PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll

The second it happens, ain’t no way we’re gettin’ outta there. Jeffery and me, we was friends since birth, so, once I committed to his plan, that was it. All we could hope was to give his brother the punishing he deserved before he killed us.

“Git down,” Jeffery whispered. “and wait for the signal, okay?”

“Okay,” I giggled back in anticipation.

I got ready. The gym door slammed against the wall.

“What the hell’s my locker doin’ open?”

Jeffery leaped to his feet and shouted, “Now!”

Who knew that a skunk in a backpack could be so much fun?



It’s Friday Fictioneer time again. Thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields and J. Hardy Carroll for the prompt. You can read their stories and more here.

32 thoughts on “The Bully’s Little Brother

  1. ahtdoucette says:

    No!!! But at the same time, yes! Too funny. 🙂

  2. Helen Ross says:

    A fun read, Honie. Made me smile. I was picturing it while reading. Yes glad also the little brother wasn’t following his big brothers footsteps.

    1. HonieBriggs says:

      Hi Helen! Thanks for reading.

  3. Swinged Cat says:

    That prank stinks.

    1. HonieBriggs says:

      Like rotten gym socks!

  4. acflory says:

    Laugh out loud funny. 🙂

      1. acflory says:

        ??? Are we talking metaphorical Orcs? Or real, ahem, digital ones? Either way, bravo!

        1. HonieBriggs says:

          Just metaphorical. 😉

          1. acflory says:

            Ah. Fair enough. Gotta get them orcs wherever you find them. 🙂

            1. HonieBriggs says:

              They seem to be everywhere I look.

              1. acflory says:

                Yes, like weeds, they’re never ending.

  5. Dora says:

    Now that’s what I call the perfect revenge!

    1. HonieBriggs says:

      Who knows what the bully did, but to be sure it must have stunk.

    1. HonieBriggs says:

      Thank you for stopping by to brighten up the place.

  6. msjadeli says:

    Paybacks with interest!

    1. HonieBriggs says:

      LOL. There is no telling what happened next. Doubtful it stopped the bully completely like it would on TV.

  7. bearmkwa says:

    CACKLE! That’s funny! Sounds like something I would have done, too.

    1. HonieBriggs says:

      Me too. But only once.

  8. granonine says:

    Oh, how I would love to have been brave enough to do something that PERFECT to my own personal bully 🙂

    1. HonieBriggs says:

      It has been said that living well is the best revenge. I wonder, though, if seeing your personal bully sprayed by a skunk isn’t the best of all.

  9. Dear StepHonie,

    So nice to know the bully’s little brother isn’t one himself. Love the way they helped Karma along despite the repercussions it might bring to them. Fun story. I’m also laughing as I envision Russell trying to stuff a cat into a boot. 😀



    1. HonieBriggs says:

      Thanks. The funny thing is, we can so see Russell trying to stuff a cat into a boot! 😆

  10. Ha! What a wonderful prank. I just wonder how they got the skunk in the backpack.
    My father in-law once told me the best way to vaccinate a cat was to stuff it face down in a rubber boot.
    Here’s my advice–don’t try it. It took me a couple of weeks to heal.

    1. HonieBriggs says:

      Not sure how to get a skunk into a backpack, but I bet you’d only do it once. HA!

  11. Sandra says:

    That’s going to have some lingering after-effect…

    1. HonieBriggs says:

      You bet it will, Sandra. For a lifetime. 🙂

  12. neilmacdon says:

    That made me smile

    1. HonieBriggs says:

      It took some coaxing. The prompt took time to work into a story. At first I thought, this is gonna stink. Then the skunk came on the scene. The rest just fell into place.

  13. Iain Kelly says:

    Oh, that’s a mean trick – good revenge, but mean! 🙂

    1. HonieBriggs says:

      It takes meanness sometimes to teach a bully a lesson.

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