Banquets and Roast Pig


Today’s prompt asks, Tell us about your favorite meal, either to eat or to prepare. Does it just taste great, or does it have other associations?

I don’t think I have a favorite meal. Oh, wait, nah, my favorite meal involves a banquet and a roast pig. Oh man, you have no idea how gruesome it was to find a suitable picture. All the roast pig pictures are so graphic. I almost feel bad for looking at it.

Anyway, I’ve been to a few of these banquets, always either someone’s just had a baby or they are getting married or it’s just one of those family reunion things. In a word, celebration. It was one of those occasions where we just eat and talk insanely loud. The noise bothers me but the food is insanely good.

So I have to go change the turtles’ water. It’s been three days (I’ve been busy) and the house really smells of turtle waste now. Boy, turtles poop a lot, don’t they?

I’m going to leave you with another flash fiction piece I’ve written about the curious boy name Michael. I think it fits the prompt since it’s food-related. See ya!

Curious Michael – Did you lay those eggs?

scramble eggs on toastMichael sat at the table in the breakfast nook as he waited for his mother to bring him his favorite weekend favorite breakfast, Scrambled Eggs and French Toast.

A moment later, his mom slid a plastic plate onto the table. “Here you go, sweetie.” His mom smiled and sat across from him.

Michael stared at the eggs and asked, “Mommy, did you lay those eggs?”

His mom’s fork was half way between her mouth and the plate, she paused and dropped her fork, “What? Of course not, why would you say that?”

Michael pinched a piece of his toast and shoved it into his mouth, “Because some boys at school called me a chicken.  Since I’m a chicken, you are a chicken too.  Chickens lay eggs, don’t they?” His brows knitted together.

“Honey, those kids don’t know what they are talking about.  You’re not a chicken and I didn’t lay these eggs.  Now eat your breakfast.”

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