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That’s Quite Enough Now

Written for Friday Fast Fiction. 100 word prompt.

“It’s all right Helen. Why in earth did you leave the table? Mrs. Abousamra isn’t at all upset you spilt the gravy over her dress.”

“The food was perfect Darling. Maybe we should have discussed it before. It’s not your fault, I completely forgot to mention my new boss’s wife is a vegetarian and how was I to know his religion?”

“Really Helen. Stop blaming yourself. You saw they had two servings of potatoes.  I thought your pork cutlets were delicious. It may have been naughty of me to have eaten his but…?”

“Helen. Do come out, they left one hour ago”.

 

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Not so young man about town who, having witnessed and enjoyed life, is presently having fun, writing about those by-gone times and life in general.

26 comments on “That’s Quite Enough Now

  1. Christine Goodnough
    August 17, 2017

    Love this little tale!

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  2. Iain Kelly
    August 17, 2017

    Ha, that didn’t go well, but he seems to think no real harm was done. I’m a big fan of potatoes too!

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  3. Christine Goodnough
    August 17, 2017

    PS. Glad to see you got your story up! Two things you have to do yet, though: Include the photo prompt. You do this by:
    Opening your post again in Edit.
    Going to Rochelle’s blog and click on the photo. Hit “Copy image.” Go back to your own blog, select a spot, and hit Paste to paste in your image.

    Click on the picture to :”Add Caption” and insert a caption note that this Photo-prompt is copyright by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. We are supposed to add the InLinkz frog, too, but my Internet filter won’t let me go there. Perhaps one of the other bloggers can clue you in on how to do that.

    (If my memory’s working right) I always state that this is the Friday Fictioneers group and it’s hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. As you read others’ posts, you’ll get the idea. (And you can delete this comment, if you like, when you’re done reading it. 🙂 )

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  4. rochellewisoff
    August 17, 2017

    Dear Bryan,

    I’m assuming that you meant this as a Friday Fictioneers story, judging from Christine’s comments.I was getting ready to ask the connection to the prompt…but I see it. Helen’s hiding in the closet. 😉 Welcome to Friday Fictioneers.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  5. Esha Mookerjee-Dutta
    August 18, 2017

    Welcome to Friday Fictioneers! Poor Helen! She took it to heart, didn’t she? But, she need not have! Such things happen. Best to take it in one’s stride, you know.

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    • bbryanthomas
      August 18, 2017

      Thank you for your comment. But the husband should have been more considerate in the first place

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    • bbryanthomas
      August 18, 2017

      Thank you for your comment. The husband could have been more considerate in the first place

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      • Christine Goodnough
        August 18, 2017

        I think the wife will have to take a bit of blame here. 🙂 If I’m serving guests a dinner, it’s left up to me to find out if someone has food issues. But I feel very sorry for Helen. It would be horribly embarrassing to dump gravy on a guest — esp one who may be wearing a designer dress that cost as much as my car. 🙂

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      • bbryanthomas
        August 18, 2017

        Again, thanks for your help in gettiing it up on FF.

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  6. Kelvin M. Knight's blog
    August 18, 2017

    What an inconsiderate husband. Sigh.

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    • bbryanthomas
      August 18, 2017

      I’m wondering who gave me the insperation for that one??

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  7. rgayer55
    August 18, 2017

    Poor hubby. It’s always our fault, isn’t it?

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    • bbryanthomas
      August 18, 2017

      Could be my life story. (it isn’t but…

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  8. Keith's Ramblings
    August 18, 2017

    I hope he still has a job after that! Nice one.

    Click to read my FriFic

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    • bbryanthomas
      August 18, 2017

      He doesn’t deserve one. Mind you of someone you know?

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  9. Miles Rost
    August 18, 2017

    …but the potatoes were magnificent! Patent it and sell it! Then hubby don’t have to work anymore!

    Well done here! Enjoyable indeed!

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    • bbryanthomas
      August 18, 2017

      Thank you for your kind the feedback. Yesterday I read and enjoyed your story but I’ve still to get a hang of posting and searching. I put all my pieces up before realizing that most of them are too long for WP. Am now 100 word F and Fing.

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  10. a disastrous dinner party… I love it.

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    • bbryanthomas
      August 19, 2017

      Thanks for the nice comment. I’ve only just read and enjoyed your contribution

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  11. Alicia Jamtaas
    August 19, 2017

    Oh! I can feel her embarrassment and hear her crying. This is well done. (I stopped by earlier in the week but couldn’t get your story to come up. Glad I came back)

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    • bbryanthomas
      August 19, 2017

      Thank you Alicia, There was a problem with the posting – Me. I like your 100 worder but only just etting around this blogging business. I have been posting longer stories and that was part of the problem but I’m already liking FF and the inter-reaction between bloggers

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  12. granonine
    August 20, 2017

    Welcome to Rochelle’s Friday Fictioneers. Christine had already done what I was going to do–offer you a little help 🙂 You did a fine job on this first effort. Hope to see you again.

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    • bbryanthomas
      August 21, 2017

      Thank you, Granonine, Christine was a great help. Nice to know there’s oodles of assistence around when one is in need.

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  13. Elizabeth Young
    August 21, 2017

    Wonderfully drawn sketch, and his voice was totally believable. What an arse, though, to have put Helen in that position.

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    • bbryanthomas
      August 21, 2017

      Such are us males. Not all of us, I hope1

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    • bbryanthomas
      August 21, 2017

      Thank you Elizabeth, I have just read your piece and allow me to compliment you. Agents are ten a’penny, good writers not. Not that I have one and must blow my own trumpet.

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