Friday Fictioneers – Good Food

Every week, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (thank you, Rochelle!) hosts a flash fiction challenge, to write a complete story, based on a photoprompt, with a beginning, middle and end, in 100 words or less. Post it on your blog, and include the Photoprompt and Inlinkz on your page. Link your story URL. Then the fun starts as you read other peoples’ stories and comment on them!

FF - Good Food 200429

PHOTO PROMPT © DALE ROGERSON

Good Food

“I hate meat that’s half gristle,” said Jeremy, pulling yet another piece out of his mouth.

“I hate under-cooked food,” replied David, stabbing ineffectually at a boiled potato. “Why don’t we give College Hall a miss tomorrow and eat out?”

Next day there was snow, unseasonably early. An east wind gnawed at them as they trudged to the restaurant.

“Here we are,” said Jeremy.

The napkins were starched and the wine glasses were crystal. The food was delicious. It is perhaps unkind to note the unmanly moistness of their eyes as they devoured their first good meal in a month.

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60 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Good Food

    • Dear Russell
      Thank you for reading and for your droll comment. You are absolutely right that it was an expensive treat – especially as the meal in college was already paid for – but it was worth every penny!
      With very best wishes
      Penny

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    • Dear Miranda
      Thank you for reading and commenting. Coffee and cake sounds lovely! I hope the day you can enjoy them safely comes quickly. Personally I’m looking forward to an Indian meal…
      With very best wishes
      Penny

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    • Dear Liz
      Thank you for reading and for your entertaining comment. Toughen us up? Hmmmm. What do you suppose chicken fed on fish meal tastes like? How bad must food be before students are bringing in curry sauce from the takeaway to disguise the taste? 😉
      With very best wishes
      Penny

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  1. You have reminded me of the horror stories my son told of his cafeteria food at very small town college up north. The closest store was a convenience store and a gas station. Without a car he also had to hoof it wherever he went. I can believe they would cry at a good meal. Thanks for taking me back, Penny!

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    • Dear Kent
      Thank you for reading and commenting. Yes, all the obstacles added up to a memorable experience when the good food arrived!
      With best wishes
      Penny

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  2. If you don’t eat out very often, then the experience truly becomes something to remember. I’m so looking forward to my first meal out in months. And not unmanly, the moistness of their eyes. Appreciation sometimes can be overwhelming.

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    • Dear Sandra
      Thank you for reading and for your kind comments. I’m looking forward to eating out again, too. I love food, and some of my most cherished memories are of meals out.
      With very best wishes
      Penny

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