Tuesday is when I tackle some Five Sentence Fiction. Feel free to take Lillie McFerrin’s challenge to write a five sentence story based on a single word prompt. The word does not have to appear in your five sentences, just used for direction. This week’s word is Flawed.
Here is my offering:
Everything was perfect. A personal chef was hired who had developed an inspired menu: lobster bisque for the first course, caramelized sea scallops on a bed of mushroom and truffle risotto for the second followed by a melt-in-your-mouth filet mignon dressed with blue cheese and a side of artichoke hearts, and finally a dessert of warm, tender, freshly made donut holes served with coffee flavored whipped cream. He set the table with their best china and silver, lit the candles, decanted the wine and put on the rented tux while the chef began clattering around in the kitchen—their house had never smelled so delicious.
Jakob waited anxiously for Annalisa to walk in the door when he would surprise her with a bouquet of roses and a gourmet dinner being prepared right in their own home. He wasn’t aware of the flaw in his plan until his wife called from her mother’s house in tears; their anniversary had been last week.