FFfAW — Stoned Embers

Embers“Pass me that doobie, dude,” Calvin said to his friend Dwight.

Dwight took a big hit from the joint and handed it to Calvin. After letting out his breath, he looked over at Calvin and said, “Whoa, this is some good shit, man.”

The two of them sat on a bench in front of the fire pit in Dwight’s backyard. Calvin took a toke.

Both sat silently for a while. Dwight finally broke the silence. “Mesmerizing,” he said.

“It’s the universe and it’s speaking to me,” said Calvin, staring at the glowing, reddish embers at the bottom of the fire pit.

“It’s like you’re standing on top of a mountain looking down at a city in flames,” Dwight said.

“It’s like you’re God, looking at the world you just created,” marveled Calvin.

“More like Godzilla after destroying Tokyo,” Dwight said.

“Don’t mess with Godzilla, dude,” Calvin said. He took another hit off the joint before handing it back to Dwight, who did the same.

The two of them sat silently staring into the fire pit.

(175 words)

Written for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers from Priceless Joy. Image credit: Enisa.


25 thoughts on “FFfAW — Stoned Embers

  1. newepicauthor March 13, 2018 / 8:21 am

    Smoking weed speeds up the time that it takes for information to be transmitted from your retina to your brain and this might explain why some marijuana users experience altered vision.

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    • Fandango March 13, 2018 / 8:24 am

      I don’t know, Jim. Seems to me that weed slows things down considerably. Well, for me, anyway.

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      • newepicauthor March 13, 2018 / 8:27 am

        It was an isolated study that only included 52 people and I guess statistics can say what ever the study wants them to say.

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  2. Sight11 March 13, 2018 / 9:17 am

    You sure love Stoned dudes. Is it because you yourself are one. Huh! Sensei?

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  3. michael1148humphris March 13, 2018 / 10:34 am

    Sounds like they are having a good time. For now at least. Great story telling.

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    • Fandango March 13, 2018 / 11:38 am

      Thanks. They do seem to be quite taken with the embers.


  4. Joy Pixley March 13, 2018 / 11:28 am

    I’ve spent many an evening staring into the fire and contemplating deep thoughts, so I can relate to how mesmerizing flames and embers can be. Presumably even more so in their condition. 🙂 Great scene setting!

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    • Fandango March 13, 2018 / 11:41 am

      Thanks, Joy. I’ve been there, done that…in their “condition,” too.

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  5. anuragbakhshi March 13, 2018 / 9:28 pm

    Ha ha ha, perfect recreation of what could be happening in so many places in the world right now 🙂

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  6. Anagha Yatin March 14, 2018 / 7:15 am

    So much can happen over a camp fire, weed and between two friends…Story kept me anchored till end. Great story telling!

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