Flash Fiction #144

Hot Chili
PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll


It was a fantastic idea, inspired, as many fantastic ideas were, by the liberal application of beer. He had decided to make chili as the snack for his turn to host the guys’ Friday poker bash.

He liked his food with a little heat to it….and surely his buddies would too. He put in lots of chili powder, and several shakes of Tabasco.  Maybe he’d add some of this stuff his mother’d given him.

Hmm, Scotch Bonnet Pepper?? Bonnets??  Thanks Mom.  Probably some delicate old schoolmarm spice.  He’d add a good tablespoonful.

Dig in guys. It’s got a little kick.


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


I’ve finally come full circle and am now plagiarizing from myself. This is a re-imagining of my #46, Four Alarm Flash Fiction story of April 16, 2015.  Sorry guys.  I couldn’t help myself.  When I saw all those spewing fire hoses outside the frat house, it was either that, or a “cold shower” story.

16 thoughts on “Flash Fiction #144

  1. draliman says:

    Mmm, sounds like my kind of chilli! Love the first sentence.


    • Archon's Den says:

      I just watched a collection of short videos about “Why Women Live Longer.” I’m sure that most of the young male antics were fuelled by beer – and that’s watery American lager beer, not good brown British ale. 😳

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Iain Kelly says:

    That is going to burn!


  3. James says:

    I’m imagining a bunch of guys sitting around with their heads burned off, or maybe sometime later, sitting on the toilet wishing for something fireproof with which to wipe themselves.


  4. Oh, I’m thinking ghost pepper reactions happening. Mom, evidently likes it hot.


  5. Ha ha – now that would blow the roofs of their mouths off!

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos


  6. Sarah Ann says:

    That reply is going to be hot. I hope there’s lots of yogurt and ice cream to hand. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  7. granonine says:

    He set a few fires, for sure 🙂


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