Jam Tomorrow

 

Image copyright: JS Brand

The quayside hotel had operated as a landing point in the heroin trade for years. Boats of all sizes and shapes came and went, while landside convoys of four wheel drives ferried the stuff to the airstrip just outside town.

By chance, widows Edith and Lavender Seymour had booked a weekend break on the second floor with sea view, a mistake acknowledged by both the travel agent and Caitriona Santiago, an intern working on the hotel’s reception desk.

The widows showed the staff how to make marmalade and soon they dumped the drugs and set up a preserves business.

Serendipity.

 

Written in response to Rocky Wisoff-Fields’ weekly photo prompt found here: https://rochellewisoff.com/

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23 Responses to Jam Tomorrow

  1. granonine says:

    Appealing and happy story.

  2. I would love for this to be true… given better options might be the solution in many cases

  3. Dear Patrick,

    At least sugar is a legal drug. 😉 Good for the widows and their marmalade. Nicely done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

  4. Kwadwo says:

    If only life were that simple… But it was good that the drug smugglers turned over a new leaf.
    I love happy endings.

  5. Sarah Ann says:

    Such an inspiring story and fun imagination. If only jam and marmalade were the solution to drugs.

  6. The marmalade may have a secret ingredient. Eating it on toast rather than sniffing it sounds far nicer!

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  7. Iain Kelly says:

    That’s the best solution to the war on drugs I’ve heard for a long time.

  8. JS Brand says:

    Now wouldn’t it be great if that started to happen? Maybe it’s not so fantastical – the company Duerr’s once made a jar of marmalade priced at £5,000, which apparently worked out at £11 for the amount needed to spread on a slice of toast. Admittedly it had some special ingredients (none of which were drugs, with the exception of the alcohol in the champagne and whisky).

  9. Ha ha – fun story – although I think it’s pretty unlikely they’d find preserves more lucrative!

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

  10. Dale says:

    Something tells me that you can’t make as much money with marmalade as you can with heroin… that said; maybe they just want to move to a legit business…. wait a minute… unless the heroin is put INTO the marmalade… 😛

  11. elaine17 says:

    In return the staff should have shown the widows how to make marijuana brownies.

  12. neilmacdon says:

    marmalade is more lucrative than coke?

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