Start or end your story with two characters sitting down for a meal.
Posted in Middle School on Oct 25, 2022
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“You Know You’re Screwed When a Clown Needs World-Saving Help” by ᗩᗴᖇIᑎ ᖇᗴᗷᗴᑕᑕᗩ ✨🌈
Nothing screams awkward silence like a cynical hacker and a clown discussing the fate of the world on a date.Or, the supposed fate of the world, as the meet-up form insisted.I’m pretty sure it was just a ruse.And apparently this wasn’t a date.“Hi, I’m Cy.”I tried to be friendly first, of course. As a 14-year-old emo hacker stuck with the fantasy name Cynan Moonpine, I felt lucky to have anybody pay me for my hobby. But pay they did, and the variety of people coming to me was constantly ...
“TBD (or, As Time Goes By)” by Stevie B
Part I: Seated for the mealIt was the third time they’d been out for dinner together during the past month. Spring was in the air—and perhaps—so was something else. While Hobohemia had nowhere near New York City’s abundance of gourmet eateries, the neighboring city across the Hudson River that they could see from the restaurant table they had just been seated to dine that evening, it still...
“Days” by Lynn Penny
The food ran out three days ago.Matt paced back and forth, rock and sand digging into the crevises on his feet, the sharp pain a constant reminder that there is no end to suffering. Wallowing in darkness, the slightest hint of light shining through the crack in the ceiling of the cave, a taunting mouth just out of reach.“They must be looking for us!” Anabelle cried, gripping her knees as she curled up against the wall of cold rock. “It’s been weeks, they have to be looking for us. A whole army of people...
“Meal Time” by Corey Melin
Note: Lacking time this week I'm using an older story I submitted a while back. Stewie and Nubert sat at the table drinking and eating as they are reminiscing about the old times. The one-time Stewie was almost cooked by a group of orcs but rescued by a group of adventures. Nubert remembered the time a tribe of kobo...
“Smile For Me Part 2: A Tale of Two Smiles” by Allie Mae Sakry
Princess Aoi awoke from her deep sleep and stretched. She rose and walked toward the balcony where, only two weeks prior, she encountered the glowing orb that aided her in appreciation of life and the people she loved. Taking a deep breath of the dewy morning air, she headed to her wardrobe and got dressed for the day. She left her room and walked down the large corridors to her office, where she found Giles, Alyn, Leo,...
“The Extraterrestrial Canine Infiltration Program” by Link Arneson
A string of drool splatted on the kitchen tiles. Despite my disgust for the food, the hungry dog inside me (or rather, outside me) recognized the growl of the can opener, the scraping metal and gears as the alien cranked the device in a circle, popped off the lid, and plopped the wet mush into the dish. It was literally Pavlovian. I knew of the Earth scientist: as preparation for my mission I had taken care to study human scientists who studied animals, especially dogs. I learned from it too; I’d been using the same principles to train th...
“The Hunger” by Victoria Lucas
I do not know how long it takes for a person to perish under the conditions that we found ourselves in that winter, but I would guess that we were not far from meeting our maker. It was a mistake to try and cross those lands so late in the year. I know that now. I should have known it then. Only fools would have done what we did. Can you imagine being so sure of something that you would bet your life on it? We weren’t any more than eighty miles from our destination before the snow began to fall. Winter had fou...
“The last day on Earth ” by J D Hernandez
It was a beautiful day in a small tourist town. A young man was seated at a prime location staring out at the party-goers with disdain. As he was about to voice his anger A huge pile of appetizers and various drinks lined his table. Slightly appeased by the food he began to eat. His broad shoulders slumped back in annoyance. The man who was of tall stature leaned on the table in annoyance as he stared at two similar look...
“Pie & Mash” by Colleen Christi Willett
Beauty is like the eels our old cook, Mathilde, would purchase at the market: slippery, sinuous, but delicious, when contained. As a girl, before life and my own ugliness had pressed me into the resentful shadow I am now, I would sneak down to the kitchen in late morning, when she’d return with a basketful of them. “Miss Ana, you’re not supposed to be down here, yeh know,” she’d gently chastise a...
“The Return” by Kylie Wallis
Elise Kennedy was in her kitchen, preparing dinner. She'd already put the chicken in the air fryer and made up a satay sauce. All she had left to do, was the rice. She filled up a pan, sprinkled in some salt and left it on the stovetop to boil. Once that was done, she poured in the rice, which would take about ten minutes to cook.Elise went upstairs for a quick shower, unsure about what to wear. She blow dried her hair and ran a brush through it, then applied a small amount of makeup. She also put silver hoops in her ear...
“ A Meal Made for Love” by Deborah Cabral
The night is young with a cool breeze coming from the kitchen window. How beautiful the night sky is with the visual of the big dipper. The stars luminating the full moon. Tonight, is going to be the night filled with love and compassion. The table is set up for dinner for two, white candles, red roses in a vase, and a bottle of red wine. The dinner on the stove ready to be served. He should be here soon like in a couple of hours. This will be the first dinner date in a long while. I hope he l...
“THE BATTLE OF THE PUDDLE: All 57 Parts and All That Came Before” by Dr. Ugs
Apparently, King Wilbur Bartly the III was having dinner with King Charles Winston the II in his favourite hall, and the main course arrived at the table on an ancient porcelain plate. "Where should I put this, your majestic majesties?" the servant asked. "Oh yes!" Wilbur clapped. "That’s my favourite! Fried chicken in the middle, please--thank you!" And he continued talking about his many wives as if nothing had happened. King Charles Winston the II was very ...
“Your Last Meal (The Third And Fourth Course)” by Trinity Womack
Maggie shifted in her seat as the servers brought out the palate cleanser. It was sorbet, but not like the kind one bought at the grocery store. She watched as her boyfriend chose his and then picked one opposite to his. That had been a strategy Pierce—her boyfriend—had come up with once they started. They didn’t know which dishes were poisoned, so he figured that if they chose the dishes that weren’t clo...
“The New World of RED” by Kendi Karimi
PART ONE A girl named Lu found her father dead in his lab. A microscope stood on the counter, red blood stained the white wash floors. Someone had killed her father, and she knew exactly why. Earlier that day, she'd heard her father on the phone. In a frantic manner he said, "I only have today. They know everything." Lu had no idea what her father was talking about then....
“Death’s Final Meal” by Silver Pen: Temporarily Inactive
TW: Suicide. The day was bright, and slivers of the rising sun peeked through the dirty glass window. The clouds parted, filling the room with gorgeous dawn. Shadows slowly crept back, easing over her meager breakfast. She stared at the food remorsefully, not hungry enough to eat. Ironically, the light stopped at the edge of the table, just before reaching Brie. If it hadn’t hurt so much, she might have laughed at the irony. She was truly a cursed woman, a woman of shadows. The cancer had spread quickly, ensnaring her in its deadly...
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