One Orange Drink

Submitted into Contest #246 in response to: Write a story about someone who takes a joke way too far.... view prompt


Fiction Contemporary Funny

Warning: Use of profanity

Amy’s Bedroom

“Hey Amy, should I wear the purple or the black top?” 

“Hmm, maybe the black one. The purple doesn’t go with the pants.”

“What if I change the pants?”

“Don’t! These pants make your ass look fantastic!”

“You’re right! What was I thinking? You know I’m really excited to go out tonight. It’s been forever.” 

“Right! Ever since you started dating Nick, you haven’t gone out with us.” 

“You know, this’ll actually be our first time going clubbing together as a couple.” 

“Oooo? Really?”

“Yeah with work being what it is, we haven't found a time that worked out until now.  I’m happy I can get out and let loose a little.” 

“Yeah, same. What’s it like, dating Nick? He’s treating you alright?”

“Of course he is! He’s super sweet and takes care of me. Properly too, like opening car doors and buying me flowers and shit. He’s nothing like Jared.”

“Jared was and will always be an ass. You deserve so much better, and I’m happy you’ve got it now girl!”

“Me too!”

“Hey let's make ourselves a couple of drinks and get a vibe going before we leave.”

“Sounds good to me!”

Living Room 

“Dude! That’s so stupid.”

“Come on, Ben. It’s just a game of Fortnight.”

“Yeah, a stupid one.”

“Whoa, dude, don’t throw the controller just cause you’re upset. It’s not even yours.”

“Who cares? How do you think that dent got there? Travis isn’t always Mr. Nice Guy either.” 

“Hey! I threw it one time! And it’s going to cost me my damage deposit so don’t break anything else.” 

“Yeah, yeah, whatever…”

“Hey Travis, toss me a beer? I brought a pack and shoved them in the fridge.”

“Sure thing, so long as I get one too.”

“Yeah, I brought them for everyone!”



“Did you see Jared’s new girlfriend?”

“No, what does she look like?” 

“Like she’s constantly high.”

“Poor thing, I almost want to text her and give her a warning.”

“Don’t bother. Apparently, Jared won’t shut up about you, and now she hates your guts.” 

“Seriously? I haven’t even met the bitch yet and she hates me?”

“What can I say, Molly? You get under people’s skin.”

“Not on purpose! Hey, don’t poor too much in there.”

“Better to drink now. They’re way too overpriced at the club.”

“Alright, fine. But only because I’m letting loose tonight anyway.”

“There’s my girl!”

“Hey Babe, where’d you put the medication stuff you bought a while ago?”

“What? Oh, that stuff? What do you need it for Travis?”

“Oh nothing, just wondering.” 

“Okay. It’s in there.”

“Sweet, thank you.”

“Well, anyway, as I was saying. Jared and his new girl might be there tonight.”

“No way! Where’d you hear that?”

“Wait, I left the curling iron on. Let’s finish your hair while I tell you.” 

Living Room

“Nick, are you gonna play or are you still oggling Molly?”

“She is my girlfriend dude, I’m allowed to check her out.”

“Whatever. Hey Travis! Can I have one of those drinks the girls made?”

“Uh, sure. Give me a second to make one.” 

“I’m gonna get another drink.”

“Fine, whatever. I’ll just play a round. By myself. Like a loser.”


“Hey, is Ben always a dick?”

“He… He’s going through some stuff right now.”

“Yeah that’s fine, but like does he need to be like that? Especially when we’re about to go out?”

“I think he’s just upset because he’s the only single in the group.”

“He might be single for a long while if he keeps this up. Hey, what's that?”

“Just some laxatives. Amy bought them a couple of weeks ago when she was having stomach troubles.” 

“Hey, I have an idea. That’s Ben’s drink you’re making right?” 

“Yeah… Are you thinking what I’m thinking you’re thinking?”

“So long as you think it’ll be funny.”

“I think it’ll be freaking hilarious!”

Amy’s Bedroom

“Ugh, I do not want to run into Jared tonight.”

“Why not? You can totally rub it in his stupid little face that you're with someone ten times hotter.”

“Yeah, but it's Jared. He’s going to make a big deal about it.”

“What’s he going to do? Start a fight?”

“Um. Yeah. Probably. I mean I wouldn’t be surprised if he did. Remember what he did to the guy in the McDonalds parking lot?” 

“Molly, that was two years ago-”

“And he hasn’t changed since then. Dammit, I forgot my drink in the kitchen. I’ll be right back.” 


“How much does it say to use?”

“5 milliliters for children and up to 15 milliliters for adults.”

“So 15. There. Hey, I’m gonna run to the bathroom before we give it to him.”

“Sure, I need to grab the vodka from the freezer anyway. Meet back here in a minute.”

“Sure. Oh, hey Molly, you look beautiful by the way.” 

“Thanks! Amy and I are almost done, by the way, then we can head out.”

“Yeah, we’re pretty much ready too.”

“Sounds good.”

“Wait a sec, come here, let me give you a kiss.” 

“Geez, get a room you two!”

“Nevermind Ben. He’s being a dick. I gotta use the restroom, be back in a minute.”

“No worries. I’m grabbing my drink and finishing up with Amy.”

Amy’s Bedroom

“Okay, so like the red lipstick kinda goes with this right?” 

“Hm? Oh, yeah, it looks good!”

“You okay? You made a weird face?”

“Um, yeah. My drink tastes a little weird is all. Is it supposed to be bitter?”

“That’s probably the vodka I put in there. I did poor a lot in there.”

“Yeah, that’s probably it.”

“If you chug it back in one go then it won’t taste as bad.”

“Ha! Alright, here’s go nothing!”



“Hey Travis, we ready to do this?”

“Yeah, tot- Where’s the drink?”

“What do you mean, I left it right here.”

“Hey look, Ben’s got a drink. He must have grabbed it while we both stepped out.” 

“He’s gonna be so pissed later.”

“He’s already pissed off at everything.” 


“Hey, there are the gorgeous girls! You two finally ready?”

“Yes, we are! And ready to party!” 

“Awesome! Come on Amy, let's grab Ben before he does something stupid.”

“Hey, Molly you okay?”

“Yeah, I’m okay. Just not looking forward to seeing my ex.”

“The Jared guy? He’s gonna be there tonight?”


“Don’t worry, Babe. You’ve got me. Let’s focus on the good stuff tonight and forget about that jackass. Like the fact that Travis and I pulled a hilarious prank on Ben. Guess what we did.”

“What’d you do?”

“He’s been a dick all day so we put some laxatives in his drink.” 

“You did not! Nick! That is so cruel!

“And funny, I can see you smiling.”

“Well, okay it’s a little funny unless it’s happening to you.” 

“Yeah no kidding. I’m happy his drink had the orange juice in it, otherwise, it would have been super obvious that it was mixed.”

“Wait, the orange one? Were there two orange drinks?” 

“No, there was just the one on the counter. Travis made it.”

“I left my drink on the counter and it was orange.” 

“Oh… um. Wait, what?” 

Living Room

“Come on Ben, let's go. Amy and I don’t want to miss out-”

“Let me just finish my drink, geez, chill out man.”

“Wait what drink do you have?”

“You were taking forever to make me one so I grabbed a beer from the fridge.” 

“Oh, shit…”

“Travis, Babe, what's wrong?”

“Did you take the orange drink off the counter?”

“No, Molly did. What's wrong?”

“I don’t think Molly will be able to come out tonight.” 

April 15, 2024 00:13

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Faith Packer
06:42 Apr 21, 2024

Love the format, and the way the prank turned! Pretty sure "poor" should be "pour" but otherwise great job!


Jacqueline R
18:30 Apr 21, 2024

Thank you! Good catch, yeah those spelling errors are sneaky sometimes


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