The Food of Love – Friday Fictioneers

Friday Fictioneers is hosted by the wonderful Rochelle, the undisputed master of what I call Sound Bite Fiction.
She sets the weekly challenge, and the standard.
And this week she also provides the photo prompt, sure to soothe even my savage breast.
The idea, as always, is to write a story of around 100 words based on this picture, below.

© Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Click here to hear the writer read his words:

The Food of Love

You can probably guess my taste in music.
Well, rock ‘n’ roll, obviously.
But cats make good instruments, although their yowls become tedious rather quickly.
A dog’s howls have more variety, greater range, especially if suspended over flames.
Elderly folks have a higher pitch, but too weak to truly fulfil my needs.
A couple of lovers, played together, can sometimes be very rewarding.
The anger at what I inflict on the other adds a welcome dimension.
But too often they create discordance rather than harmony.
So children are my favourites.
They shriek exquisitely.
And they taste so much better afterwards.

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80 Responses to The Food of Love – Friday Fictioneers

  1. mandibelle16 says:

    Pretty sickening, reminds me of giant. A terrible nefarious one at that. Exquisitely evil.


  2. Alice Audrey says:

    Try a dishwasher. It’s a whole sympathy in a box. Wait… children?


  3. prior.. says:

    creepy and like Trent – count me out…
    but your humor is fun here – esp. this:
    although their yowls become tedious rather quickly


  4. Barbecue and blues.


  5. Ha ha ha ha. A true artist that one 🙂


  6. Wow, imaginative and descriptive enough to consider calling the police


  7. Wow, so well conveyed and imaginative there’s almost the temptation to call the police


  8. lisarey1990 says:

    Very sinister. Great piece.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Sheesh! Hannibal Lecter ain’t got nothing on this guy!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. plaridel says:

    who needs anthony bourdain when we have him? well done.


  11. Ellie Scott says:

    This is delightfully sinister! What a unique take on the prompt.


  12. jillyfunnell says:

    My “like” was a pure appreciation of originality and talented writing. As a stringy old gal with a weakened cry I am confident I wouldn’t be on your dinner table. I love the way the wickedness unfolds. The “hang on a minute, oh I get it moment” was great. Can’t wait to see what next week’s menu serves up.

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  13. Well. Well. Well. I’ve got to say. Well. What have I got to say? This is masterfully done. I guess that’s it. Kudos!

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  14. StuHN says:

    Is this from the Hanibal Lector Song Book? 🙂


  15. I have never before read anything quite like this! I was having a barbecue tonight but now I’m having second thoughts, especially as I can hear my neighbour’s kids shrieking in the garden right now!

    Click to read my FriFic tale

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  16. We old people are known for our low guttural moans. Good as background singers, but not ear-catching enough to do the lead vocals. Also, I’m told we’re tough, stringy, and taste like shit.

    Liked by 2 people

  17. Joy Pixley says:

    Letting your not-so-secret evil self come out with this one, CE — where do you get this stuff? Effectively gruesome and terrifying!

    Liked by 1 person

  18. michael1148humphris says:

    With Rock and Roll for the first course, I am not surprised something softer is offered for later courses. 😉

    Liked by 1 person

  19. I think this is probably the most horrible story I have read ever…. well done (I will have nightmares tonight)

    Liked by 2 people

  20. Corine Gouy says:

    Tu m’invite à dîner ?

    Liked by 1 person

  21. I started reading his smiling & ended reading through splayed fingers!!

    Liked by 1 person

  22. Lynn Love says:

    You truly are a devilishly twisted man – I mean that as a compliment of course. The couples segment was sick, but then with finish with the children. That’s the darkest tale I’ve read in a while C. Well done!

    Liked by 3 people

  23. trentpmcd says:

    Sorry, I won’t be joining you for dinner. I find the music distasteful…
    Yow, this one is morbid!

    Liked by 2 people

  24. emmylgant says:

    I’m with Iain Kelly on that one…

    Liked by 1 person

  25. granonine says:

    I had to “like” for the writing, but truly, it gave me cold chills. Yikes.

    Liked by 1 person

  26. James says:

    That’s one nasty monster.

    Liked by 1 person

  27. Now, that was a grisly story! I hope he gets caught soon. Nicely done.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

    Liked by 1 person

  28. Iain Kelly says:

    Well that was revolting. I feel we have reached ‘peak CE Ayr!’ 🙂


  29. Dear C.E.

    I clicked ‘like’ under protest. You could title this the “Song of Hannibal Lector.” Eew. But you set up the story well.



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  30. Sandra says:

    You mined a previously unvisited seam of cruelty here. I’d like to press like, but find I can’t. Expertly, horrifically executed in more ways than one.

    Liked by 1 person

  31. neilmacdon says:

    He has hard to meet needs!

    Liked by 1 person

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