Flash Fiction #244

PHOTO PROMPT © Na’ama Yehuda

WHERE THERE’S SMOKE

Why can’t we stay up till midnight on New Year’s Eve??  What are they doing?

I don’t know.  Lift me up so that I can see over the counter…. Nuthin’ much, just drinkin’ cola outta glasses, talkin’ and smokin’.

Uncle Bob doesn’t buy his cigarettes at a store.  I think he picks his own tobacco in the woods – he calls it skunk-weed.  What’re they talkin’ about?

Nuthin’ really.  It doesn’t make sense to me, but it must be funny, ‘cause they’re all laughin’ a lot.

I’m gonna have chips and dip and Cheezies for New Year’s when I’m an adult.

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Some adults never grow up.  As Rochelle’s site says, ‘Growing old is inevitable.  Growing up is optional.’  At least these kids were supposed to be in bed, but little mice have big noses.  Celebrate New Year’s any way you want, but stay safe.  Let’s do this again next year.  😀

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If you’d like to have some fun – in a non-smoking household – go to Rochelle’s Addicted to Purple site and use her Wednesday photo as a prompt to write a complete 100 word story.

30 thoughts on “Flash Fiction #244

  1. 1jaded1 says:

    Happy New Year, Archon. I was asleep by midnight and up by 309 AM.

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  2. granonine says:

    Great dialogue, describing an adult party through the eyes of children 🙂

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    • Archon's Den says:

      Not for New Year’s, but I observed a party like this. As the responsible adult babysitter, I kept an intelligent 10-year-old boy entertained, and watched his parents from the kitchen. The next day the mother (tried to) justify smoking marijuana by telling me that it released their creativity, and they were discussing inspirations for various writing assignments. That’s not what we heard in the kitchen. 😯

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      • granonine says:

        I have no personal experience with marijauna, but we ran a small mom/pop motel for three years. I hated it when I opened the door of a room that needed to be cleaned and smelled the distinctive odor. Why did I hate it? Because there was always an awful, incredible MESS to deal with, including heaps of ashes and butts, wine and/or beer all over the place, messes on the carpets, vomit on the bathroom floor (just missed the toilet) and worse. If that’s having creativity released, No thanks.

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  3. James McEwan says:

    Wishing you a happy and wonderful New Year 2021.

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  4. Happy New Year, GOD! ◟(◔ั₀◔ั )◞ ༘2021

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  5. Jim Wheeler says:

    You’ve got to accentuate the positive
    Eliminate the negative
    Latch on to the affirmative
    Don’t mess with Mister In-Between
    You’ve got to spread joy up to the maximum
    Bring gloom down to the minimum
    Have faith or pandemonium
    Liable to walk upon the scene
    To illustrate his last remark
    Jonah in the whale, Noah in the ark
    What did they do
    Just when everything looked so dark
    Man, they said we better, accentuate the positive
    Eliminate the negative
    Latch on to the affirmative
    Don’t mess with Mister In-Between
    No, do not mess with Mister In-Between

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    • Archon's Den says:

      That used to be a nice song, with a pleasant sentiment, until America became a Red State/Blue State, polarized country. Still, we can hope. It seems like Biden may be able to knock a few of the rougher corners off. 😀

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  6. Dear Archon,

    The “magic” of greeting the new year at midnight died a long time ago. It’s going to get here whether I’m awake or not. So I choose not. 😉 Happy New Year to you.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  7. ahtdoucette says:

    Chip and Dip and Cheezies sounds grand!!

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  8. liz young says:

    My kids used to wait until we and our dinner guests were merry before coming downstairs, all sweet in pyjamas, to beg a little of the pudding they’d seen me preparing earlier.

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  9. Dale says:

    Love the eyes of children view of what is definitely a boring party to them…
    Happy New Year!

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  10. msjadeli says:

    Such a fun story. I’m glad people are gathering and having a fun time, if only in fiction 🙂

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  11. Happy New Year, Archon. I set my alarm for 11:30 p.m. but woke up at 4:30 a.m. and missed the festivities this year. Oh well, these days I can just watch the Youtube videos.

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    • Archon's Den says:

      Happy belated New Year to you. It’s just an arbitrary point in time. Actually, multiple points of time – there’d been about 16 “New Years” by the time it got to us. You didn’t miss anything. The world rolls on whether we’re conscious or not. 😳

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  12. Those parties really weren’t around until I was one of the adults, but I enjoyed looking back from the children’s point of view. Nice job.

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    • Archon's Den says:

      Thanx for the visit. It’s often interesting to look at something through someone else’s perspective. 🙂
      A hole has been found in the fence around the nudist camp…. Police are looking into it. 😉 😆

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