Jalapeno Poppers – Mondays Finish the Story

Photo by: Barbara W. Beacham

Jalapeno Poppers

The only residents remaining in the small town of Miners Hill are spirits. Unfortunately, some learned about this the hard way.

Thad and Gina stopped into the diner at Vernonville. The 50-something waitress, Chrystal, called cheerily, “What’ll ya’ll have?”

“Something mild,” said Gina. She patted Thad’s belly. “He ate something bad in Miners Hill.”

Chrystal cringed. “Sugar. There ain’t nuthin’ but ghosts in Miners Hill.”

“Yeah sure,” scoffed Thad. “There’s lots of folks there. They had a Jalapeno Festival and everything.”

“Hun,” said Chrystal. “Them was Spirits. Whole town was destroyed by lightning 50 years back during their jalapeno festival.”


“You didn’t eat their damned Jalapeno Poppers, did’ya?”


“Cuz Spirit Jalapenos are a thousand time worse than regular ones.” She pointed to the seat beside Gina. A jagged hole shredded the seat and burn marks scarred the metal. In places, the steel had melted.

“What happened there?” said Gina.

Chrystal shrugged. “Last guy to eat Miners Hill Jalapeno Poppers sat there.”
Each week on Monday, Photographer Barbara W. Beacham offers up an original photo as a writing prompt for flash fiction. She provides an opening sentence to start it off. This week, the opening sentence is, “The only residents remaining in the small town of Miners Hill are spirits.” It’s up to us to run with it from there. Look here to see what other folks wrote: https://mondaysfinishthestory.wordpress.com/2015/05/25/mondays-finish-the-story-may-25th-2015/

About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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32 Responses to Jalapeno Poppers – Mondays Finish the Story

  1. babso2you says:

    What a hoot! I will stay away from the Miners Hill Jalapeno festival for sure! Another good chuckle oh WordMaster! 🙂 Thanks for the entertaining story, and see you next week…Would you care to choose a topic? You can email me… Be well! ^..^

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  2. Haha! Wow, what an imagination you have! I love it. LOL! He must have been shooting out some real stinkers. Haha!!

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  3. Colline says:

    Love the twist!

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  4. Loved it entertaining as always good sir…..great description of the chair….

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  5. tnkerr says:

    Hope he had ice cream for dessert!

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  6. Ha! Hold the peppers, hold the lettuce – special orders will upset us!

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  7. phylor says:

    I shall never look up the jalapeños growing in my container garden quite the same way. Will they draw spirits to my garden? Hope they mix well with the ghosts all ready in residence.

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    • EagleAye says:

      Oh you’re fine, if “you” grew them. If a ghost planted the seeds and grew them, then you’re in trouble. So if ghosts visit, and then you see jalapenos where you never planted them…give some to your enemy. 😉


  8. draliman says:

    Cool! I like me some good hot peppers, and those sound like real hum-dingers 🙂
    Fun story!

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  9. Shivangi says:

    Haha…couldn’t stop laughing. Entertaining to the hilt!

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  10. ansumani says:

    LOL! Loved the accent of the waitress…(I could hear her whispering like a spirit) 🙂

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  11. afairymind says:

    I think Thad is in for an unpleasant evening – as is anyone unfortunate enough to be in the same room as him! Great take on the prompt. 🙂

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    • EagleAye says:

      Oh yes, he will. Luckily, Chrystal supplied him with a gas mask. He’ll probably need to be strapped to his seat too, to avoid his launching into orbit. Glad you had fun with this one. Thanks so much! 🙂

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  12. Dave says:

    Ew. And grin. And Ew.

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  13. Very funny, I enjoyed reading this.

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  14. Oops! Poor guy….. he’s likely learned his lesson! Wonderful, witty, story!!!!

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  15. Shey says:

    hahaha. Now that burns!

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