?


    • June 9, 2015 at 6:52 am

      I have this great image now of the three of them, Zeus in his godly robes, relaxing on a sofa all puffing away 🙂
      Glad you liked it!

      Liked by 1 person

  6. June 9, 2015 at 12:28 am

    And they’re back! With none other than the great Zeus. This is epic!!


    • June 9, 2015 at 6:53 am

      It was nice of him to guest star, he’s a busy fellow 🙂
      I’m glad you enjoyed it!

      Liked by 1 person

  7. June 9, 2015 at 2:19 am

    Great story! I enjoyed reading it and got a good laugh!


  8. June 9, 2015 at 2:32 am

    And the moral of the story is…. if you want to live to a ripe old age, become a stoner!


    • June 9, 2015 at 6:53 am

      I did think that. I guess they’re constantly too mellow for high blood pressure and such.


      • June 9, 2015 at 12:28 pm

        I’ll have to see if I can get a “prescription” for that stuff….


  9. June 9, 2015 at 3:16 am

    I see that you are sticking to the ‘miner hill’ theme quite tenaciously. Good continuation though giving justice to each prompt and picture. Nicely done.


    • June 9, 2015 at 6:54 am

      Thanks! That’s the end of their trilogy now, though they may return one day…

      Liked by 1 person

  10. Lata Sunil
    June 9, 2015 at 6:10 am

    and the fun continues.. Chad and Brad are cool!


  11. June 9, 2015 at 6:17 am

    Ah man, I know those guys!


    • June 9, 2015 at 6:56 am

      Everyone should know someone like Chad and Brad 🙂


  12. June 9, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    This is truly inspired.


  13. Francesca Smith
    June 9, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    I see they kept it excellent between them!
    Very amusing story and I am glad they survived.


  14. June 9, 2015 at 9:13 pm

    A stonkingly epic story! I’m so glad Chad and Brad survived. 🙂


  15. June 9, 2015 at 9:33 pm

    Stonkingly epic, indeed. Well done!


    • June 10, 2015 at 7:03 am

      Thanks! I’m glad you enjoyed the thrilling conclusion 🙂


  16. gentlestitches
    June 10, 2015 at 6:50 am

    HaHa! My son played that his egg was a spa bath for his soldiers. ‘Oh yes!” they would shout as they soaked in the warmth…I am glad the stoners made it out fully intact. 😀


    • June 10, 2015 at 7:07 am

      There’s all sorts of fun to be had with eggs and soldiers 🙂
      Brad and Chad are good at accidentally surviving all manner of things!


  17. June 10, 2015 at 11:35 am

    I just knew they’d come out on top, Ali. Another hilarious episode of your trilogy. 😀 — Suzanne


  18. June 10, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    I’m sorry to see Chad and Brad’s great adventures end. But they lived stoned and happy for ever after, what more could we want for the boys!!! This was so much fun!!!!!


    • June 10, 2015 at 2:39 pm

      It’s exactly the way they wanted it, bless ’em! I’m glad you liked my little trilogy 🙂


  19. June 10, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    lol, I love how Zeus reignited Chad’s joint 😛 . Of course I adore all stoner stories!


    • June 10, 2015 at 5:55 pm

      I thought it would be nice if the thunderbolts found a creative use 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  20. June 11, 2015 at 1:15 am

    Too funny, great take on the prompt. Zeus was very generous!


    • June 11, 2015 at 7:18 am

      He was, I think he was just stamping his authority on Basil. I’m glad you enjoyed it!


  21. June 11, 2015 at 3:28 am

    I am sure they lived to such a ripe old age because they did not have any stress. Great story.


  22. June 13, 2015 at 8:22 am

    Zeus is now here… 😀 Great story, Draliman! Pawkiss 🙂 ❤


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