Photo Copyright: Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Here we are all gathered together again this week. We’re now in a dimly-lit restaurant. This is the Friday Fictioneers group. Our hostess for this gathering  is the talented and gracious author and artist, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. The challenge for each of us this week and every week is to write a story with no more than 100 words, not including the title. It’s supposed to have a beginning, middle, end, and be inspired by the picture prompt for the week. This week’s prompt was provided by Rochelle herself. Thanks again, Rochelle.

To read the other stories by the group members, just click on the link given below, then on the little blue frog in the blue box.

The link for this week’s stories is as follows:


Genre: Humor Fiction

Word Count: 100 Words


Dave had taken Myra out for a romantic dinner on their 40th Wedding Anniversary.

“Dave, I can’t read the menu. How am I supposed to order? This might be considered romantic for some, but my eyes are not young anymore. Are these lamps supposed to be the only light or didn’t they pay the bill?”

“Alright, Myra, I guess I’ve made a mistake, but John at the office suggested this place.”

“How old is John?”

“He’s twenty-three.”

“Twenty-three? He’s younger than our kids and I’ve got outfits older than that.”

“Okay, Myra. You’ve made your point.”




Written Act of Kindness Award



43 thoughts on “A ROMANTIC DINNER

  1. It is a bummer but those dimly-lit restaurants do not make menu reading easy! (Thankfully most of our cells have flashlights in ’em!) And I agree with D. Wallace… Myra’s a tad grumpy! 😉

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    • Thanks, Ali. Yes, Dave is really trying his best. Myra is grumpy because she’s hungry. Our son used to choose good restaurants because he worked part-time in some when in high school and before he entered college. He was picky and also became a good cook. I’m happy you liked the story. 🙂 — Suzanne

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  2. Well penned and the second last line reminds me of a repartee. A freshly employed tutor was boasting of his teaching experience – a senior professor on the verge of retirement silenced him saying, ‘ don’t talk of experience to me, I have taken more leave than your experience. 🙂

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  3. Myra needs a little drinkie-poo and Dave needs to a) borrow someone’s lighter to help her read the menu or b) ask her if she’d like him to order her favorite dish (for his favorite “dish”), and c) rub the back of her neck, nibble on her ear, and whisper that all will be fine, the appetizers are on the way.
    After 40 years, he should know her already, don’t you think?

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    • Thanks, Randy. Wow, you really give thorough advice. You’re right. He should know her “very” well after 40 years. I guess he just thought he’d try something new. I bet he won’t do that again. I’m happy you liked the story. 😀 — Suzanne


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