Copyright: Barbara W. Beacham

This is my weekly contribution to Monday’s Finish the Story, hosted by Barbara W. Beacham. Every Monday, Barb supplies a new picture prompt along with the first sentence for the story. The original story to be written should have only 100 to 150 additional words. I’ve bolded the first sentence given with the picture prompt. Be sure to click on the little blue frog in the blue box, after clicking on the link, to read the other stories.

The link for all the other stories is as follows:

Genre: Humor Fiction

Word Count: 4+2+150=156 Words


“Pizza anyone.”

My older sister, Anabelle, had invited her boyfriend of the month, Jason, over to show off her cooking skills. Let’s face it, she isn’t a glamor girl, far from it. Don’t get me wrong, she’s a great girl, but she doesn’t look like a movie star, even when she layers on the makeup.

Of course, Jason doesn’t look like Brad Pitt, either. Nice guy, but lacking personality. I guessed he was overweight for a reason, and Anabelle had discovered that reason.

With the sight of pizza, extra cheese and plenty of pepperoni, his face shone like the grand opening of a mall. Actually, I figured they would make a successful couple as long as she kept his stomach full.

They dated for one month, and she ran in all excited one evening. “He asked me to marry him.” She blurted out.

“Congratulations,” I said. “I guess the food did it.”

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16 thoughts on “THE POWER OF FOOD

  1. Thanks, Diana. A great gourmet meal might do it for me also. They dated for a month, so she probably cooked more than pizza. I’m glad you liked the story as I had fun writing it. 🙂 — Suzanne


  2. I guess the old saying, “The way to a man’s heart, is through his stomach,” holds true even today! Lovely post and story Suzanne! Thank you for your continuing participation in the MFtS challenge! I appreciate you… 🙂 Be well… ^..^


  3. This was great Suzanne! I was going to say the same thing that Barb said, “The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, but I heard a joke where a girl told her mother she found another way!” LOL! This was a fun story!


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