Friday Fictioneers – The Food Technologist

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. Visit Rochelle’s blog for the rules, the Photoprompt and Inlinkz (the blue frog). Then join the fun by reading other peoples’ stories and commenting on them!

FF The Food Technologist 170913

PHOTO PROMPT © Kelvin M. Knight

The Food Technologist

Two champagne flutes – a dribble of champagne in each – stood waiting to be washed. A single red rose, bought by Lynn for Richard, stood proudly at the centre of the table. They’d been married a year and a day.

Richard cut the bread for their breakfast toast.

“I offer you love, my darling!” he said, proffering the slice with a heart-shaped hole to Lynn.

“Hmm. The dough was unevenly mixed, probably because the mixer was poorly maintained,” said Lynn. “Look. You can see there are fewer bubbles at the edge of the hole.”

“Oh, Lynn! You’ve no sense of romance!”