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FF – Lawyers Tales – Death in the Company

Here is my little story for Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle. This week’s photo was contributed by Ted Strutz.

Copyright Ted Strutz

“Mail call!”

“Great. Let’s see… contracts for the BlimCo merger, transcripts from the Murphy hearing, cremated remains, documents for signing…”

“Wait, what?”

“Murphy hearing.”

“No, the other thing.”

“Cremated remains?”


“That’ll be Barry. Remember? He refused to move an inch on the Scarlioni property deal so they shot him.”

“Oh yeah.”

“Comes at a good time, actually.”

“How so?”

“It’s started snowing outside. We need something to grit the path.”

“You can’t do that!”

“It’ll be the most useful he’s been since joining the company.”

“True. Go on, then.”

Scatter scatter clink

“Huh. They left the bullet in.”


  1. February 17, 2021 at 8:20 pm

    Shoulda seived it first


    • February 18, 2021 at 8:12 am

      Yep, That’s gonna puncture someone’s tyre…


  2. February 17, 2021 at 8:40 pm



  3. February 17, 2021 at 8:48 pm

    Very practical, our heroes. Shouldn’t think they’ll even keep the bullet “in memoriam.”


    • February 18, 2021 at 8:14 am

      No, they’ll find some use for it, I’m sure.


  4. February 17, 2021 at 9:51 pm

    I’m always in favour of recycling! 😀


  5. February 17, 2021 at 11:02 pm

    what a send off! just wondering if he’d be pleased, though. 🙂


    • February 18, 2021 at 8:16 am

      Probably. I get the feeling they’re all like-minded at that company 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  6. February 17, 2021 at 11:13 pm

    Poor Barry. Knowing his luck, it’ll snow again the next day.


  7. Lyn
    February 18, 2021 at 7:36 am

    LOL very, very, good! Well done, D-man 😀


  8. February 18, 2021 at 8:29 am

    So when my car got stuck in the driveway yesterday, all I needed to do was murder a neighbor, have the body burned, and the ashes spread under the tires. Damn, why didn’t I think of that?

    Liked by 1 person

    • February 18, 2021 at 11:17 am

      Yeah, easy peasy. Think, young squirrel, think!


  9. February 18, 2021 at 9:09 am

    Poor Barry. There he went, bullet and all. Hilarious unless it happens to me. I reserved my place in the cemetery so they better deposit me there or I’ll come back and haunt them. —- Suzanne


    • February 18, 2021 at 11:18 am

      Possibly Barry had made no such arrangements 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

    • February 18, 2021 at 2:46 pm

      He no doubt didn’t expect to get shot right then and there but you never know. You should always be prepared for any eventuality. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  10. February 18, 2021 at 9:48 am

    I wonder if it’s reusable?


  11. February 18, 2021 at 1:12 pm

    Brilliant, Ali, I love this!


    • February 18, 2021 at 4:49 pm

      Thanks, I’m glad you enjoyed it!


  12. February 18, 2021 at 1:43 pm

    “The most useful thing since joining the company” … I felt I had worked with him? (Actually maybe, several of ‘him’?)

    Loved the leaving the bullet in to jar. Mementos are great to have!!!


    • February 18, 2021 at 4:50 pm

      I expect it will end up hanging on a necklace…


  13. February 18, 2021 at 2:49 pm

    Dear Ali,

    It seems that Barry has found a mission…in…um…death. Subtle and funny.




    • February 18, 2021 at 4:52 pm

      Dear Rochelle,
      Yes, finally he has found his niche!


  14. February 18, 2021 at 2:58 pm

    Gotta be useful for something!


    • February 18, 2021 at 4:54 pm

      Yes, though he found his use a bit late in life. In fact, when he was the late Barry…


  15. February 18, 2021 at 4:27 pm

    Absolutely brilliant Ali! At last, a fun take!

    My story!


    • February 18, 2021 at 4:57 pm

      I’m glad you liked it! With that photo, I could only think of either dark or a bit irreverent!

      Liked by 1 person

  16. February 18, 2021 at 5:33 pm

    Laughed outloud! Excellent story.


  17. February 18, 2021 at 5:42 pm

    Yikes. Kind of a cold-hearted bunch!


    • February 20, 2021 at 4:57 am

      The cut-throat world of corporate lawyers has turned them into sociopaths 😮


  18. February 18, 2021 at 9:59 pm

    Oh, that is just wrong in so many ways! Yuck! Wouldn’t be gritty enough I’d think… and would probably melt on contact, too, leaving a clinging mud that will never wash out. UGH!


  19. Mer O'Leary
    February 18, 2021 at 10:25 pm



  20. February 19, 2021 at 5:37 am

    You may say save the fish. We mers say save the people.💦


  21. February 19, 2021 at 8:54 pm

    Scatter scatter clink. That’s brilliant! Good tale-telling, Ali.


  22. February 20, 2021 at 11:20 am

    ahahaha… excellent dialogue!👍


    • February 21, 2021 at 5:43 am

      Thanks! Sorry I haven’t been by your blog recently, the email notifications stopped. I have entered my email address now 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      • February 21, 2021 at 10:16 am

        No problems:) I couldn’t post for a week or more, cuz I was sick, so… you didn’t miss anything:)))

        Liked by 2 people

  23. February 20, 2021 at 3:54 pm

    Honestly! Why not use the ashes for a good cause?

    Liked by 1 person

  24. February 20, 2021 at 8:01 pm

    Oh my goodness, you have quite the imagination. Great story!!


    • February 21, 2021 at 5:44 am

      I’m glad you enjoyed it 🙂


  25. February 21, 2021 at 3:07 pm

    Slightly more amused than horrified – but only because I know this isn’t a true story! That is so wrong! LOL.


    • February 21, 2021 at 5:46 pm

      No, it’s all made up. OR IS IT…?


  26. February 21, 2021 at 4:48 pm

    Big grin, Ali! Hilarious story. I loved that they left the bullet in!


  27. February 22, 2021 at 3:00 am

    Good to be of use!


  28. February 22, 2021 at 4:34 am

    Hmm scattering the ashes might be a hazard. 😀


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