Copyright: Sandra Crook

Copyright: Sandra Crook

Marcie’s glare said it all. How many times had she brought the party only to discover Jade with some friend of a friend lookin’ for a free ride? Who was this guy anyway, callin’ her the Grinch who stole Christmas!

“Sticks and stones and all that jazz. Come on, he didn’t mean anything by it. Here, have a smoke.”

Marcie snatched the blunt from Jade.

“How’d you two find this place?”

“Marcie and me, we’re some kinda explorers, like Lewis and Columbus.”

“You mean Lewis and Clark.”

“No, I mean like the guys who discovered Ohio.”

“Dude, that was Columbo.”


Thanks to world traveler, Sandra Crook and purple rainmaker, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for this week’s prompt. Have yourselves a merry little Thursday, everybody & check out more Friday Fictioneers here.



Hang on dude, the semester is almost over.

35 thoughts on “A Bridge To Nowhere. Fast.

  1. Amy Reese says:

    Ha ha. This is great, Honie. They got a bit mixed up, but at least they meant what they said. That’s gotta count for something, right? 🙂

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      It does indeed, Amy. If we’re gonna be wrong, we should at least try to be good at it. 😉

  2. Love this one, Honie. The dialogue is so spot on and fun. The sticks and stones reference is a great tie in to the prompt, without banging us over the head with it. Wonderful!

  3. Sandra says:

    🙂 I think you’re demob happy. Great story!

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      Demob, I had to look that up. Never heard it before. Thanks, Sandra.

  4. I am fairly certain I went to school with them back in the 60’s. In fact I know I did, I think they hung out under the trestle.

    Nice one.

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      Yep, under the trestle, that’s where you’ll find ’em. 🙂

  5. Dear Stephonie,

    No doubt Norm Crosby was at that party, too. 😉 I’ll admit I got a little lost in the hilarious dialogue as to who was saying what…but I guess they were too stoned to care so why should I? I’m sure I’ve met these people…come to think of it they were our next door neighbors in our first apartment a hundred years ago.

    Thanks for giggles



    1. Honie Briggs says:

      Dearest Rainmaker,
      I think I confused myself a bit too.
      Yours Truly,
      The Giggle Giver

  6. dmmacilroy says:

    Dear Honie,

    This was a hoot. Then, when I was laughing too hard, I read your ‘no tiaras or live chickens’ notice and lost it. Thanks for the laughter.



    1. Honie Briggs says:

      Dear Dude,
      There are those who’d boost a blog post for a nice tiara, and don’t get me started on the bootleg chicken underground, the BCU, as it’s called in certain spam circles. Many’s the comment that has been intercepted by akismet uncovering plots to perpetrate such dastardly deeds.
      Friend of a Friend,

  7. wildbilbo says:

    I hear silly conversations like this on the bus many, oh far too many days… I struggle not to step in and correct people (or try to smack some sense into them).

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      I struggle with that too.

  8. I think I’ve heard these same guys under another bridge! Thanks for the smile.

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      Hanging out under bridges, one’s bound to hear some odd conversations. 😉

  9. Sad as it is I believe I over heard this as well! lol

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      Under a bridge? 😃

  10. Helen Ross says:

    Hi Honie. I enjoyed this piece. Love the ending, also particularly being a Columbo fan.

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      I wondered if anyone would remember Columbo.

  11. Jan Brown says:

    The dude who discovered Ohio? I must have missed that day in history class!

    Very funny story–good job!

  12. Ha.. yes that was most excellent.. wonder if there was any weed somewhere…

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      Well, certainly the friend of a friend didn’t bring any. Mooching slacker! 😉

  13. Ha! This is hilarious, and I had almost forgotten how much I loved Columbo! Thanks for the smile!

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      My pleasure. Smiles are the house special.

  14. Carrie Rubin says:

    Ha, so I have Detective Colombo to thank for my state of residence. I should’ve known it. He was always a bright guy.

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      Master of the whodunit. 😉 This conversation sounds very similar to one I heard at the library recently. I have to restrain myself when I hear people talking like they know what they’re talking about.

      1. Carrie Rubin says:

        You? Having to restrain yourself? I don’t believe it for a minute. 😉

        1. Honie Briggs says:

          I’ve gotten much better about it in public places.

  15. Oh, snort. This is soooo good. Well done

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      disclaimer: drug addiction is no laughing matter. stupidity, on the other hand, is freakin’ hilarious! Thanks for stopping by.

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