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 Inspire.
Gregory thought his plan was inspired; he’d made reservations, stopped by the restaurant early to finalize arrangements, and returned home to put on his best suit. They had been shown to a prime table and showered with all sorts of attention when he slipped the maître d’ some cash and told him with a wink that it was Sheryl’s birthday. The food and wine were sublime, and at the end of the meal a trio of handsome, deeply tanned waiters set a rich, dense slice of “Death by Chocolate” down in front of Sheryl and sang an Italian version of “Happy Birthday” in three part harmony. When the three tenors retreated Sheryl took a bite and Gregory went down on one knee—ready to propose—from where he watched his frightened girlfriend begin to choke on the engagement ring that had been hidden in her slice of cake and was now firmly lodged in her throat. Luckily, Ernesto—one of the three swarthy Italian tenors—knew how to administer the Heimlich Maneuver keeping the dessert’s name from fulfilling a prophecy.
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