Thursday, November 3, 2016

Down Old Route 66 (FF)

© Jean L. Hays
FF-Friday Fictioneers
“How can I help you folks?” said kindly old Russell Gayer as he approached the young couple just stopping at his service station.

“Excuse me, sir” said the young man, “but is this really Route 66? That’s not what my map or GPS says.”

“Oh, yes, sir, it is Route 66!  Say, would you folks like some APCO gas?  I’ve also got APCO Oil, APCO Spark Plugs, APCO …”

“Oh, no, thank you, we just needed directions.”

The young couple continued down the road. When they were out of sight kindly old Russell Gayer planted his hands on his hips and laughed.

“Two more souls for my master Lord APCO, son of Satan! Been much easier to trap them since I removed the third 6 from the sign.”

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Sorry to introduce such a terrifying character in this story and I didn't mean to cause you nightmares, but that kindly old Russell Gayer is awfully scary when he's badgering you about buying APCO products.  I don't know about you, but  I came away with an APCO raincoat and APCO chocolate candy with raisins.

Well, let's all calm down by reading the tales based on the picture prompt above by the other Friday Fictioneers by clicking here.

Oh, no, here comes kindly old Russell Gayer again! Okay, okay, I'll take the APCO underwear!

24 comments:

Russell said...

Yes, here I am. Both kindly and OLD, but not near as old as the author of this tale.

Here's you APCO underwear, Perry. Made from the finest recycle rubber inner tubes. This will prevent those unsightly spots on your trousers.

Dale said...

OK boys... settle down, now!

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields said...

Dear Perry,

I'm embarrassed to say I laughed, particularly at the last line. You two are incorrigible. But if you weren't, what would the rest of us do for entertainment?

Shalom,

Rochelle

Perry Block said...

Why this underwear is terrific! Oh, no, it's extra small. My size is super duper small, get with the program. Oh, and about my immortal soul? No problem as long as Lord APCO keeps those chocolate candies with raisins flowing.

Perry Block said...

Yes, ma'am. Not going to argue with you, no never.

Perry Block said...

You're right. What do you say, Russell, should we start charging for this superstar entertainment?

Tracey Delaplain said...

You went easy on Russell today even though he made you into a "two bag night" sort of date. Satan seems kinder.
Tracey

plaridel said...

i wonder if it would make a difference if they bought something from him?

Perry Block said...

I dunno. I don't think making him an emissary of Satan is exactly going easy on him. And I'm lucky I'm not a three bagger.

Perry Block said...

All the difference on heaven and earth!

Russell said...

Me neither

Russell said...

Our humor is a bargain at any price.

Russell said...

Yes, I'd love to sell that corner lot with the beautiful view of the Mediterranean. It's located just outside Flagstaff, Arizona.

brudberg said...

Ha.. I love what you did here.. but I think it's barely balance, but I the route 666 sounds like the place where you can always sell more APCO products... (are there APCO maps BTW?)

Alicia said...

OOhhh! Leaving out the last 6 makes this story ... evil??? You and Russell keep me coming back.

Clare Hempstead said...

Clever take on the prompt. Well done!

Perry Block said...

You can have any APCO products you want, maps, dogs, pot holders. It's like the satanic version of Amazon!

Perry Block said...

And while you here, wanna buy some products from Lord APCO?

Perry Block said...

Thank you. BTW, there's Route 66 right here; drive on ahead.

Dawn said...

Hmmm..chocolate covered raisins..he would probably get me too!
Thanks for the warning Perry ;)

yarnspinnerr said...

Brilliant take.

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields said...

A gantza magilla!

P.S. Joshi said...

Hilarious, Perry. I would have never guessed kindly old Russell ran a store and gas station on the road to hell. You just never know. What are you doing there? Good writing. "D --- Suzanne

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