Breaking Something



“You sure it’s that physics guy?”

Ned stared across at the beat-up camper.

“Certainty.  On principle.”

Ned sighed.  It wasn’t a very good pun, but Thumbs could have groaned.

“Look, I know he has been cooking all night.  This is his rig.  It’s him, the big H.”

Thumbs shrugged and moved.

The sun rose over the horizon as they approached the camper.

H. was planning on scoring big, but Ned had other plans.

A bald man stepped out of the camper.

Ned moved.

“I need to sample the goods!”

“You’ll have to wait for the chili cook-off, like everyone else.”


I ran out of words, but I wanted to give the idea of Breaking Bad at first before throwing in the twist (it’s not Meth he was cooking, but chili).  Heisenberg is the code name of the antihero. He drives a beat up camper.  The real Heisenberg is a physicist best known for his Uncertainty Principle.


I have been out of Friday Fictioneers for a few weeks.  Not easy getting back into the groove ;)


Word count = 100

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42 thoughts on “Breaking Something

        1. trentpmcd Post author

          I don’t know why they used “Heisenberg”, but my guess is because he is famous for the Uncertainty Principle, and there was a bit of uncertainty about that character, or at least the messes he ends up in ;)

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      That is the danger for using popular culture as the basis of a story – not everyone knows the source. I almost never watch television so often give this type of thing a blank stare myself ;) I hope the little explanation I gave helped.


  1. Marilyn Armstrong

    I once actually followed a winning recipe for a Texas chili cookoff. I think I was taken away by the local burn unit, but i have little memory after that first bite. I liked this much better than breaking bad. I like food more than meth :-)

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I do make homemade chili, but it never comes out the same twice. One thing I am better at than when I first started – it is hot, but no longer dangerously hot – no being taken to the local burn unit. And when it is good, I think it could win ;) The show was interesting – my wife binge watched it twice, so I saw quite a bit of it by the second run through, but I like food much better than drugs.



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