Write about a character preparing a meal for somebody else.
Posted in Fluff on Oct 26, 2022
Submissions are closed
Sorry, we are not accepting submissions for this prompt as it is not part of an active contest. Make sure you don't miss our next contest by creating your free Reedsy Prompts account.
Or create a new Reedsy account:
Why not check out our active contest?
✍️ 161 stories
“how to cook adobo” by Aisa M
My cooking is a lousy business. My mother makes it worse.No one is born a great cook. One learns by doing. So I don't understand why mother expected me to know already what to do in the kitchen.My kitchen is as tidy as the ones in the Ikea showroom. In lovely green and an environmentally conscious themed kitchen. For weeks, the pans have not touched anything but thin air, and the most useful thing in this place is the microwave.And then mother calls me and shatters my completely perfec...
“Grave Danger” by JASON PARKER
Appolonia and Basia were meant to be one person, yet fate had cruelly rent them in two. Each one craved the other, spilling sour tears when circumstance thrust distance betwixt them and bouncing like excited pups upon their reunion. They exchanged wordless secrets with little more than a look, and it appeared to everyone around them that the pair knew things; things they shouldn’t. All in the house would lower their voices when the girls were nearby and none dared leave their bed-chamber unlocked. The twins—with their silvery hair, pasty ...
“Dinner Disaster” by Greg Gillis
Sometimes, fate has a twisted way of bringing people together. Such was the case for a couple that I know. My best friend, Ron, spent most of his teens and early twenties dating girls that he would meet randomly in shopping malls, the gym, and even at weddings. In fact, that is where he met Jessica. It was our friend, Chase’s wedding. He was ...
“That Restaurant ” by Nike S
The whole restaurant filled with the aroma when he turned off the stove and served his delicious dish. I was waiting for the dish eagerly; its aroma had already made my mouth watery. As soon as dish was served, I jumped over to get the taste. The first bite was creamy and dissolved easily, I could feel the each and every spice at every taste bud of my tongue. Wow! I shouted. (It was the years old restaurant t...
“Serves Two” by Kendall Defoe
She woke up smiling.It was a beautiful day, and she had to decide on the evening meal before she went shopping. Some of the old cookbooks were already open on the dusty counter, but they really did not offer any advice. Italian? Indian? Greek? Maybe it would be better to choose something that was closer to home. Her dinner guest would not want to be too surprised when he came over that evening for their yearly get-together. Yes, something close to what they already knew would be best.So, she made her list. In her n...
“Best Served Cold” by Graham Kinross
I couldn’t get the grin off my face. Years of lying through my teeth had paid off. Seventeen years ago he killed my daughter. He wasn't charged. He denied the whole thing even though my son saw him do it. No one believed a Jake. He’d suffered from delusions all of his life. He’d talk about the angels and the demons as if they were in the room with us. That’s why we stopped going to church. As <...
“A Healthy Experiment” by Trina Ann Pion 🍀🌹🍀
My mother’s tip to healthy eating was always to stay away from anything my grandmother wouldn’t make, which meant no processed foods or other tasty junk. Only vegetables, fruits and lean meats should touch anyone’s lips. But times change and only the rich ate that way since food prices skyrocketed. The rest of us poor commoners made do with the cheaper, more unhealthy products. Cooking was my fav...
“Cackleberries, Hot Rocks, and Texas Butter” by David Brown
Brody took a mouthful of hot and gritty, campfire coffee from a tin cup. Choking, he swallowed down the bitter liquid portion, wiped his black horseshoe moustache on his sleeve, and spit coffee grounds onto the dusty earth. “Cripes sake, Skinner! Why the hell we should keep ya on the payroll is beyond me! Yer brown gargle is the worst!”“Maybe because the little weasel makes the best damn cackleberries, hot rocks, and Texas butter?” Tripp defended his fellow outlaw while scarfing down a plateful of the bean master’s signa...
“THE LAST PIECE OF CAKE ” by Suha Mutwalli
Everyone eagerly wait's for that month of a year when they happily celebrate, relax and have fun with their family. Christmas day is obviously one of them. After staying away from home for a long time. I was very excited to go back home, accept gifts from my parents, spend lots of time with them and most importantly gulp delicious sweets. Mom was expert in baking the traditional milk cake, which was my most favour...
“The Visitor” by Vijeni Selvam
The key clicked in the lock, and the front door squeaked open. Startled, Ananya rushed towards the kitchen. Her mother had asked her to mince the garlic into a paste, to make chutney. But, the moment she left, Ananya along with her ten-year-old brother had been glued to the television. “How come onions hike up within a week?” Janaki tucked the loose end of her sari, and placed the grocery bags on the kitchen co...
“Happy Birthday Sweetie” by Anjali Venugopal
She insisted on Italian. Every birthday. We had considered other choices, as we do every year, and eventually settled for Italian, as we do every year. The mushrooms were sizzling in the butter, all glistening and sparkling. Like her brown, velvet sweater. It was her very first sweater. She'd hated it. Scratched her at her armpits. But she wore it, uncomplainingly, till she outgrew it when she reach...
“The Man Who Loved Me” by Andrea Magee
I grabbed Mari from daycare and headed to the Publix on Riverdale Ave.I need to buy a money order and we needed some things for the house.Shopping done I drove home and brought Mari and the groceries inside.After loving on my 'noodle'(Mari's nickname of the week) I put her down for a nap. Bananas, self rising flour, egg, butter, sugar, vanilla extract, walnuts, big mixing bowl, spoon, loaf pan, Crisco.I put on my apron. I was ready to start measuring, pouring, and mixing. As I stirred all the ingrediants...
“Christmas Dinner” by Rose Tilly
It was two weeks away until Christmas (2020). I told my step-dad that we are spending Christmas with him and mom. A week until Christmas, Franny texted me. She lives a hour away. Franny: IDK(I don't know) if there's a point in you and Jim coming up on Saturday next week. Cause I have to work 2-10pm and I'll probably have to work on Saturday too. So, if hes's leaving Sunday, I just see no point...
“Tips on how to be a better sister and in-law” by Philip Ebuluofor
As the worship praise rages on, the worshipers lost in the euphoria, Mrs. chidi who had started at the same church as the key member of the same choir that were controlling events this very Sunday for the birthday celebration of all the elderly in the parish was no more a member of the denomination let alone a member of the choir. A day like this reminds her of the good old days before religious politic...
“Anna and the Ogre” by Tom D
Dusk, and he is hungry. Anna stumbles into the vast, cavernous kitchen, staggering under the weight of the two wooden pails she carries. Water sloshes from them onto the broad flagstones and runs in rivulets along the floor. Setting one down, she hefts the other between her tiny arms and, clambering onto a stool, reaches up to tip its contents into the iron cauldron which hangs above the open fire. Steam spurts up, hissing like a viper. Anna jumps, startled. That part always startles her. Gathering her strength, Ann...
🌟 Similar prompts
Start or end your story with two characters sitting down for a meal.
Middle School – 268 stories
Write a story where a meal or dinner goes horribly wrong.
Thanksgiving – 208 stories
Write a story that involves a secret or magic ingredient.
Halloween – 119 stories
Enter our weekly contest!
This week's theme: Breaking Bread
Ended on 23:59 - Jul 02, 2021 EST
Won by Rayhan Hidayat 🏆
Title: mie gorengView details
Win $250 in our short story competition 🏆
We'll send you 5 prompts each week. Respond with your short story and you could win $250!
Tired of MS Word?
Join the revolution and write your book in a tool designed for authors. 🙌
Includes FREE typesetting to print-ready PDF & EPUB files, track changes and collaborative editing.