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Flash in the Pan: Fork

cooking-wifeAfter a full day of tending to the baby, Marla was exhausted.
Dinners in the oven, so she set the table, put out chilled wine, and candles.
“Bob will be home soon, I better change.” she thought.
Slipping into her new practical dress she remembered the earrings Bob gave her for her birthday and put them on. “Perfect, now to get the meat on the table.”
As she lights the candles she heared the door.
“I’m home!”
“Hello Bob, how was your day?”
“Hectic,” as he kissed her then sat down at the table.
“Dinner looks great, Marla, and so do you.”
“Mmm, the meat is delicious, and so tender I can cut it with a fork.” he mentions after he took a few bites.
“So how was your day Marla?”
“Tiring, but accomplished,”
“Was the baby good?”
“Mostly quiet.”
“That’s great! Where’s our baby now?”
“Your eating it, Bob.”

© 2013

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This is part of the M3 Flash in the Pan word challenge.
Challenged word is Fork with a word limit of 150 words.

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  1. Oh my God! Deb! *insert scream of horror*

    That was brilliant!

    I wonder if she then laughs at his look of horror and says “I’m joking! She’s asleep” or “Moves gracefully up to him and slits his throat”..lol

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    • This one is to give the sense that she accomplished getting rid of something that was exhausting her….Thank you, Sherri! xo

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  2. Good story with the perfect twist!!! 🙂

    Nicely done Deb!!! 🙂

    Love and hugs!

    Prenin.

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  3. Binky

     /  June 1, 2013

    Well that’s not an ending I expected from you! Maybe Andro or Wendy. . .

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    • I learn from the best. 😉
      I knew I’d surprise you with this..even myself.

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  4. Deb! I didn’t know you had it in you! You totally made my jaw drop with that ending! Awesome! 🙂

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  5. Cannibals!

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  6. Wow, Deb, you surprised me with that twist! I actually heard myself gasp! And I could just hear the horror flick music in the background. This was brilliant, my friend and Johnny Depp in Sweeny Todd came to mind, too! 🙂 Many hugs! xoxo

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    • I’m glad I caught you cause a gasp in the end…That what I meant to happen.Thank you so much, Lauren!
      Much love and hugs, my friend! xoxo

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  7. !!!!!!! 🙂 And the cherry topping is the photo you’ve used!!! Pure perfection!
    Excellent, Deb!!
    🙂

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  8. Totally caught me out with the surprise ending Deb, I had no idea at all and then Wham!!! 🙂 You have a lovely way with words my friend. I’ll be on the lookout for more short stories… hugs aplenty… (someone mention JD?? I’ve gone all unnecessary!! 😉 ) xxxPenxxx

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    • Then I did what I set out to do…thank you so much, Pen!
      Whose JD?
      Love and hugs xxx

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      • Cough!!! Debs,. … who’s JD? Johnny Depp… Faint!! 😉 xx

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        • Splashing your face with water…I know him, who doesn’t! The initials just caught me off guard…I won’t forget next time. 😉
          I adore Johnny Depp! He’s handsome and brilliant! 🙂 xxx

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          • and he’s gorgeous, did you mention gorgeous?… and, oooops!!!! …. fainting again!! xxx 😉 xxx

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            • That he is, Pen!…that he is. Oh, did I repeat myself? I guess I wanted to be sure you heard my agreement. xxx

  9. Perfectly twisted, loved it.

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  10. AAAIIIEEEEE!!!!!!
    [Insert Twilight Zone music here]
    I hope their baby was a calf or goat or lamb…

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  11. Haha I love how you challenge what we think of when we say ‘baby’!!

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  12. buaahahaha. come on over for the holidays when we roast an unbaptized baby on the Yule log. Bet you are bursting recopies!
    Great Flash piece 🙂

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    • Lol…great comment, Rach. I look to see if I have any for the occasion…lol
      Thanks Rach!
      xo

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  13. I like the cannibal twist at the very end, and can imagine
    his gut reaction 😦 lmao This is impressive writing Deb, and
    should we expect anything less from such a wicked artist
    as yourself 🙂 Keep flashing them Deb, I like it 🙂 Hey 😉 lol

    Andro xxxx

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    • Thank you, Andro…Your comment meant a lot since you yourself are such a great writer.
      I will see what else I have stored up in thought.
      Hugs a plenty! xxx

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      • I am only as good as the next person Deb, you are always very generous with your thoughts about my scripting and I appreciate that a lot my great friend 🙂 🙂

        Have a lovely Tuesday 🙂

        Andro xxxx

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        • No you not…your better!
          Your welcome, Andro, and you too are very kind and generous with all the wonderful comments you leave me, whether is be a drawing, painting, or script…and I appreciate that!
          Have a fine Wednesday evening, my friend! 🙂
          xxx

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  14. Gyaaaaaa… I never thought you can come up with this horror, I thought that was Andro’s department 😉
    Great flash Deb!

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  15. AAAHHHH!!!
    You TOTALLY got me, Deb! I wouldn’t have seen that coming in a MILLION years! What a turn!
    🙂

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    • Ahhh, I accomplished what I had hoped for.
      Glad you liked it, Sig…thank you!
      xx

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  16. And now I know why I’m a vegetarian. lol
    Really good, Deb!!!

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  17. Unexpected twist. A true horror story that the Master of Suspense would approve of.

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    • And we both know who that is. 😉
      Thank you, Judy, that is a very kind and generous compliment!

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  18. omg who are you ??
    where is my Debbie??
    what a scary story
    made something for you hope you like it 🙂

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    • I was in an unusual imaginative mood and thought I’d make good use of it!
      For me?…thank you, Soma!…I’m honored! 🙂
      Big hug!

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  19. Love. It. *wicked laughter*
    xxx

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  20. Very funny! But, remind me never to accept a dinner invitation… – Jadi

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