Flash Fiction #208


PHOTO PROMPT © Ronda Del Boccio

Continuing from last week’s Flash Fiction, I give you


The refrigerator is empty?? You two boys are going to have to pull up your socks. Guys are allowed to grocery shop. It’s in the Constitution. I gave you cash, a shopping list, and instructions to stop at the store after school.

We are not going to use the ‘Skip The Dishes’ app, and order burritos delivered, because we don’t have a Skip The Mortgage Payment option. If you felt that playing World of Warcraft was more important than getting meat and fresh veggies – we’ll make do.

Which would you prefer – olives on rye sandwiches, or cream of peach soup?   😳


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


18 thoughts on “Flash Fiction #208

  1. Dale says:

    Have you been spying on me again?
    Mind you, my boys are at the age where I no longer give them the money. If they want to cook and feel there is “nothing in the fridge” then they can bloody well go shopping on their own!


    • Archon's Den says:

      I could peer in the windows of every house with teenage boys, and see this. As you see, they eventually grow up (a bit). Mine is 48, and stops at a supermarket on his way home at 8:00 AM, to pick up a copy of the Toronto Sun, before they all get sold out.
      There are a lot of time-sensitive specials at that time of morning. He has learned to shop for himself, and also for the house. 😀


      • Dale says:

        I’ve no more teenagers (but just became so very recently).
        Neither shops for the house unless it is milk or eggs… I’m working on ’em


  2. draliman says:

    I’ll take the olives option, sounds quite tasty! That’ll teach them to do their chores.


    • Archon's Den says:

      I’m not sayin’ that people are crazy, but…. people are crazy!
      A girl my niece went to school with brought buttered bread and – peeled and sliced oranges for sandwiches. Apple sandwiches, and radish – and those crazy Brits eat cucumber sandwiches, and watercress. That’s how Weinstein lured Randy Andy. 😳

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  3. Dear Archon,

    Cream of peach soup? Intriguing. Perhaps the boys will learn to be more responsible in the future. 😉 And maybe cows will take wing, right?




  4. I’m actually a fan of olive-on-rye sandwiches, so I’m a bit torn here on who I should support… 😉


  5. granonine says:

    Brilliant! A great read 🙂


  6. msjadeli says:

    If that doesn’t teach them, it will at least give them a trauma memory for adulthood 😉


  7. magarisa says:

    Hahaha… this is great! This part’s my fave: “We are not going to use the ‘Skip The Dishes’ app, and order burritos delivered, because we don’t have a Skip The Mortgage Payment option.”


  8. Yum, olive and rye sandwich sounds good to me. Entertaining tale!


    • Archon's Den says:

      I would try the peach soup. Olives, and coffee, are something that I’ve just never acquired a taste for. When she orders a pizza, the leftovers are safe from me, because I won’t even peel off the olives.
      Thanx for the visit. Maybe we could do it again some time. 🙂

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