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FF – Worth Another Look

Here is my sort-of story for Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle. The photo was contributed by Jean L Hays – way back in 2013!

Yes, it’s summer rerun time. This photo’s from December, as I found out as I started my search in January 2013…


Copyright Jean L. Hays


“Hey, dude. We get a freebie this week.”

“What’s that then?”

“It’s summer rerun time. We can use our story from seven years ago.”

“Isn’t that, like, cheating?”

“Of course not! The very idea.”

“But that story was from ages ago. From ‘The Before Time’.”

“The what?”

“’Before.’ Before we wrote the good stuff.”

“The good stuff? High quality weed?”

“No. You know. Our trademark blend of humour, sensitivity and horrific dismemberments.”

“Oh, yeah. Let’s have a read, then. Hey! This could work! It’s mildly horrific.”

“It is! Let’s go for it.”

Read it here – Dry Clean Only.


  1. July 29, 2020 at 6:52 pm

    Two for the price of one! Both hilarious! 😀

    Liked by 1 person

    • July 29, 2020 at 6:54 pm

      Yes, I snuck in a double this week 🙂 I’m glad you liked them both!

      Liked by 2 people

  2. Mer O'Leary
    July 29, 2020 at 7:12 pm

    Ah, memories.
    I enjoy the good stuff on occasion…my dealer is Fuzziwig.

    Liked by 1 person

    • July 29, 2020 at 7:22 pm

      The moment I wrote that I knew I had to make a weed reference or ES would be after me!

      Liked by 3 people

      • Mer O'Leary
        July 29, 2020 at 7:23 pm

        Ha, that’s the truth! And you knew that I’d have to comment as well. 🙂


  3. July 29, 2020 at 7:20 pm

    You haven’t changed, have you? 😂


    • July 29, 2020 at 7:22 pm

      No! I was quite surprised when I finally tracked down the old story and read it 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  4. July 29, 2020 at 7:54 pm

    Always up for the good stuff


  5. July 29, 2020 at 8:45 pm

    This is a funny take on the prompt. Well-done!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. July 29, 2020 at 9:00 pm

    darn, has it been that long? some things get better with age. 🙂


  7. July 29, 2020 at 9:35 pm

    Well your prosthetic hand seems to be working well!


  8. July 30, 2020 at 4:00 am

    Don’t bogart that joint, my friend….


  9. July 30, 2020 at 4:02 am

    forgot the quotes: “Don’t bogart that joint, my friend….”


  10. July 30, 2020 at 7:26 am

    And I thought I was the only one that conversed with the muse. 😀


  11. July 30, 2020 at 10:05 am

    A twofer this week. Well done. If I could have understood the one I did seven years ago, I might have done the same myself. 🙂


    • July 30, 2020 at 3:11 pm

      Yes, a clever single yet double-dip 🙂


  12. July 30, 2020 at 10:40 am

    This the first time I am seeing ‘sensitivity and horrific dismemberments’ in one sentence 🙂


  13. July 30, 2020 at 10:45 am

    I think some of that good stuff might help ease the pain of that severed arm…. although I’d think after 7 years now, he’d quit whining about it.


    • July 30, 2020 at 3:22 pm

      It’s like he just can’t let it go (with his other arm).


  14. July 30, 2020 at 11:03 am

    I’m still not ‘old’ enough to have the luxury of reruns! I do have both arms though.


  15. July 30, 2020 at 11:17 am

    Indeed. I’m on vacation myself, and running out of prefabricated drawings. Some recycling might be necessary soon. Or not, we’ll see.


    • July 30, 2020 at 3:28 pm

      Always useful to have a little supply put by.


  16. July 30, 2020 at 11:36 am

    A double dose of humour, brilliant!


  17. July 30, 2020 at 6:34 pm

    Looks like double fun😸Pawkisses for a Happy Thursday🐾😽💞

    Liked by 1 person

  18. July 30, 2020 at 8:16 pm

    Ha ha – great read!

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos


  19. July 30, 2020 at 10:14 pm

    Dear Ali,

    Cagey way to share a twofer. Enjoyed it then…enjoyed it now. Well done with this one as well.




    • July 31, 2020 at 2:02 pm

      Dear Rochelle,
      Pretty sneaky, huh? 🙂 I’m glad you liked them both!

      Liked by 1 person

  20. July 30, 2020 at 10:57 pm

    Funny story. Works for me. Well crafted two-fers. 🙂


  21. July 31, 2020 at 1:42 pm

    Sensitivity and horrific dismemberments made Jaws a huge hit. I liked the old story and the dude in this one.

    But thank you for allowing me to correct my mistake, I thought it happened 5 years ago (now corrected).

    Liked by 1 person

    • July 31, 2020 at 2:06 pm

      Yes, it’s a great combination! I’m glad you liked it.


  22. August 2, 2020 at 2:49 am

    Hello 4th wall. Too funny. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  23. August 2, 2020 at 4:35 pm

    Clever way to resurrect an old story. I love meta-humor.

    Liked by 1 person

    • August 2, 2020 at 5:10 pm

      I like that – “meta-humour”. The perfect description”

      Liked by 2 people

  24. August 2, 2020 at 5:21 pm

    Still chuckling at “high quality weed”.


  25. August 3, 2020 at 3:54 pm

    I just finished reading “39 Years of Short-Term Memory” by Tom Davis about his years of partnering with Al Franken, stand-up and writing for SNL. Rat-infested apartments, borrowing rent money from their parents, but they always managed to have their pockets full of weed, coke and primo LSD. These guys sorta reminded me of them! 😀 Good job with characterization.

    Liked by 1 person

    • August 4, 2020 at 5:16 am

      No matter the circumstances, there always seems to be money for “the good stuff” 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  26. August 3, 2020 at 7:14 pm

    So then I went to read the first one, and then I had to go back and re-read this week’s journey into the ridiculous. Great fun 🙂


  27. Life's Meaning
    August 12, 2020 at 6:16 am



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