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A Black Tie Specialty

Fiction Shorts word of the day: Necessary

By Colleen Millsteed Published 24 days ago 1 min read
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Paul sets the table with their finest silverware and china. Chrystal glasses shining.

Mark’s dressing in his newest tuxedo, looking fantastically handsome as always.

Stan is mixing elaborate cocktails and lining them up on the sideboard.

All the necessary ingredients for a wonderful black tie dinner.

As the three men stand around chatting about their day, the wafting of roasting flesh drifts throughout the house.

Their dinner date is almost sizzled to perfection. Simon announces, “I hope she tastes as delicious as she looked when she first arrived, boys.”

With a little chuckle, he heads into the kitchen to serve.

This drabble has been written as part of the daily Drabble Drop challenge and today's random word, that must be included in the drabble, is 'necessary'.

Wikipedia defines a drabble as follows :

A drabble is a short work of fiction of precisely one hundred words in length. The purpose of the drabble is brevity, testing the author's ability to express interesting and meaningful idea in a confined space.

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Originally published on Medium

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About the Creator

Colleen Millsteed

My first love is poetry — it’s like a desperate need to write, to free up space in my mind, to escape the constant noise in my head. Most of the time the poems write themselves — I’m just the conduit holding the metaphorical pen.

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  • Kayleigh Fraser ✨23 days ago

    So much unexpected darkness! Although to be fair, the photo was a warning! Xx

  • Mmmm, now that's a dinner that I wanna join! I'm so hungry now hehehehehe

  • Cathy holmes24 days ago

    Ew! That was unexpected. Well done, girl.

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