I work on poetry at my other blog, A Full Cup of Tea, but dabble in some short stories and flash fiction here with the FRIDAY FICTIONEERS. Every Friday authors from around the world gather to share their 100-word stories based on the photo prompt hosted by Rochelle Wisoff. We offer support, constructive criticism, and encouragement to each other. Readers are encouraged to comment. My contribution for the week follows the photo prompt below…
“I’ll have a slice of cake, please,” I said to the waitress.
“Cheesecake or Triple Chocolate?” she asked as I sat down at the counter.
“Celebrating somethin’ special I hope,” she asked intrusively hovering with a pot of coffee.
“Nothin too special, my grandmother died,” I replied nonchalantly.
Afraid to sit my slice of cake on the counter in front of me, she asked horrified, “And that’s worth celebrating with cake?” as if I were some kinda murderer.
Easing my knife into the thick chocolate frosting, “She did wish me dead. Only seems right to enjoy livin’ with cake.”