A Special Recipe [flash 99]

Apricot jam

He smiled at the cheery table his wife had set. She seemed so much better since her rest at the hospital last month. He wished she wasn’t so troubled over the past, and that vile gossip in town that refused to die down, but regardless he felt determined to be a loving partner. He’d made sure she’d be provided for if anything happened to him; he was much older, after all.

“Try my sweet apricot jam,” she urged. “It’s a special recipe from a new friend.”

He spread it thickly on his bread. “Thank you, Lizzie. It smells wonderful.”


Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge


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9 responses to “A Special Recipe [flash 99]

  1. “You’re welcome, Maxwell,” she replied.
    She raised an eyebrow. “What are you going to do with that silver hammer?”

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  2. I was going to ask what happens after that!

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  3. Ooooooh, he doesn’t know it yet, but he’s in a real jam! Loved how you said so much without saying anything.

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  4. Paula, the way you hint at rumors and actions creates a delicious story that can be interpreted in many ways. I find that fun in flash fiction. Well done!

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