This week’s writing challenge was to write 150 words on anything; however verbs and adjectives ( and nouns where possible) had to have a gastronomic/food connection.
I found this challenge very tricky. I’m not sure I have adhered strictly to the rules, but here is my food-themed tale of nightclub romance. 120 words, excluding title.
A Recipe For Love?
Drinking at the bar. Smokey room full of dried old fruits and sloppy seconds. Drum sticks roll, beating out a rhythm on skins pulled tight.
Out of the steam she rises, a slice of perfection. With a stirring in the loins, he whisks across the dance floor, cutting through the leftovers, reducing down the competition, until all that’s left is his sweetie.
She turns and freezes, a buyer at the meat market. He’s really cooking now, inexpertly blending cheesy lines with tender flattery. She lets him stew in his own juices for a while, until his passion comes to the boil.
“So, are you hot for me?!”
“Get stuffed,” she replies, grabbing the nearest beefcake and making for the door.
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