The Pleasure of Food

Friday Fictioneers – hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

More fllash fiction stories from the group – here.

The Pleasure of Food

A sneaky snack while she waited. Laura licked some prawn sauce off her thumb as she heard the elevator start up; Melvin has arrived at last!
She checked in her hand mirror and wiped the crumbs from her chin.
She smiled, where will he take her tonight. Antonio’s does a great Lasagne, and their raspberry ripple you could die for, besides Tony’s a teaser.
Melvin appeared with a stern, disappointed look on his face.
Was it going to be one of those nights?
What now!
He stared at the food wrapper.
He is such a stickler about her petty pleasures.

38 responses to “The Pleasure of Food

  1. Ugh might be time to give him the flick, or did he wants some too?

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  2. Very good. It was a great quick read whilst I ate my Domino’s Pizza, with contactless delivery.

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  3. Time for him to go. 🙂

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  4. She shouldn’t have to choose between him and food – but perhaps if she has an over eating problem, she needs to be helped.

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  5. Let’s hope, for his sake, he’s more indulgent of her major pleasures or he’s not going to last long

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  6. Hopefully, this episode taught her something. Farewell, buddy!

    Here’s mine!

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  7. If a person can change your mood as swiftly as that, it’s probably time to think the relationship through. A moment nicely captured.

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  8. He sounds a bit too intimidating and if she recognises this, it’s time to scoot.

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  9. This isn’t going to work out.

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  10. something’s gotta give. it doesn’t look like the relationship will last.

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  11. He sounds a bit too controlling, it didn’t take much for him to change her mood.

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  12. She needs to reopen the door and show him the way out…
    And if, like Iain says, she has a problem, this is NOT how to handle it!

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  13. I think I’d be a little miffed if I were about to take someone out to eat, and she was eating when I arrived to pick her up.

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  14. Dear James,

    One has to wonder why she’s eating before going out to eat. I think perhaps the relationship isn’t going in the right direction. I’m here to tell you food can be such a bone of contention.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  15. My heart bleeds for Laura. So much delicious food and only twenty four hours in the day in which to eat it. Prawn sauce is a great hook, by the way!

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  16. This is such an interesting story. I feel like there is a lot more going on beneath the surface, like food is a metaphor for something, some back and forth between them.

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  17. I think Melvin needs to accept her as she is…

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  18. I guess it all depends on her relationship with food. Food can kill. Then again he might be just a regular dick?

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  19. Melvin seems a bit stiff, but Laura seems a bit lacking in self-control 🙂

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  20. This relationship seems doomed.
    But you sure told us a lot in 100 words. Good job.

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  21. KHTTC (kick him to the curb) Who needs that kind of power struggle?

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