Thursday, December 22, 2016

Heart Burn

PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot

“The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.”

That’s my uncle, mouth full and mid way through his meal. 

It’s also the day the diner has its legendary all you can eat buffet.  From a mound of meat to homemade pastas, ceviche, soups; and soufflés baked to order. 

This was supposed be a relationship advice session but all I hear is the sound of mastication.

I haven’t had a proper meal since she walked out.   The smell is irresistible and I find myself savouring every bite.


He nods approvingly, “it’s your own heart that needs to heal first”.

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Written for Friday Fictioneers Word Count : 100

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18 comments :

  1. It sounds like a way to start healing...

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    1. Got to start somewhere. Thanks for your comments Björn.

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  2. Dear Subroto,

    Perfect title. I felt like I was there. Well done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. What did you order? :-) Thanks for your comments Rochelle, I am glad you liked it.

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  3. Wise uncle. Eat up, stay healthy, then heal inside.

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    1. Those wise uncles know best. Thanks for reading and commenting Alistair.

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  4. A clever and true story, Subroto, and Bread on the side–– Nice!

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    1. Bread goes with everything :-) Thanks for your comments Dawn.

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  5. You made me hungry, Subroto. Good food is so comforting, but can't make up for what is broken inside. Hope he finds a path to healing. Well done.

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    1. Nourish the body and then the soul. Thanks for your comments Amy I am glad you liked it.

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  6. Adorable story and it really got me at the end. Sometimes what we really need for healing is just to quietly enjoy ourselves for a while. Lovely.
    Anne from annehiga.com

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    1. Thanks for your lovely comments Anne. I am glad you liked it.

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  7. Layer with butter and cheese, smother it with meats, but before that fill it with happy thoughts, help it look for a new passion and watch it heal :-)

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    1. Sounds like the perfect recipe. Thanks for reading and commenting Purba.

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  8. Humorous, Subroto. Good advice through a mouthful of food. Good writing. Happy Holidays! :D --- Suzanne

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    1. All advice served with food is good advice :-) Thanks for your comments Suzanne.

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