Saturday, 15 September 2012

Five Sentence Fiction - Awkward

Here it is lovelies. This week it is Awkward. 

So this was it; after several weeks of courting, wooing and blatant flattery she had finally said yes to dinner. 

A minor setback was that he had made the impression he could cook quite well and after the initial panic had spent most of the day preparing a three course meal using several recipe books and untold phone conversations with his mother, sister and aunt on the intricacies of measuring, boiling and how to work the oven. 

His Maitre D' friend had even lent him some great linen and table ware from the restaurant he worked in, so he laid the table, light candles, put the Cava in the bucket and put the melon in port starter down on crushed ice to keep them cool.    

As she purred over (he was impressed at himself too!) his culinary skills, he sashayed into the kitchen to bring out the piece de resistance; the main course.

Coming back in he placed the rack of lamb on the table and it was then, just as he thought that this was completely in the bank, she decided to tell him that she was vegetarian.


  1. Uh oh! Awkward indeed...
    This can be salvaged by Mr. Delivery... he's just a phone call away!

  2. Ohhh...awkward! Great story! Love it! Thank you!

  3. Oh my that is VERY awkward situation! Brilliant the way you brought us all in and then bam! love it!

  4. Oh, very awkward BUT, she should have told him beforehand and was totally unworthy of all that effort. I'd never turn down a rack of lamb!

  5. I'd kill her... AAARRRRGGGHHHH!
    great story, great details, great build up, and great let down.
    Did he throw her out and call his mother, his maitre D' friend and everyone else over for dinner? Randy

  6. Made me smile! She should have been up front with info like his reaction would be interesting!

  7. A great short tale that made me smile.
    All that hard work ..... and then she tells him!
    I hope he had a Plan B.

  8. Great take on the prompt. A truly awkward moment, for both parties.

  9. Ack! She'll be lucky if she doesn't end up wearing the lamb! Poor guy. Loved the build-up to that final wham! moment.

  10. Oh, that's so sad! Poor guy worked so hard, but missed that one crucial thing. Nice job :)


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