Friday Fictioneers for July 1st 2022

To kick off the lyrical month of July in the year twenty twenty-two, Mistress Rochelle stayed close to home again by drafting from hubby and sending us a photo of a 1960 International Harvester pickup truck, credit to her musical goy-boy-toy, Jan Wayne Fields.

Some folks name their cars and trucks, even the ones used to earn some extra college moolah in the mid-1960s.

Click on the flower truck for a ride to Rochelle’s page to see the root cause of Friday Fictioneers. (PHOTO PROMPT © Jan Wayne Fields)

Genre: Flowerchild Fiction
Title: Poppy Redux
Word Count: 100


I paid little attention to my surroundings as I picked out flowers.

I heard, “Hey asshole. Long time, no see. How’s it hangin’?”

“Poppy?” I looked closer at the pickup.

“Holy shit. You must be over fifty.”

“Sixty-two. I’m haulin’ flowers now. No more runnin’ grass like with you guys back when.”

I said, “Sorry, man.”

“No worries, Bill. I’m the new chick magnet.”

The flower farm guy walked up.

“Hey man, how much you want for this rust-bucket, farm boy, pick ‘em up?”

“She ain’t for sale.”

I smiled, “He. Poppy is he or him. Now, what’s it gunna take?”


Look both ways when you hear familiar voices.
Mind the gaps, but buy it, build it, make it, or take it.
Whatever gets your ride to roll.

Click on brother Bert’s smile to be picked up and driven to other wonderful 100-word (or fewer) stories.

25 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers for July 1st 2022

  1. I always look forward to your interpretations of these photos. This one did not disappoint even a little bit!
    Love that Poppy is a he 😉 And he might have to offer way more than he’s worth to lay claim to the good ole days!

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    1. Thanks Dale. It took all day for that muse to show up. 🙂 It helped that I found the 62-year-old truck on-line and its name was Poppy.
      I can see it now, “Poppy’s road trip to Woodstock.” LOL 🙂

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  2. Dear Bill,

    Speaking of taking time to show up. It’s Sunday and here I am. Late as usual , King Friday. 😉 Love the story and the haiku at the end. Goy Boy Toy? Love it. I also refer to him as the Goy Wonder. 😀 Like Dale, I look forward to your interpretations of the prompts. They’ve yet to disappoint.



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    1. Thanks, Rochelle.

      I usually finish up FF squares on Tuesdays. I’ve a busy week coming up, so I hope I can keep up.

      I googled the truck and discovered the name really is a 63 y/o named Poppy. It was easy after that. 🙂




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