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FF – Dude

Here is my story for Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle. The photo was contributed by Renee Heath.

My story hasn’t really got a beginning, middle or end and isn’t really a story as such either, but I’m short on ideas and time 😦

Copyright Renee Heath




Puff puff

“This is some good shit.”


“Let’s sit here some more and watch our tent. It’s, like, swayin’ an’ driftin’.”

“Dude. It’s multicoloured. What is this stuff?”

“Peyote. All natural.”

Natural? Gotta be good for you then.”


“Storm coming up. Should we move?”

Can’t move, dude.”

“Man, this wind is bad. Where’d the tent go?”

“Blew away, dude.”


Scramble scramble

“Weed is saved!”



“Car’s blown over.”

“Don’t care.”

“We’re gonna regret this tomorrow.”

“Live in the now, dude! What d’ya do?”

“Brain surgeon. You?”

“Airline pilot.”




  1. January 30, 2019 at 7:39 pm



    • January 31, 2019 at 7:35 am

      I’m glad it made you LOL 🙂


  2. January 30, 2019 at 8:12 pm

    I can only hope neither of them are flying a plane I get on or operating on my brain!


  3. January 30, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    Lol! Easy and funny read! Liked it very much!


    • January 31, 2019 at 7:36 am

      Thanks! Dialogue is easy to read and write 🙂


  4. Jelli
    January 30, 2019 at 8:28 pm

    When I get done cackling with glee, I’ll think about the ramifications of their professions…


  5. January 30, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    haha, nice work man!


  6. January 30, 2019 at 8:59 pm

    Way awesome


  7. January 30, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    I think this is the solution to climate change… with airline pilots like this airtravel is doomed….


    • January 31, 2019 at 7:37 am

      He’s doing the world a favour!


  8. January 30, 2019 at 9:25 pm

    I reckon they could build a wall overnight, AND fix Brexit!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. January 30, 2019 at 10:02 pm

    Dude! Both of you stay there until that peyote wears off!!


    • January 31, 2019 at 7:39 am

      Hopefully by the time they’ve righted the car they’ll be fit to drive, fly and operate 🙂


      • January 31, 2019 at 1:08 pm

        Haha! Right! 🙂


  10. January 31, 2019 at 2:16 am

    Peyote is very strong stuff, but you can’t smoke it. You have to eat it. It makes you throw up, but THEN it makes you really really high in a different way than any other drug. It’s amazing stuff if you can eat it without totally tossing you entire innards.

    Also, a tepee is NOT a tent. It’s a tepee. They do NOT blow away, not even in a hurricane. I know this because I built a tepee and it lived through 9 years of storms during all four seasons. Including hurricanes and blizzards.

    Just saying.

    I LOVED peyote, but it made me pretty sick. I ate it anyway. There are some highs that you just need to experience and that is one of them.


    • January 31, 2019 at 7:40 am

      I didn’t know that about peyote. These two really got everything wrong!
      I know it’s a tepee and not a tent but I twiddled things a bit to make the story. Cool that teepees don’t blow away though.


      • January 31, 2019 at 9:03 pm

        My tepee was the happiest place I ever lived. Warm, comfortable, safe. A but for the lack of flush toilets. Until the bobcat moved in, that is. Once the bobcat moved in, I kept my distance.


  11. January 31, 2019 at 2:16 am

    Oh, P.S. Mescaline is a chemical derivative of peyote and give a similar high, but it’s not peyote. Only peyote is peyote.


    • January 31, 2019 at 7:41 am

      Yes, I read that on the Wiki when I was checking peyote was the correct word.


      • January 31, 2019 at 8:59 pm

        I don’t think you can really GET peyote anymore. It was always hard to come by and there are rituals involving how it’s consumed … and it sure can make you sick. But mescaline — that’s a pill you can take. You can skip the nauseating consumption and go straight for the high.

        It’s just there are people who have strong feelings about tepees which go deep. I try to take other peoples’ traditions seriously enough to not stomp on them. There are things I’m sensitive about and wouldn’t like to see them made into a joke. Even a good joke.


        • February 1, 2019 at 4:20 pm

          I understand that, it’s one of the reasons I used a “tent” in my story instead of a teepee – which is in the picture, but that’s just to give us an idea for our stories. I decided “tent” was safer.


  12. January 31, 2019 at 4:40 am

    no matter what happens, i’m sure they’d enjoy the ride. 🙂


  13. January 31, 2019 at 6:37 am

    Oh that’s a worry. I’m so glad this is fiction.


  14. January 31, 2019 at 6:51 am

    Ha ha ha, I had three dudes just like these 🙂


    • January 31, 2019 at 7:44 am

      Just read it! They could have met up for a party if only you hadn’t blown up the planet 🙂


  15. January 31, 2019 at 8:03 am

    Chad and Brad live!!!!! I had them on my mind from the title of this post…


    • January 31, 2019 at 1:41 pm

      I did think about them as I wrote it!


  16. January 31, 2019 at 8:56 am

    Fun story, dude


  17. January 31, 2019 at 11:07 am

    They can both stay away from me. I wonder if the tent and car were blown away and over or they just weren’t sure, Dude. 😀 — Suzanne


    • January 31, 2019 at 1:42 pm

      Good point! There probably wasn’t a storm, either 🙂


  18. January 31, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    Ha ha – loved the voice in this.
    And I don’t give a fig whether it’s accurate – never even heard of peyote – and so what if you’ve called a tepee a tent? It’s called ‘fiction’, dude. 🙂

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos


    • January 31, 2019 at 8:41 pm

      A tepee isn’t a tent and doesn’t behave like a tent and also, it has special properties for Native Americans who DEFINITELY know it isn’t a tent. The cone it forms and the way it’s held together makes it astonishingly strong and very, very hard to blow over. Basically, they don’t blow over.

      They can rot from age and too much rain, though that takes years and doesn’t happen in a hurry. They can be occupied by wild animals who render it unfriendly for humans. They can be pushed over if hit by a herd of buffalo — or burned. But a strong wind? Nah.

      And don’t knock it till you’ve tried one.

      There are TONS of tents in this world. You can buy them at Walmart or LL Bean or any sports store. But tepees and yurts are NOT tents. They are homes. People live in them.

      As for whether or not there was a storm — if they were SMOKING peyote? Um … kind of hard to know since smoking it doesn’t really get the job done.

      Tepees are special.


    • February 1, 2019 at 4:15 pm

      I’m glad you liked it! And funnily enough my story featured a tent, not a teepee and also added two people not in the picture 🙂


  19. January 31, 2019 at 4:54 pm

    I want to know which airline he flies for. =) Hilarious dialogue!!


  20. January 31, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    Turn on, tune in, drop out, dudes! Loved the story, Ali!


    • February 1, 2019 at 4:16 pm

      Thanks, I’m glad you enjoyed it 🙂


  21. January 31, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    HAHAHAHA! Not getting on a plane or having brain surgery any time soon! 😀


    • February 1, 2019 at 4:17 pm

      Wise decision, give them time to regain their faculties 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  22. February 1, 2019 at 1:01 am

    Fun take!


  23. February 1, 2019 at 3:40 am

    Dude! I hope they get extra time off to sober up.


  24. Abhijit Ray
    February 1, 2019 at 4:54 am

    Brain surgeon and airline pilot smoking pot in the middle of a desert storm! Nice imagination.


  25. February 1, 2019 at 9:36 am

    Thanks for the laugh, Dude😹 Pawkisses for a Happy Weekend 🐾😽💞


  26. February 1, 2019 at 9:57 am

    I think I’ve flown with that pilot, though hopefully I’ll never need the services of the other dude.


    • February 1, 2019 at 4:21 pm

      Ha, I think we all feel that way!


  27. February 1, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    Absolutely hilarious! Love it

    .Click to read my FriFic tale!


  28. February 1, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    You got the mood of the Dudes just right. I’ve heard of Pilots being very drunk – hope I’m never on their plane……


    • February 2, 2019 at 7:22 am

      Me too! These guys need a rethink of their life choices. Or careers!


  29. February 1, 2019 at 5:33 pm

    So funny! And makes me hope neither “Dude” had anything to do with my brain or my travel!


    • February 2, 2019 at 7:24 am

      I’m sure they’re consummate professionals whilst on the job 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  30. February 1, 2019 at 8:51 pm

    Wow Dude, what a rush! Far out and outta sight. That was some good shit. 😀

    Like shalom…peace out,



    • February 2, 2019 at 7:25 am

      Hee, thanks 🙂 Peace out yourself, dude!


  31. February 2, 2019 at 8:03 pm

    Haha! Love the “all natural, has to be good for you”-part 😀 The more the better, even 😉


    • February 3, 2019 at 7:13 am

      Everyone knows natural stuff is guaranteed to be full of nutrition and whatnot 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  32. gahlearner
    February 2, 2019 at 10:21 pm

    This had me laughing out loud. As if it wasn’t funny enough, you tell us their professions. Dude!


  33. February 3, 2019 at 6:06 am

    Dude this made me cry laugh. Kudos. What a tale dude!


  34. February 3, 2019 at 9:26 pm

    So THAT’S what living in the present is all about! Far out, dude. 😁


  35. February 4, 2019 at 5:31 pm

    Oh my … hope they’re on vacation for a long time.
    Funny except if you’re flying or getting brain surgery. 😃
    Isadora 😎


    • February 5, 2019 at 7:31 am

      I’m sure it will be a while before they remember what they’re supposed to be doing, who they are etc and make it back to work 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  36. February 5, 2019 at 10:14 pm

    Natural? Gotta be good for you then.,,,that line cracked me up!


  37. February 10, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    Priceless. Just please don’t write a sequel, dude – I don’t want to know what airline that dude works for. I am going on holidays soon, and want to know as less as possible.


  38. February 14, 2019 at 6:26 pm

    very amusing, Dude


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