Friday Fictioneers is a weekly blog link-up based on a photo prompt. The Challenge – write a one hundred word story inspired by the picture that has a beginning, middle, and end. (No one will be ostracized for going a few words over the count.) The Key – make every word count. Up to the challenge? Join in!
Table for One
“It’s just me.”
“Yes. Table for one.”
“I have a table for three. I could put you with a couple.”
“Is this a sex club?”
“No! This is a restaurant. A popular restaurant.”
“Then I’ll take the table alone.”
“I can’t do that, ma’am. Every seat must be filled.”
“Surely there’s a group who needs an extra chair?”
“Surely you could sit with some others. Maybe make some friends?”
“I have friends, thank you. What I need is food.”
“I have to fill every seat. I can’t seat one except at the bar and the bar is full.”
100 words. Fiction, though I have found, on occasion, that it is difficult to convince hosts that I am indeed perfectly comfortable dining alone in public.
Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh! It’s my picture. Thank you, Rochelle, for the opportunity to share an image for inspiration.
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