Winter Flash – Erratic

Why did she tell him she knew how to cook? Why did she agree to host a dinner party? Now what?

Priscilla studied the book, forehead scrunched her eyes followed her finger across the page with an erratic bounce. She started over again, from the beginning of the page. The print blurred as she stared at the page, ‘dammit, what will I do, dinner in an hour I don’t know how to make spaghetti sauce.’


It is a new season, time for a Winter of Disturbing Flashes. Flash in the Pan is brought to you by the remarkable Red of M3 fame, to join in the fun read the rules at the link provided and get to flashing!

The word this week is Erratic, with a word limit of 75. Erratic comes in at 75.

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  1. Gray Dawster says:

    Never mind there is always
    the dessert to look forward to 😉

    Andro xxxx

  2. Val, I’m in suspense! Where’s Julia Child when you need her?? 😉

  3. That’s when you pretend the stove broke, and take him to dinner.

  4. Too much stress. Better to order in! 🙂

  5. Me and Priscilla may be twin spirits. I usually have my son to whip up something. The heck if I know anything about making any kinda sauce. She could always go to the store and add some peppers and whatnots to make it her own.

    • I love cooking, can’t imagine not knowing how. Can’t imagine lying though just to impress someone else, can you? Don’t know how to make something? Or maybe just don’t want to, make reservations or get take out. Why bother my pretty head.

  6. Not only can she not cook, but it also leads me to think she’s suffering from dislexia as her eyes jump across the page and then blur….poor thing! So, I agree with the others, get take-out, get through the evening, then admit the truth. Makes me grateful I am past those need-to-impress days! So grateful! XOXO-Kasey

    • I am thinking it is just nerves my friend, her eyes bouncing across the page trying to find hope. 😉

      I am also glad I am past the point of trying to make an impression. Take me as I am or be gone.

  7. With only an hour – dial a dinner 🙂

  8. Should have visited the supermarket and faked it!

  9. The moral of this story “a house built on sand will fall so it is the same with relationships.”

  10. Heh heh. See what happens when a lady is trying to impress a man. 🙂
    Maybe she did bite off more than she could chew, Val, but I have a feeling all will be forgiven. Some females have all the luck,

    • Yes, see what happens when we try to impress with skils we don’t have instead of those we do. Hopefully he will see beyond this small err and make reservations in the future.

  11. Definitely time for a quick trip to the closest Italian eatery for some takeout. Put the food in serving bowls, and no one will know the difference…

  12. Oh, well, I suppose, erratic beats not-erotic. Hope he understands.

    Hugs from Ecuador,

  13. I wonder what he is going to do with her!

  14. You get delivery food and wrap a few garlic cloves and onion on tinfoil, put it in the oven and the kitchen is gonna smell as if you were cooking.
    I read that somewhere.

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