Roberta harrumphed when she saw it. For a moment, she just stood there contemplating closing the oven door…leaving it to smolder until it was nothing more than a pan full of ashes.
She looked up at the clock. There were only four hours left before her partner would walk through the door. She did the mental math on how long it had taken her to destroy this meal.
The telephone number chanted through her mind. With a resigned sigh, she dialed the number, thinking, One day, someone is going to figure it out.
“Yes. I need to place an order. To go.”
This week’s word is ashes. Tonight’s flash comes in at 102 against the September limit of 125 words.
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Are you someone who could burn water? Have you ever ordered food and passed it off as your own? Have you ever considered it? What is your favorite dish to cook?
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