Paula’s Prompts: Wednesday Words

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. 

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