My boyfriend was coming for dinner and I was cooking for him. I wanted to make a good impression. I quickly looked over my spice cabinet to make sure I had all the ingredients that I would need to make my special dinner. Everything I needed was there.
I started cooking my speciality meal, letting it simmer for hours to spread the wonderful flavor throughout. The smell in my apartment was enticing.
With the table beautifully set, the meal cooked and ready to eat, I waited for him to knock. I waited and waited.
My spirit was crushed. I had been stood up and left with a cold meal on my hands and no one to feed.
Finally, the phone rang.
“Is it too late to come for dinner? I got tied up in traffic.”
I almost started crying.
“Of course it isn't too late! I hope you like your spaghetti cold.”
“I love cold spaghetti!”
My spirit soared. It was going to be a very good evening after all.
Thank you Maria for our photo prompt this week! (Maria with Doodles and Scribbles).
This is my 170 word submission for the flash fiction challenge, Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. We are given a photo prompt and approximately 75-175 words with which we use to create our stories. It's fun and everyone is invited to participate. For more information, click HERE.
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