I like this, and I would read on (once you clean up that first sentence, bc it does read like "A priest, a rabbi, and a monkey..."), which is all you need those first three sentences to do. Hook. I might switch laughing stock to failure, but that's personal taste. My first assumption is that weed refers to marijuana, that it doesn't is fine. I don't need or want the first three sentences to tell me the whole story, only that this is a voice I can settle into for 1 or 2 or 5000 words, and that there is, in fact, a story.Untitled Potential Short Story
A drunk, a dirt farmer, and a laughing stock, Old Man McAllister was only capable of producing one thing in his life - pity. Until the last week of that life when he produced nothing but absolute terror. Some folks blame the weed.