The Food of Love – Six Sentence Story

Artwork by Phil Burns

This challenge is produced by GirlieOnTheEdge with the following simple rules:
Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Use the current week’s prompt word – HARMONY

Click here to hear the author read his words:

The Food of Love

My taste in music, as you can probably guess, is primarily rock ‘n’ roll, but increasingly I find that my interest lies more in the instrument than the tune.

Cats, for example, are pretty good, although their yowls become tedious rather quickly, whereas a dog’s howls have more variety, greater range, especially if suspended over flames.

Elderly folks have a higher pitch, but are rather too weak to truly fulfil my needs, so a couple of lovers, played together, can sometimes be very rewarding.

Their anger at what I inflict on the other adds a different, very welcome dimension, although too often they create discordance rather than harmony.

So I think that, overall, children are my favourites, because they do shriek quite exquisitely.

And they taste so much better afterwards.

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42 Responses to The Food of Love – Six Sentence Story

  1. Spira says:

    Penny Dreadful, 6 to be exact!


  2. My dear ceayr, may I say this was exquisitely executed in your stylistic nonchalant manner, totally enhanced by your reading (as always) of this dark tale of a taste test, lol


  3. Liz H says:

    Oh my dear Lord! Time for your MC to consider vegetarianism and psychotherapy, with any of a large variety of chutneys as a side dish!


  4. I was a little confused at the dog over flames, but I gave the character the benefit of the doubt, even as it got creepier. I laughed when I got to the part about the kids. Apparently I am a terrible person. Loved it btw


    • ceayr says:

      I imagine that, for a first time visitor, this was a wee bit of a surprise, Anne.
      I’m pleased that you stayed with it, and found your inner darkness in time to laugh.
      Thank you


  5. You described your taste in music quite literally! Pass the ketchup.


  6. emkingston says:

    You got me at the dog suspended over flames 🙂 I knew from there that it was going to go to the darkside *giggles* This reminds me of Silence of the Lambs a bit 🙂 Great morbid six, my friend!


  7. Awful and terrible and well written as always.


  8. Frank Hubeny says:

    I knew this was going in a dark direction when I read about those dog yowls suspended over flames. It sounds like the introduction to a cookbook for witches. Nicely described.


  9. Hannibal Lecter, eat your heart out, along with some fava beans and a nice chianti. 😉


  10. UP says:

    great job


  11. clark says:

    nicely executed misdirection… (look, out the porthole, is that a whale?) lol
    fun Six


  12. Chris Hall says:

    Sharp intake of breath! Masterfully done, you had me at the dogs ‘suspended over flames’. I really would not want to be inside your head.


  13. ladysighs says:

    OMG! It’s the One-eyed one-horned flyin’ Purple People Eater!

    One Word Sunday – Blob


  14. Lindsey says:

    Superbly awful enhanced by your tone of voice.


  15. trishsplace says:

    Gruesome! Well done.


  16. Indira says:

    So grisly story. You write these types of stories with so much coolness. Very well crafted.

    Liked by 1 person

  17. Zelda Winter says:

    Children shriek exquisitely–I kinda like that 🙂


  18. jenne49 says:

    I don’t know why I’m laughing!
    This is grisly and horrific and truly wonderful.
    So well crafted, so understated and such a horrible climax, and all read in a sunny tone.
    I think it merits a ‘jings!’

    Liked by 1 person

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