A short story …

for Friday Fictioneers

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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!”

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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.

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    • 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!

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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!

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

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

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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

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

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

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  8. 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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  9. 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!

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  10. msjadeli Oct 25, 2020 / 01:02

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

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  11. pennygadd51 Oct 25, 2020 / 16:47

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

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  12. 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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  13. 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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