MFtS – Pizza Pie – March 30, 2015

“Pizza anyone?”

“The Little Pizza Shop” on the corner of 5th Street and Gold Avenue makes the famous “Mario’s Favorite Super Pizza Special.” People come from all over the city to buy this very special pizza. It is one huge pizza pie incorporated with all the right ingrediants; pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, black olives, Italian sauce and three different kinds of cheeses. It is like eating a piece of heaven in every bite.

Little do the people know that Mario is a 598 pound, extremely depressed man, who is confined to his bed day after day due to his obesity. And, little do they know that Mario continues to eat six of those pizza pies every week.

Nevertheless, “The Little Pizza Shop” on the corner of 5th Street and Gold Avenue is “rolling in the dough.” Mario himself is dying to prove that.

So I ask you, “Pizza anyone?”

(148 words)

Thank you to Barbara Beacham for our photo prompt.

Barbara Beacham hosts the weekly challenge, Monday’s Finish the Story. She gives us a photo and the first sentence to base our story on and challenges us to write our story in 150 words or less. If you would like to scratch your creative itch, click on this link:

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75 thoughts on “MFtS – Pizza Pie – March 30, 2015

  1. I love pizza and hearing about Mario makes me want to say, “Maybe, I’ll hold back on that pizza.” Great story, it almost sounded like a news report πŸ˜ƒ

  2. I saw on the news once a huge man had to be lifted by a crane to get out of his home to see a doctor.
    Very sad. I like your doughy twist. Too much of a good thing…well isn’t.

    • That’s true, too much of a good thing, isn’t (in some cases). There is a show on TLC that often shows these obese people and how they often have to CUT them out of their homes and lift them with cranes into the ambulances or whatever they have that is able to transport them to the hospital. It is very sad.

  3. Wow, I can see Mario and also the customers over eating themselves. Mario getting more money and eating more and more. He won’t survive much longer! Well written!

  4. A great antidote to the dubious benefits of wallowing in dough covered in mounds of cheese ~ I’ll pass, thanks Joy πŸ™‚ ~ An imaginative response to the prompt ~ πŸ™‚

  5. Very well written and thought provoking!
    Poor Mario. Unfortunately, this is a tale which is becoming more common these days.

  6. A touch of sadness here, at Mario almost eating himself to death. But I love the play on words when you say he’s ‘rolling in the dough’ and ‘dying to prove that’. The ending is very well done. (Check your spelling of ingredients – it’s not ingrediants.) The pizza shop sounds a delight. πŸ™‚

  7. I was actually craving pizza but after seeing the part that Mario’s dying, I’ll pass :D. Thank. God I finished the left over pizza In my fridge last night, haha.

  8. It looks like ‘hell’ was hidden in that round piece of heaven.
    Yikes … I can’t remember when I last ate pizza(gluten issues).
    I used to miss is but no more. Now, I’ll remember thay story
    each time I see pizza. 😎

  9. That just goes to show there can be way too much of a good thing. Poor man. I know there are people who are handicapped that way. This was a good story and well done, Joy. — Suzanne

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