Delivery Man 2 – The Sequel

Friday Fictioneers is hosted by the wonderful Rochelle, the undisputed master of what I call Sound Bite Fiction.
She sets the weekly challenge, the standard, and the prompt photo.
The idea, as always, is to write a story of around 100 words based on the picture below, which this week is supplied by
the lady herself.

© Rochelle Wisoff-Fields


Click here to hear the author read his words:

Delivery Man 2 – The Sequel

Idiot! Moron! Cretin!
The boss is giving it laldy.

Y’see, I was supposed to off this dude.
But I’m there at his gate,
finger on trigger, and this wee smiley man comes out, hands me a bowl of ice cream, all different flavours.
It’s hot
today, son, he says, wife makes this for the grand-kids.
I couldn’t kill him,
could I?

The boss rants on.
Let me draw you a picture, he says, make sure you understand. You shoot him or I shoot you.
No, I think, I’ve got a better idea.
I still have his gun in my pocket.

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59 Responses to Delivery Man 2 – The Sequel

  1. Fate is an impulsive reflex.💦🐋

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  2. Cretin – haven’t heard that one in awhile. LOVE the ending! Good one.
    Ronda

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  3. Gabriella says:

    He seems to have had his priorities right. Thanks for the new word too!

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  4. That’s certainly a better idea but isn’t he killing the golden goose? Where’s he going to get work now?

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  5. draliman says:

    Bye bye boss! I had to look up “laldy” – cool word!

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  6. The boss should’a offered him ice cream …

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  7. James McEwan says:

    Yep, those ice-cream wars where more deadly than the Cold War.

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  8. laldy, nice word, I too had to google it! Good stuff

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  9. Looks like kindness does pay. Just think if he hadn’t handed out that bowl of ice cream.

    I’d say good riddance to that boss.

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  10. Liz Young says:

    Well done that man – made his own mind up.

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  11. I had to Google laldy, it has a nice ring to it. I love this employee who is clearly in the wrong business. 🙂 Nice fun take CE 🙂

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  12. The narration has a strong sense of character and the simple act of giving a bowl of ice cream saving a life was great. The last line is great as well.

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  13. Bill says:

    Good one, CE. It is the foolish boss who insults an armed murderer.

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  14. Oh, this is a great way to turn around last week’s story, and no, you can’t shoot a wee smiley man bearing ice cream. This made me smile. (Even though someone did meet a bad end. Ah, well.)

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  15. Dale says:

    Once you accept the ice cream, you just can’t shoot him…

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  16. pennygadd51 says:

    Lovely story, CE. You have me smiling!

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  17. granonine says:

    Perfect ending 🙂 Great sequel, CE.

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  18. Great sequel, CE. Love the voice.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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  19. Yay! Just kind I’ve s always said. MORE ICE CREAM! Please 😉

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  20. I’m stocking up on raspberry ripple and chocolate chip just in case!

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  21. wmqcolby says:

    YES! LOVED it. Hit like a brick.

    OK, just for that, sir, you get five out of five laldys (whatever those are) and the first award from me for the week. Feel privileged. 😉

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  22. Tannille says:

    Everything is easier with icecream. I enjoyed the gritty story.

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  23. Iain Kelly says:

    Ice cream trumps bullets – perhaps if he’d saved some for his boss there would be more understanding.

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  24. Anita says:

    I’d have been busy eating the ice-cream!
    Maybe shoot some pics with the person who gives me ice-cream 🙂

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  25. Sandra says:

    Great take. Not along the lines I was expecting at all.

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  26. Dear CE,

    You just don’t shoot the man who gives you ice cream. Good one. And I learned a new bit of slang. Bonus.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  27. Reena Saxena says:

    Wonderful! I thought of the same thing 🙂

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  28. A nice bit of lateral thinking. There are always more options than we see at first

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