Copyright: Raina Ng

Here we are again this week. Today we’re in a virtual model home and sitting in the kitchen. We’re here to discuss our original stories for the week. This is the Friday Fictioneer’s group. Our hostess for this gathering is the talented and gracious author and artist, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. The challenge for each of us is to write a story with no more than 100 words. It’s supposed to have a beginning, middle, end, and follow the picture prompt for the week. This week’s prompt was chosen from one used before, so is a repeat for some of us. It was supplied then by Raina Ng. Thanks, Raina.

To read the other stories from group members, just click on the little blue frog in the blue box, after clicking on the link. The link for the other stories is as follows:

Genre: Humor Fiction

Word Count: 100 Words


A pair of newlyweds is strolling through a model home in a new development. Let’s listen in.

“Oh Henry, this is lovely. What room is this?”

“I think this is the kitchen, Laura. It looks something like the place where Mom cooks our food.”

“Oh yes, my mom cooks in a room a bit like this one. This looks a lot nicer than that kitchen though. The microwave is beautiful. I do know how to use that.”

“Well, never fear. Ha, ha. I’ll buy you the best one I can find.”

“Oh, Henry, you’re a great husband. I chose well.”




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55 thoughts on “NEWLYWEDS

    • Thanks, Seumas. At least she knows how to use a microwave. We know a man who didn’t know how to use the microwave. His wife had full control of the kitchen. She was an excellent cook though. πŸ˜€ — Suzanne


  1. I wonder what will happen when he wants an omelette like how his mama made…That’s when the real fun with start πŸ™‚ Funny story that shows how sheletered some people raise their kids into clueless adults.


    • Thanks, Ansumani. I guess after a few burned ones, she’ll learn eventually. She can always make hard boiled eggs in the microwave. I’m so glad you enjoyed the story. I love to write the funny ones. πŸ˜€ — Suzanne


  2. Oh my! If he wants her to fill his mother’s shoes, she (and he) are in for quite an interesting (I could use another word) relationship. Love only carries a couple so far when expectations of the unrealistic variety abound!


  3. Dreamers are so cute and innocent. I say that speaking from experience, although I started cooking at the age of 12, I was naive in other areas. But that’s how we learn, by making mistakes and moving into our future. Lovely telling!!


    • Thanks, Yolanda. I’m so glad you liked the story. I used to watch my mother cook, but she was a bit impatient to actually teach me. I guess she thought I could learn from a cookbook the way she did. That was the way I learned. The cookbooks fortunately are so thorough these days it’s not a problem as long as a person follows directions. You’re like the Indian women. One told me she started learning at 12. Their recipes are learned by memory. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne


  4. Made me smile. My mother always said her mother-in-law was such a bad cook, almost anything she cooked would taste better.
    Like the description of Friday Fictioneers sitting around a table! Often feels like that.


    • Thanks, Rosanna. I’m so pleased you liked the story. It is a lovely kitchen. People who write for Friday Fictioneers send in those pictures, and the host, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, decides which one to use each week. That picture was one she first used once before. It was sent in by a lady named Raina Ng. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

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  5. Loved the listening-in aspect of your story. Saw some old pictures of my sister-in-law and her husband in the garden of their first house and they did look like children playing at being married. I guess you can learn together. And thank goodness for microwaves!


    • Thanks, M.J. I’m so glad you liked the story. I guess that story sounds more like it took place some years ago. Many young people used to marry younger then. Many, especially the girls, married right after high school. They looked young because they were young. I agree about the microwaves. They’re great, especially for reheating leftovers. πŸ˜€ — Suzanne


  6. If she knows how to use the microwave, she can cook anything! If she fouls something up. She can make it again in seconds. It’s fun to see the beginnings of a relationship. Nice one, Suzanne.


    • Thanks, Amy. You’re right. I especially liked the great way ours defrosted things. I had a big one I used to defrost the Thanksgiving turkey in. I think they’ll be just fine. I’m so pleased you liked the story. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

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  7. I think I am pretty handy in the kitchen but this week while buying Indian groceries I was struck by the vast range of prepackaged ready to eat food that is available these days. It sees that all one needs nowadays is the ability of operate a microwave. Nice one.


    • Thanks, Subroto. Someone once told me that you don’t have to know how to cook to fix a meal. Some still, like you and my son, like to cook and that’s even better. I’m so glad you liked the story. πŸ˜€ — Suzanne


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