A short story …

for Friday Fictioneers



It sounds delicious. An easy recipe too, but it’s not tasting very good.

I’ll chuck in some salt … eeeek, mistake. Tip in some sugar … oops, too much! Pepper might help … aaachoooo! How about vinegar and tomato sauce?

I can’t serve this, it’s disgusting. My mates’ll be here soon, where’s my phone?

Good, here’s the delivery guy. Now to personalise this take-out so they’ll think I made it!

Add salt, sugar, pepper – aaachoooo – vinegar, tomato sauce, slop it all in a dish and now it’s definitely like one of my creations!

“Hi guys, welcome! Sorry about the smell and the mess and …. everything!”



Thanks to Rochelle for hosting and for providing the photo.

Click on Froggie (if you can find him) to join in the fun!

68 thoughts on “A short story …

  1. Christine Goodnough Oct 21, 2020 / 15:18

    I must confess, Keith, that I love your frog-chef even more than your story. 🙂
    But here’s a tip for future feasts: it’s best to personalize a take-out by putting an olive or a parsley spring on top. Something removable.


    • Keith's Ramblings Oct 21, 2020 / 17:23

      The frog took far longer to do than the story. Thanks for the tip, you really are the queen of presentation!

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  2. Dora Oct 21, 2020 / 20:05

    Haha! Hope the drinks are flowing freely, . . . you know, to wash it all down!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. bearmkwa Oct 21, 2020 / 20:08

    How did you manage to catch my MIL???? Great story.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Oct 22, 2020 / 10:32

      I bet you are! Thanks Susan, I made the picture on a photo editing suite using stickers and Clipart images – it took hours!


  4. Michael Humphris Oct 21, 2020 / 22:18

    A picture of mayhem in the kitchen, I recommend ready meals…

    Liked by 1 person

  5. David Stewart Oct 22, 2020 / 02:52

    I like that approach to cooking: just keep adding things until they reach taste equilibrium. 🙂

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  6. Dale Oct 22, 2020 / 03:50

    Hahaha! Ummm… you were a former restaurateur, n’est-ce pas? Too funny. I’ll um… pass

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  7. James McEwan Oct 22, 2020 / 11:54

    Cooking under pressure – thank goodness for the delivery. (Which he made himself of course, after all they love his cooking).

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  8. hilarymb Oct 23, 2020 / 08:17

    Hi Keith – I thought your culinary skills were better than this?! – must have changed characters … awful thoughts here … yugh! All the best for the weekend … Hilary

    Liked by 1 person

    • Keith's Ramblings Oct 23, 2020 / 11:45

      Actually Hilary, cooking is my greatest joy! Thanks Hilary, have a nice one too.


  9. ceayr Oct 23, 2020 / 09:25

    Don’t mean to be rude, old chap, but is there anything you’re good at?
    (Apart from froggy pictures!)

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  10. draliman Oct 23, 2020 / 15:57

    That’s a good plan, ruin the takeaway just enough to make it appear home-made 🙂
    Love this week’s froggy!

    Liked by 1 person

  11. msjadeli Oct 25, 2020 / 01:02

    Oh dear. I’d like to say bon appetit, but no guarantees. Cute cheffy froggy Keith!

    Liked by 1 person

  12. pennygadd51 Oct 25, 2020 / 16:47

    Oh dear. Please don’t invite me for dinner, Keith – my heart would break!

    Liked by 1 person

  13. ahtdoucette Oct 26, 2020 / 12:14

    Oh my… I hope it all turns out okay but I have a feeling it won’t. Made me grin at the end, mostly because I know I am a terrible cook and I feel for the guy.

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  14. Anita Nov 4, 2020 / 15:01

    Hope the delivered dish didn’t get ruined 🙂 🙂
    Smart recipe!
    I know of some people who pretend so!

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