Flash Fiction # 279

PHOTO PROMPT © David Stewart


Paleo??!  Keto??!  Vegan??!  Ovo-Lacto??!  Why can I not find a diet to help me get rid of this Molson-muscle roof over my tool-shed?  Six-pack?  Looks more like a keg.

Visceral fat??!  Sounds gruesome!  What exactly is a calorie, and why do they want to take up residence around my beltline?

The doctor said to watch my food intake, so I put it right here by the computer – good stuff.  I’m beginning to like this COVID remote, working from home deal.  I don’t even have to walk to the bus stop anymore, or up to the office.  It’s to die for.


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22 thoughts on “Flash Fiction # 279

  1. 1jaded1 says:

    Lol @ “The doctor wanted me to watch my food intake, so I put it right here by my computer – good stuff.” That writing is good stuff. Now, I’m craving sunny side up eggs. Five more hours to wait.


  2. The perils of working from home, I’m sure this is relatable to many.


  3. The COVID weight gain from too much sitting.
    A great write on the results of it. Soon, we’ll have
    programs on how to get up and go. ha ha


  4. shimoniac says:

    Orson Welles once said that his doctor forbade him from having intimate dinners for four, unless there were three other people present.


    • Archon's Den says:

      Opera singer, Beverly Sills once ordered a 32 ounce steak at a restaurant. A dismayed friend said, “You’re not going to eat that alone, are you?”
      She replied, “Of course not, with a baked potato and salad.” 😉 😀


  5. Rivergirl says:

    I’ve been watching my food intake these past two years of Covid. It’s been quite impressive….


  6. Danny James says:

    Die might just be the right word.


  7. Bill says:

    So tell me, “are you gunna eat that?” I still like the looks of that breakfast. Nicely done.


  8. Margaret says:

    A chuckle in every paragraph, but a chill in the last sentence. Great story.


  9. msjadeli says:

    Good description for a lot of folks these days. I haven’t seen too many losing weight with remote work.


  10. Dear Archon,

    COVID certainly didn’t do anything for our waistlines, did it? I remember a whole lotta bread baking happening during lockdown.




  11. Archon's Den says:

    Bread??! Did someone say, Fresh bread? French toast??! 😎
    Do you know someone named Arconovich, or Arconovitz?? 😕


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