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Flash Fiction April 11

It’s flash fiction time again over at Carrot Ranch. In 99 words (no more, no less) write a short story using the phrase “Beggars Can’t Be Choosers” To see more about this challenge head on over to the ranch. Hope to see you there.


What’s for dinner Mom?

You won’t like my answer, but we are having roasted chicken, broccoli, rice, and a Caesar salad.

Oh great, chicken again. I hate chicken and you know that.

Chicken is what’s on sale this week, and you know that we don’t have a lot of money right now. It’s funny how you will eat Popeye’s chicken and Wild Wing but you give me a hard time every time I make it.

I don’t know why; I just don’t like homemade chicken. Never have.

You know what I always tell you, dear, beggars can’t be choosers.

© Susan Zutautas 2019
26 Comments Post a comment
  1. Gosh, that last line sounds like my mother. To which I always replied: But I’m not begging. 🙂

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    April 12, 2019
  2. I like this! Nice take on the prompt!

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    April 12, 2019
  3. My mom cooked fish for every dinner and I didn’t appreciate that. I now know eating fish is healthier. What do kids know? Great flash, Susan! 🙂

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    April 12, 2019
  4. haha…I have used the above proverb for my son with regards to cooking as well.
    Unless he cooks…which shall not happen so might as well eat what I’ve cooked 😉

    Good one!!

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    April 11, 2019
  5. A moment in every child’s hood…

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    April 11, 2019

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