Flash Fiction #88


PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields


“Aargh, have ya ever bin ta sea, Billy?”

We were a long way from the sea. Any pirates on that trickle of water would have to come by kayak.

I loved Roger like a brother, but sometimes he was so immature. As a chef, he was supposed to be creative – artistic, but we were here to assess this old restaurant.  It died because it had served country food to country folk.

It had the stream behind, and the glorious mountains in front. With a little promotion, a new day – and the hipsters – would come.  We would serve Attitude, and Flair!


Go to Rochelle’s Addicted to Purple site and use her Wednesday photo as a prompt to write a complete 100 word story.


20 thoughts on “Flash Fiction #88

  1. A nice upbeat story, full of hope. I liked the characterization in so few words. Well done.


    • Archon's Den says:

      Always lots of hopes and plans, despite statistics that say 50% of all new restaurants fail within two years. As bad as marriages. 😯
      Writing from experience always lends more realism. I’ve known a couple of each of these characters. Thanx for stopping by. 🙂


  2. draliman says:

    Great story! I have a feeling, though, that Roger might want to turn it into a pirate-themed restaurant.


  3. I think you can’t go wrong… those hipsters will come pirates or not… Was that Jolly Roger maybe?


    • Archon's Den says:

      Nice name connection. I didn’t make it because Roger was a real prep-chef who took a 5-year sabbatical to work in my auto-parts plant. He’s now back in the kitchen, at a local upscale Indian restaurant. 🙄


  4. Dale says:

    This was a fun read! Arrgh! Maggot-filled potatoes and some kind of slop! Maybe not, eh?


  5. Mike says:

    You served attitude and flare


  6. gahlearner says:

    Crows nest on algae sauce, flying fish in salt crust and some tropical fruit as dessert–why not. 🙂 Fun story.


  7. mickwynn2013 says:

    Nice story. I enjoyed it


  8. Thom Carswell says:

    The first line made me chuckle! I love a good ‘aargh’!


  9. Margaret says:

    Pity the country town when the hipsters come flooding in. They won’t know what hit them. I like your pair of entrepreneurs – they’re a good combo and should succeed. Great character building and an enjoyable story.


    • Archon's Den says:

      I’ve seen it happen locally, where the city has swollen and gobbled up tiny outlying villages.
      Two different personalities are more likely to succeed. The BlackBerry phone was developed here. After about five years, the two founding partners were each given a $200 million handshake and told to go develop something else. While great tech nerds, neither was an effective administrator, and the company almost tanked.
      Thanx for the visit. 🙂


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