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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
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  1. And a mother’s chicken is underappreciated! Funny how when we are young we want something different and then we get older and start craving the old standards as comfort food. Good take on the prompt!

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    April 16, 2019
    • That’s so true. I still refuse to eat liver though lol. Happy Easter Charli to you and your family. Just got back from Florida last night.


      April 21, 2019
  2. The other mother response: You will eat it and you will like it.


    April 16, 2019
  3. Nice use of the prompt, Susan. She sounds like my mom did. ~nan

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    April 14, 2019
  4. First night has all the fixings, second night left over scramble, soup, any way one can stretch limited resources.

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    April 12, 2019
  5. Papa Bear and I have noted fairly often that many of today’s kids play an active role in choosing (or rejecting) the supper menu. I see a lot of moms catering to whims and even making alternative meals to satisfy every pallate. We were raised old school like you, and you ate what was served or you didnt eat. There were no other options. Sometimes that wasn’t fun and didn’t seem fair, but we also didn’t grow up expecting the world to cater to us.

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    April 12, 2019
    • i can’t even begin to imagine what it would have been like to cook for each individual child (3 boys) . So true the world catering to us haha 🙂

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      April 13, 2019

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