Mellow Out

Calvin got a look of consternation on his face. “Why don’t you just do what I tell you to do? Why are you always so goddam negative about everything.”

“I’m not being negative,” Marcia said. “I’m just asking why you are so upset about the brand of rolling papers I got. What difference does it make?”

“What difference does it make?” Calvin said. “It makes a huge difference, Marcia. Zig-Zag papers are far superior to those generic papers you got. They’re stronger than that cheap shit and they burn more slowly and uniformly. Do you want to engulf your fingers in flames when using those POS rolling papers you bought?”

“Fine,” Marcia said, “I’ll head back to the head shop and get your freakin’ Zig-Zag papers.”

“Don’t bother,” Calvin said. “I will text your brother and arrange for him to pick up the Zig-Zag papers on his way here. Just next time don’t cut corners.”

“And to think that you’ve always said that smoking grass is suppose to make you mellow, Gramps,” Marcia said.

Written for these daily prompts: My Vivid Blog (consternation), The Daily Spur (negative), E.M.’s Random Word Prompt (zigzag), Your Daily Word Prompt (engulf), and Fandango’s One Word Challenge (arrange).

14 thoughts on “Mellow Out

    • Fandango October 18, 2022 / 6:35 pm

      Thanks, Carol Anne


  1. Lou Carreras October 18, 2022 / 6:15 pm

    My friends almost never let me roll. I was awful at it, and anything that I rolled fell apart.

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    • Fandango October 18, 2022 / 7:30 pm

      That’s funny. I really did prefer Zig-Zag to other papers.

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      • bushboy October 18, 2022 / 10:07 pm

        The ones favoured in Australia are called Tally-Ho. I once had some rollie papers that were extra long and had the US flag on them. Quite handy if there was a big group to pass around with

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  2. Gr8BigFun October 18, 2022 / 9:33 pm

    Looks like Gramps has been without his rolling papers for too long!!!
    Typo alert: I think you meant brother and not bother in the second last paragraph.

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  3. Gr8BigFun October 18, 2022 / 9:39 pm

    Oops I forgot, the story reminded me of this MADD advertisement…

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    • Fandango October 18, 2022 / 10:19 pm

      There is a slight resemblance, isn’t there. Fortunately, my rolling papers never chastised me for being too high.


  4. Nope, Not Pam October 19, 2022 / 3:10 am


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