“For one day, Ethel! Is it too much to ask to have just one day when you don’t call me with some crazy request? A damn waterpark, really?”
“Oh. I’m sorry to have made you feel this way. I’m going to cry. I’m going to hang up now, Cheryl, you have hurt my feelings.”
Their phones do not ring each other for two days.
“Hi Ethel, it’s me, Cheryl.”
“I know who it is.”
“I’m sorry, can you ever forgive me? I treated you terribly, I’m an awful friend.”
“You forgive me? Or I’m awful?”
~ ~ ~ to be continued ~ ~ ~
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July 25: Flash Fiction Challenge… I realize this is a departure from a true flash fiction story, as there is no end… yet.
This was the prompt… In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes the phrase “for one day.”
Somewhere in Chicago a telephone rings…
“Hi Cheryl, it’s Ethel! Guess what?”
“What now, Ethel?”
“I found a place!”
“Okay? Found a place for what?”
“A butcher shop! It’s in University Village.”
“You do know they sell meat at the Jewel, Ethel. Why would I want to go all the way to Little Italy to buy meat?”
“Well you drag me to Maxwell Street to get pork chop sandwiches, and Luigi’s is right near by.”
“I don’t have to drag you, Ethel, you love to go! And, always have to bring back a load of useless crap. What’s so special about this Luigi?”
“I found out he invented the pork chop sandwich! That’s where you get the right kind of pork chops, and I bet we can get the recipe.”
“Dammit, Ethel! I just made soup, but now my mouth is watering for a pork chop.”
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If your mouth is watering like Cheryl’s, you can make your own ‘Chicago style pork chop sandwich’… Here’s a recipe: PORK CHOP SANDWICH
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Here’s one for Mondays Finish the Story by Barbara Beacham. It’s based on the photo she provides and the first line of the story, which I used as the caption of the photo to start the story. I was going to say he was a butcher, but my friend Eric at MOMUS NEWS used that (and his story is a good one, check it out), so I made Luigi famous. The Maxwell Street pork chop sandwiches are pretty famous… actually invented by Jimmy Stefanovic.
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I thought I’d share this with my friends at Yeah Write hanging out at the Moonshine still. Those living in Chicago will know what I’m talking about.
You can read other stories there…