Saturday, December 24, 2011

The cook is in meltdown


'Yeah?' he replies from the living room.

'Where's the cranberry sauce?'

'I don't know.'

'Well, can you find it and put it on the table? Your parents are going to arrive anytime now.'

'We've loads of time until we eat.'

'Just do it will you!'

Steve enters the kitchen. The two children follow him in, clutching games consoles and radiating excitement. They head for a tin of chocolates.

'Out!' Chloe snaps. 'It's nearly time for Christmas dinner!'

Steve puts an arm round her waist. 'Hey, calm down. It's just a dinner.'

'Not with your mother judging it, it isn't.'

A drabble is a story of exactly 100 words.


Sarah said...

Thanks for all the drabbles Rob. I've enjoyed reading them.

Anonymous said...

Rob - What a great Drabble. Like Sarah, I really do enjoy your Drabbles and other stories. This one is so real :-). Oh, and speaking stories, I hope we'll hear more from Harry and Pete soon :-).

Rob Kitchin said...

Thanks, Sarah, Margot. The nice thing about drabbles is that it's easy enough to write one a week! As for Harry and Pete, I have a whole novel starring them complete. I might publish the first chapter on the blog in the new year. Had great fun writing for them.