Kip and Dredge on Route 66

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This week’s story features my favorite slackers, Kip and Dredge. It is their first appearance of 2014. Since we first met them more than a year ago, they’ve had eight adventures posted to the blog, seven of them for Friday Fictioneers.  I hope you continue to enjoy them.  Comments are welcome!

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Kip and Dredge on Route 66

by Jan Brown

“Kip, why did you insist on taking your dad’s DeLorean? You said it was a movie prop!”

“Yeah, from something called Back to the Future.”

“In the movie, did the car light up, skid sideways, and wind up in a totally different location? Or are you just a terrible driver?”

“The DeLorean travels in time, not space. We’re at the western end of Route 66.  Should be Santa Monica.”

“What year?”


“Maybe this is all that’s left of California. The ‘big one’ finally hit!”

“The big what?”

“Earthquake, moron!”

“Bummer.  So…let’s drive back to Arizona and get some tacos!”



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41 thoughts on “Kip and Dredge on Route 66

    • Thank you for your comments, Ron. I’m glad you enjoyed it! I always like writing about these guys. They are perfecting the fine art of slackitude (or is that me?) 🙂

  1. Nice one! Poor old Route 66. We drove it when we were uprooted from out childhood back in 1959 – and I loved every inch of it. I tried to retrace out steps a while back, but it’s all gone – they moved the damn thing. I think the best part is in New Mexico! And yes, good Tacos there too!

    • Haha! I’m not sure if Dredge’s speculation about California is accurate, or just a drug-induced fantasy :-).

      Assuming it’s true, California would have split at the San Andreas fault line, so you would still be safe in the Pacific Northwest. As long as you don’t get in a car with Kip and Dredge. They’re terrible drivers 😉

      Thank you for reading and commenting!

  2. I love your last line about getting some tacos in Arizona! Fun story, Jan. I hope I’m still around when the big one hits. It’s way past, they say. When I was a kid, one of the main streets in a neighboring town was Old Route 66!

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