Wednesday, 27 May 2015

What's for supper?

This is my story for Friday Fictioneers. I actually used 102 words - sorry! I'll stand in the naughty corner for a couple of minutes!


This picture reminds me of something I ate once. 

I didn’t eat a statue! Mind you, I did eat a chocolate Father Christmas once. I didn’t eat a dinosaur either – they are an endangered species.

No, I ate an eel. That’s what it looked like after I’d finished – all head and bones!

When I took it from the fishmonger’s bag it suddenly leapt into the air and landed splat on the floor. I watched from a distance thinking it was still alive. It wasn’t - I’d just forgotten what slippery devils they are!

Cooking it was a challenge, but it tasted bloomin' d-eel-icious!

26 comments:

  1. Ha! This is quite clever. Great play on words. (thinking was still alive - this sentence begs for an "it")

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    1. Duly added Alicia! Now Ive got 103 words but don't tell anyone!

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  2. But eels are endangered species too.... alas. They are indeed d-eel-icious. I think dinosaurs taste like chicken though.

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    1. Jellied eels taste good too. I wonder what jellied dinosaur tastes like?

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  3. You are pretty funny. I'm gonna keep reading.

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    1. It's good to be silly once in a while!

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  4. Dear Rosey,

    I think I should've held off eating breakfast while reading this. Cute.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Sorry Rochelle - hope it didn't make you feel eel!

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  5. Funny! I can see a picture book, "Food That Goes, 'Splat'" :D

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    1. I could fill it with pictures from my kitchen quite easily!

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  6. Nice one. Must have been a really good m-eel.

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  7. I'm not so sure I'd want to keep eating something that was still moving! I love the play on words.

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    1. Nor me! Fortunately it was false alarm. Thanks for visiting me.

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  8. what cooked up story with superb ingrediends and flavorings. it tastes good. i really liked it.

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  9. Funny. I've never tasted eel, and probably never will, but I enjoyed reading your story about it.

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    1. Yoy should try! Jellied eel is especially tasy.

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  10. Aren't snakes supposed to taste like chicken? I guess that's what dinosaurs must have tasted like, too. And chicken are dinosaurs anyway, isn't that fun? I don't eat eel... but your story makes them sound good. Fun story, as always.

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    1. They do, and apparently chicken tastes like snake too - now there's a coincidence!

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  11. It is so difficult to to achieve simple elegance ...... you did it on this prompt.

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    1. Wow, praise indeed! Thanks so so much.

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