“Mum, cook something different? Soup and casseroles are so passé.”
“Because it isn’t what is needed.”
“I’m sure they’d prefer some tappas. Some fried green spanish olives and perhaps beetroot, fetta and sweet potato empanadas with chimichurri.”
“No. Pumpkin soup and chicken casserole like I always do. Not because I always do it but because it is needed.”
“Mum you have no idea!” Jenny stormed off shaking her head.
Jenny shook her head with disbelief. Her Mum gone.
“Here darling. Have some warm orange and thyme olives.” Aunt Meredith held out the tray.
“No, I need Mum’s comfort food.”
In response to Charli’s prompt where she asks
May 4, 2017 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about comfort food. How can this familiarity influence a story or character? Is it something unusual, like Twinkies from the 1970s? Or is it something from home, from another place or time? Go where the prompt leads.
Respond by May 9, 2017 to be included in the compilation (published May 10). Rules are here. All writers are welcome!