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.💦🐋


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


  3. Gabriella says:

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


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


  5. draliman says:

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


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


  7. James McEwan says:

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


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


  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.


  10. Liz Young says:

    Well done that man – made his own mind up.


  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 🙂


  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.


  13. Bill says:

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


  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!


  17. granonine says:

    Perfect ending 🙂 Great sequel, CE.


  18. Great sequel, CE. Love the voice.

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


  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. 😉


  22. Tannille says:

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


  23. Iain Kelly says:

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


  24. Anita says:

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


  25. Sandra says:

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


  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.




  27. Reena Saxena says:

    Wonderful! I thought of the same thing 🙂


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


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