On January 13, 2021, P.T. Wyant posted a Wednesday Words prompt which was very specific. Setting: a kitchen. Characters: a young man and an old man. Situation: a dinner prep and an overflowing trash can.
I have a harder time with the specific prompts. I couldn’t come up with anything until I pictured a particular old man and a particular young man who’d both played a particular character in movies and television.
This story was the result…
The old man faces the young man in the kitchen
They discuss variations techniques of dinner preparation
Different methods of refining the ingredients
For a forbidden banquet everyone enjoys
The old man wears a nostalgic smile
The young man tries to keep a straight face
The old man recalls former friends, dinners past
An unfortunate incident afterwards in the study
The young man thinks of what a success his party just was
Of the guest with gentle eyes and a melancholy smile
The one he wanted above all others to be there
He can always arrange an intimate party for his favorite
The intimate parties are perhaps the best
One can’t deny the delight of a spectacle
A large well-dressed audience to applaud their talents
The trash is overflowing with things they’d rather not see
Blood is leaking out, betraying the feast’s origins
The old man shakes his head for the young one has something to learn about tidying up
A proper clean-up is necessary after such entertainments
Still a measure of recklessness is to be expected in the young
As they develop their talents and their appetities.