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Friday, December 9, 2011

Flash Fiction Friday 12-9-11: "Breakfast Surprise"

(Image source: "Sunny Sunday Morning" by T.C. Reiner)

She staggered out into the kitchen, drawn by the aroma of her Elixir of Life. Her head was still pounding after last night's pounding, but she'd have done it all again in a second.

And might still, she thought speculatively, watching his ass work as he moved about in front of the stove. He wore an apron and nothing else.

“Ah! You're awake,” he said calmly. “Breakfast first, then dessert.”

“Dessert?” she wondered as she poured, still half awake.

“Why, yes,” he said. “First we get our strength back...then I attack you again and have you for afters.”

She shivered deliciously, feeling the clockwork mechanism get started, the floodgates opening again. “Wonderful,” she smiled, and sipped from her cup.

And choked, convulsed, sprayed the mouthful all over the kitchen. He whirled around, spatula held high, shouting, “What? What is it???”

“Burned coffee,” she coughed.

Your challenge for today was to use the picture above and write a flash fiction of 60-160 words. Additionally, I provided a key phrase I wanted to see used somewhere in the submission:

"...burned coffee..."

Nobody's checking word counts, or for the key phrase, but you're only cheating yourself if you break the rules. Unless you're doing it to earn a spanking (in which case, see me after class).

Special Bonus Director's Commentary Track:

I'm not quite sure where I got the key phrase; it just popped into my head. Likewise, my approach on this one. I'm a big fan of sex after breakfast (or sex before breakfast.....or sex in the middle of breakfast) so I guess this isn't a big surprise. I don't do much good in the kitchen but I do well with breakfast stuff, and I do like to feed my partner the morning after a long night of fun. And yes, I've done the "apron only" thing once or twice.

Still, I know a few people who can't get started without their morning coffee, and even a prelude of foreplay would go awry if the coffee was burned. Not having a taste for the stuff myself, I wouldn't know. I hope you enjoyed this one.

If you are playing along this week, please leave your link below using the widget. It will appear in the text of the post itself, not in the comments, so everyone that's playing will be listed here. This frees me from having to chase people down to find out if they're playing or update the Friday post several times for late entries. Your cooperation is appreciated.

In any case, the participants list is below. Go check them out, and thanks to all who played along.

Please note that this will likely be the last FFF for the year. Starting early next week I will be traveling for the remainder of the year and my Internet access on private computers is going to be extremely spotty. You may see a post here and there, or I may leave comments once in a while, but don't count on it.

Merry Christmas to all and a Happy New Year. I'll see you all in 2012.

-- PB


Anonymous said...

i'm not a coffee drinker, so i didn't know that one could burn coffee. interesting. guess he should have gone to starbucks, huh?

Word said...

LOL! I can just see her splurphing her coffee across the room. For us it is strong English tea in the morning. As for the apron bit... A friend of mine was trying to sell some vintage 1950's aprons. No luck. Her spouse modeled them with nothing else on and they sold in less than a minute. She even had requests to purchase him! Really funny as he's a stocky bearded fellow. So, when I read the bit about him in the apron, all I could think of was my friend.

Ryan Beaumont said...

Tempting, Starbucks is burned coffee; ever heard the term "Charbucks!"

Nice post; did the coffee turn her off to dessert?

France said...

I agree with Ryan re: Starbucks. :)

Nice little story, PB. I've had breakfast with someone special and we had dessert soon after. It was the best breakfast ever.

Merry Christmas to you!

Anonymous said...

LOL! No, I haven't or charbucks, either. Interesting. It kinda sounded like she was turned off to dessert afterwards, that's why I mentioned Charbucks. :-)

Mystique said...

Aww, you're off again for another long spell.
In that cause all the best for the remainder of the year, STAY SAFE! and hope to see and read from you some more in 2012! :)

This was a lovely warm, fuzzy feel good story to chase away those winter blues~

Lusting Lola said...

I loved it! Perfectly delightful take on the picture.