A Grower's Tale
Chapter One - The First Taste
He was a precocious child, that kid. Not even yet 12 he had already felt the allure of cannabis, and was actively seeking a way to try it. Not so easy it would seem. He asked the kids who looked like they smoked it; they laughed and teased him or didn't trust him. Why would this kid who got good grades want to smoke pot? He must be a narc!
He used to smoke cigarettes outside with his best friend, his next door neighbor. Being blessed with hundreds of acres of woods behind their homes in a rural area, the forest offered both a playground and a refuge.
One day the boy got home from school and went back into the woods to meet up with his friend, share a smoke, and hang out. It was an almost daily ritual in the Summer. This time something was different. His friend's older sister, a very hot (to the 12 year old boy) 16 year old, and her boyfriend were at the boy's usual spot where the brook took a turn to head deep into the forest. His friend (let's call the protagonist of this tale 'Rick' and the friend 'Chester' to make this less cumbersome) was there too, and they were smoking something.
It wasn't tobacco that they were smoking. Right away Rick smelled something he couldn't quite identify. It smelled both sweet and pungent at the same time; an alluring odor that while smelling faintly like a skunk had an immediate attraction to the boy.
Awkwardly, Rick sat down next to Chester. The hot sister and her boyfriend were sitting on the other side of Rick's friend. Immediately Rick could tell what was up. He'd almost given up, and here it was, just like it had been delivered from heaven! Chester was clearly not right. His eyes were red and he had a rather stupid grin on his face. He was holding what looked like a hand rolled cigarette and was about to give it back to his sister when she said 'Aren't you going to give that to Rick?'.
Trembling just a little more from excitement than anything else, the boy took the offered joint. He took as big a drag as he could from the marijuana cigarette, then handed it back to Rick. The smoke was different than the tobacco he'd foolishly been smoking. It was both thick and smooth with a taste that couldn't quite be described by the boy.
The four of them shared the joint, which later would turn out to have been the original Skunk #1. After a time the sister and her boyfriend left the two children at their spot by the brook, letting them keep the roach.
Rick wasn't sure what to think at first. He felt nothing at all. That is to say until he and Chester stood up to walk back to their houses. "My legs feel like lead!" exclaimed Rick. Chester just laughed and laughed then said, "I'm hungry, let's go eat."
The pair of intrepid psychonauts on their first journey walked back to Chester's house. After eating an entire bag of potato chips they found themselves just laying on their sides in Chester's basement laughing and giggling for what seemed forever.
Later on, after the buzz was fading, Rick looked at Chester and said. "I can't believe that is a PLANT. I gotta get some seeds to plant in the Spring."
And so it began.
EDIT: All of the chapters are now being posted in my blog here, but please keep comments here in the main thread. I just thought it would be easier for people if they could access them all consecutively without the intervening discussion. - OSG
Edited by oldskoolgrower, 23 March 2009 - 02:36 PM.