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Home Cooking

May 18, 2017

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THE PROMPT:
This week’s photo prompt courtesy of, and copyright by, Roger Bultot.

THE STORY:

Home Cooking

He read the name on her ID before she made it to the counter. The other two wore no IDs, he had no idea who they were.

He was prepared.

“Help you ladies?” he said.

She flashed her badge. “Russ Benson. He work here?”

“Did.”

“Can you be more specific?”

“Russ quit yesterday.”

“Any reason?”

“Something about owing money; needing to hide.”

“That strike you as odd?”

“Hey, I don’t ask questions, you know?”

“Mind if we look around.”

He didn’t mind. If they didn’t look in the plate at the end of the counter he didn’t mind at all.

(Note: I didn’t notice the kid’s arm behind the ketchup bottle until I had finished. Would it had made a difference if I’d seen it earlier? Probably not.)

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17 Comments leave one →
  1. May 18, 2017 3:22 pm

    Eeeewwwwwwww

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    • Michael B. Fishman permalink*
      May 22, 2017 8:15 am

      I’m glad that someone said that! 🙂 Thank you!

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  2. May 18, 2017 7:17 pm

    Reminds me of Sergeant Schultz. “I know nothing…nothing.” 😉 Good take on the prompt.

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  3. May 19, 2017 6:39 am

    Hopefully, he’s got a good poker face! Nice one.

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  4. Life Lessons of a Dog Lover permalink
    May 19, 2017 4:48 pm

    Great dialogue but I am confused by the line “If they didn’t look in the plate at the end of the counter.” Was there something very dark going on?

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    • Michael B. Fishman permalink*
      May 22, 2017 8:16 am

      The plate and the end of the counter held some of the remains of poor old Russ Benson.

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      • Life Lessons of a Dog Lover permalink
        May 22, 2017 9:36 am

        Ew!

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        • Michael B. Fishman permalink*
          May 22, 2017 10:25 am

          LOL! That’s the reaction I was hoping for so thank you! 🙂

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  5. May 20, 2017 9:22 am

    haha, well told!

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  6. May 21, 2017 1:28 pm

    Great one.. I guess that she’ll be served Russ for lunch…

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    • Michael B. Fishman permalink*
      May 22, 2017 8:17 am

      Thanks, Björn! I’m hoping she’s a vegetarian.

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  7. May 22, 2017 5:11 am

    Dear Michael,

    I’m afraid of what’s on the pate at the end. You made me chuckle and cringe at the same time. Good one.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  8. May 23, 2017 9:23 am

    Oh my gosh! If old Russ fit in a plate there must have been little of him left. O_o Scary but good writing, Michael. 🙂 — Suzanne

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