Dinner Party – Friday Fictioneers

AnElephantCant eat with chopsticks
He is less adroit than the average man so
He uses his trunk
For his food and drink
And practices a wee tune on the piano

Once again it is Friday Fictioneer time.
Presented weekly by chic chef Rochelle, who serves up a multi-course meal of marvellous messages to a tableful of tall tale tellers.
And AnAwkwardElephant picks up the crumbs.
The idea is to write a very short story, circa 100 words, based on this picture prompt (below).
That’s it.

Copyright – Marie Gail Stratford

Copyright – Marie Gail Stratford

Dinner Party

They arrive early, get the children settled down for the night.
Their new friends have a marvellous home, with top-of-the-range baby alarms throughout.
They smile at each other, quite comfortable with the arrangements.
They meet the other guests, very much their sort of people.
Their hostess serves delicious appetisers, promises a special treat later.
They all relax with an excellent wine, put the world to rights, find they have so much in common.
The time flies until dinner is announced.
Oh, this is too delicious, my dear! You must give me the recipe, what is it?
Your youngest, of course.


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25 Responses to Dinner Party – Friday Fictioneers

  1. storydivamg says:

    Soylent green indeed–“It’s people!”


  2. I think it’s the limerick style poetry that puts us at ease and makes your stories even MORE disturbing.
    Yup, that’s what I think.


  3. Nan Falkner says:

    Dear Elephant, Say it ain’t so! Poor baby. Different and devious entertaining. Nan 🙂


  4. Kinda saw that one coming. Probably because I once read a great short story entitled “Baby’s Blood.” Good job.


  5. Melanie says:

    Reminds me of Shakespeare’s “Titus Andronicus”.


  6. wmqcolby says:

    OOOOWWWWWWW!! That’s hitting right where it HURTS! I knew I was in for that last line, but I didn’t know what the ending would be. Hannibal Lecter might want your recipes.


  7. ContactRida says:

    oh! oh! oh! and i thought i had some sick and twisted tales, ha! totally didn’t see that one coming!!! LOVED IT!!!!!!!! now i know why seeing babies always make me hungry:)


  8. babso2you says:

    Excellent ending!


  9. Ewwwww, yuk, but well done, as was the dinner perhaps. 😦



  10. Oh my, this is horrible! In a good way.


  11. Carrie says:

    ACK!! Not what I expected!


  12. Hannah says:

    So very devious!


  13. Indira says:

    What a horrible creepy end.


  14. I think my stomach lurched right in perfect time to when the characters’ would have too. A horrific thought, but great story, as always.


  15. Sarah says:

    Great twist at the end! I wasn’t sure what to expect, but it wasn’t that. Creepy!


  16. Al says:

    Excellent twisted ending. Love it


  17. Elephant, What a surprise ending! Well written as usual, but one of these days I’m going to learn not to read one of your stories right before lunch. 😦 Well done. 🙂 —Susan


  18. Sandra says:

    This is perilously close to the story about the couple who took their poodle into a …. no I’m not going there. Great voice.


  19. Horus says:

    very big “oooooops!”


  20. Oh!!! That made me cry ‘oh no!’ out loud! And they sounded like such wonderful hosts.

    The thought of an elephant tempting to use chopsticks also made me laugh.


  21. Dear Elephant,

    Soylent green over rice? The youngest are the most tender.




  22. Great voice, completed unexpected ending.


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