Saturday, July 26, 2014

Hot Sauce

PHOTO PROMPT Copyright – Marie Gail Stratford


Our school’s groundsman Patrick was a straight meat and two veg man.  In the years before he retired I never saw him venture outside the confines of his traditional fare.

So when I bumped into him at the local Asian grocery store, I expressed my surprise.

“The wife wanted to get some ingredients for tonight” he sheepishly replied.

Wife? The bachelor boy had succumbed to the charms of a young Asian bride.

I glimpsed our old librarian Miss Wordsworth.  What a bit of gossip to tell her.

“Yes, Miss Wo.., er, Emily and I got married last month” he gushed.


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Written for Friday Fictioneers. Word Count : 100

A photo prompt of my favourite sauce and I nearly didn't write a blog entry this week.  Writing motivation is a separate story in itself.  Actually the Siricha Sauce was in the news recently but I decided to go another way.


18 comments :

  1. Dear Subroto,

    Sweet story. Life is full of curves and surprises. I enjoyed this.

    shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Thanks Rochelle. I didn't go for a too saucy story this time.

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  2. aww that was sweet :-) never too late to find true love...

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    1. Thanks Kz, I am glad you liked it

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  3. Such a sweet, tender story. I love this scene and how your brought us to the lovely conclusion. Nice job!

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    1. Thanks Dawn, I am happy that you enjoyed reading it.

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  4. Liked this. Sweet story. Actually hot and sweet sauce.

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    1. Thanks for reading and commenting Indira ji, life is sweet and sour anyway :-)

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  5. Such a sweet tale! :)
    Surprises indeed!

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    1. Thank you for reading and commenting. Some surprises are more pleasant than the others :-)

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  6. Subroto, Lovely story. People change so we should never be surprised. Well written. :) ---Susan

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    1. Change is the only constant in life. Thanks for your comments Susan.

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  7. Beautifully done. So the librarian is spicing up the groundsman's life now in more was than one.

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    1. Maybe she can read him like a book. Thanks for your comments Sarah.

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  8. Tongues will wag as soon as he gets out of ear shot! However, he deserves to be happy and why not - Go for it! Nan :)

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    1. He sure does. Thanks for reading and commenting Nan.

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  9. Ah, the beauty of gossip...inaccurate too many times. Loved your story.

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    1. Thank you Loré. Please gossip all about it :-)

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