Green Crack



The kid, Tommy, never smoked before, “What do you think I should try?”

The guy at the coffee shop was being a dick and said, “here,” giving him the most potent strain of sativa he had in stock, a variety labeled green crack.

Tommy smoked the shit out of that herb.

He had an Armenian guy roll him up a fat joint with the whole gram tucked inside. He sat in the back coughing and hitting it until it burned up into the filter and he was just smoking cardboard.

It didn’t take long before he had to do something. Did not matter what he just needed to be busy. The first thing he did was try and clean the coffee shop, but the guy behind the counter took offense and kicked him out.

Tommy walked the red light district until he saw an opportunity he couldn’t pass up.

It felt so right.

So he jumped in to start helping a crew dredge a canal. The mud was cold and slimy. He sunk in up to his knees. He was wearing shorts so that did not matter much. On the first couple steps he lost his sandals. Barefoot felt better anyway.

He then tried to take the shovel from the guy next to him, “just want to help bro,” and woke up in the hospital with a broken jaw, covered in mud and a decision never to smoke again.


Author: Bryan Aiello

I call NYC home and wish the subway went everywhere and Times Square didn't suck. I saw John Turturro once. Maybe it was him. He was wearing a yellow shirt and smiled at me like he knew I knew. I am an Army vet who writes. I like characters who want more then they deserve. I like genre fiction. I love space. I love paladins. One day I might write a paladin in space story. Just you wait. The university of South Florida spit me out with a degree in creative writing and I find myself questioning the sanity of going to a school that advertises a fake beach on its brochure ever since. I intuit grammar. I Got married in 2012 We had twins in 2015. I do a lot of cooking and dog walking and ranting about the unfairness of sentience. You can follow me on Twitter: @bryaiello Wattpad: My Subreddit: My Reddit profile: Like my work? Become a patron at:

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