CHEF BO… FridayFictioneers



CHEF BO…a drabble for FriFic

On the Northside of Chicago, a telephone rings…

“Hi Cheryl, it’s me, Ethel.”
“What’s up?”
“One word, Cheryl, Chef Bo.”
“That’s two words. What’s Chef Bo?”
“A new Chinese restaurant on Irving! We have to go.”
“You know I don’t like Chinese, Ethel.”
“Well, you like Birds Nest Soup, Cheryl.  And I’ll bet they have barbecued pork.”
“Liked, I found out how they make it, disgusting. I like the pork and I guess fried rice is okay. What’s with the Chef Bo obsession?”
“I have a coupon.”
“Of course you do, Ethel! If you had one to Hell we’d be crossing the river Styx. Okay, but you’re buying.”


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Thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for hosting Friday Fictioneers and C. E. Ayr for the photo prompt.

For more 100-word stories based on this photo, click here… 

22 responses

  1. Ha, nice to have you back Ted, you have been missed. Loved the humor in the dialogue… I wonder if Chef Bo is something close to hell… but maybe if you have a coupon it doesn’t matter.

  2. Cheryl and Ethyl!!!!! 😀 <3!
    My favorite line: "If you had [a coupon] to Hell we’d be crossing the river Styx." Brilliant wordsmithery, my sexy writer-friend! 🙂

  3. Dear Ted,

    That is your name, right? You look familiar…kind of like a bearded guy I’ve seen around facebook. 😉
    Love the story and the last line is hilarious.



  4. Welcome back, Ted! The dialogue in this is spot-on! Thanks for the smile.

  5. Ditto on reading you again. Good and cute welcome back FF piece. Send me a twofer too.

  6. Anything to save a buck! Fun stuff!

  7. Great, crisp dialogue. Ah those coupons… make you feel like you ought to buy even if you don’t want the product. Good to see you back – missed you.

  8. Ha, I love how some people will do anything as long as they have a coupon. Great dialogue!

  9. I like Ethel. I’m a coupon person too.

  10. Hahaha the lure of coupons. Loved the humorous take on the prompt 🙂

  11. Ha! Well told. Anything for a coupon! A fun piece

  12. great humor. just made my day… 🙂

  13. I missed your funny stories, loved this one!

  14. Nice use of discount. It is such a global take.

  15. Yeah, but there’s a toll over the River Styx so I ain’t going! I mean, not never!

  16. Hey, Ted! Good to see you! Sometimes the coupon can be a bad sign. Great dialogue.

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    Great fun. I enjoyed it thoroughly.

  18. Haha–fun! I like the coupon comment as the ending!

  19. Ethel sounds like me. If I have a coupon, we’re going!

  20. You can’t let a good coupon go to waste. Love the Styx line. Fun story.

  21. Welcome back, Ted. Thanks for bringing those ladies along with you. Hilarious. If there’s a coupon, of course, you have to try it. Good writing. 😀 — Suzanne

  22. I don’t think I want to know how they make barbecued pork!

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