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Tastes Like Chicken

 
"Well hello," she said with a beguiling smile, "it's been a long time since I've seen you!" 
 
It was true, I'd been gone for nearly a year; we had argued over some trivial issue and I walked away without looking back. 
 
But time has a way of changing your mind, and I realized how much I missed her; so I called to tell her I was back in town and she invited me over for dinner.
 
We sat down to eat and I had no clue what was on the plate that she served me.
 
"Try it,"  she said, "it's a delicacy; I think you'll find that it tastes like chicken."
 
Three bites down and my heart started to pound, and before long my head was spinning; the last thing I recall as I started to fall, was her staring at me and smiling.
 
 ~*~*~*~*~*~*~
 I'm joining Zoe at "Uncharted"
where the cue this week is "chicken"
 

44 comments:

  1. Oh! a chicken full of revenge.

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  2. oh my goodness! Wonder what was there in that delicacy ! Beautifully written.
    Josie, i have written my story too but i am technologically crippled as is evident from my blog. I will try posting and then linking it back to her site but i will come running back , should there be an emergency . :) Thanks so much
    Love,
    Moon
    https://aslifehappens60.wordpress.com

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    1. Every now and then I have to veer from writing uplifting tales and share something from the dark side. :-) I see that you have your story linked-up and I was so happy that you came to join us! :-)

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    1. Yes it is, he should not have been so trusting after being away for so long!

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  4. Josie,

    How wicked! This will cause me to think twice about having dinner with an old friend I haven't seen in years. :) I decided to play along this week and I have my post up, I'm Not Chicken. Don't be chicken, hop over to check it out! ;)

    ~Curious as a Cathy

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    1. Wicked indeed... there is that other side to me! ;-) Never eat something if you're not sure what it is, and maybe even if you are but have somehow offended the cook! I'm delighted that you joined us at SSS, it's fun, isn't it?! :-)

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    2. Josie,

      Writing from villain stand point would be liberating because I'm such a good girl, so I definitely get the appeal and that's why we love to hate the bad guy in our favorite TV shows. It was a delight to join the SSS this week. I'm taking a break next week and I'm not sure if I'll be doing the SSS yet but I want to. I may give it and participate any how. :D Have a good weekend!

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    3. That's kind of true for me too, Cathy, in real life I am just about as far opposite of serial killer as you can get, so it's fun to try out other roles. :-) We will be happy to see you anytime you are able to join us! You have a great weekend too!

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  5. Revenge is a dish best served cold ...

    And deadly! Excellent!

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    1. I'm not sure if it was cold, but I suspect that he soon was!!! Thank you, Paul!

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  6. ...with fava beans and a nice chianti?

    (great start to what I suspect will be an especially amusing Thursday of Sixes)

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    1. Zoe really challenged us with this one, Clark, so I couldn't just do a run-of-the-mill sweet story. I had to fly the coop with this one, glad you liked it! :-)

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  7. Well, Boom! That was some fight, and some grudge.

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    1. Apparently it wasn't exactly trivial in her mind, or maybe it was the fact that he just walked away and disappeared and has now come home wagging his tail like a puppy and hoping to return to her good graces!

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  8. Sad when someone holds on to hate that much. Very well written!

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    1. Yes indeed, Mimi. It is amazing how people will stay angry and plot revenge, even to this extreme. She could have just told him to get lost again, and leave it at that!

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  9. tastes like chicken... famous last words... of a serial killer

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    1. Ha! You never know, maybe this wasn't her first break-up, or serving of just deserts! :-)

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  10. Well, now. I've heard revenge is a dish served cold, but had no idea revenge tastes like chicken. :D

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    1. And now we know... and will probably think about that if anyone tells us something "tastes like chicken"! I'm always leery of that phrase anyway, if you want chicken eat chicken!

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    2. "It" never tastes like chicken. That is always a lie.

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    3. Absolutely true, the only thing that tastes like chicken is chicken. I've been told that other things do... rabbit... frog legs, etc. No, they do not!

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  11. She clearly didn't consider it to be a trivial matter. I assume you survived!


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    1. Apparently not, Keith. She's waited a long time to exact her revenge. I've survived the telling of this tale, but I'm not so sure about our character, Papa Bear feels that he was telling us his story from the other side, he may be right!

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    1. Or perhaps savory... but we are left to wonder if it really tasted like chicken! ;-)

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  13. Oh dear! I'll remember to politely decline any dinner invitations from past friends :)

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    1. Only if you left them hanging for a year or so, RL! I don't think this is Stella's style of cooking. :-)

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  14. My son runs everytime I cook chicken but he'll eat it if it's fast food such as Popeyes or KFC. When I saw in my email that it tasted like chicken I had to come check it out. Great story!

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    1. Kids are funny like that, they think McDonalds food is awesome, but won't touch the gourmet burger you serve at home. :-) I'm glad my title caught your attention :-) Glad you liked the story too!

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  15. I am now thinking it wasn't chicken. And I liked it. Tight writing.

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    1. Perhaps we could say it's an acquired taste, though the results are a bit troublesome! ;-) Thank you!

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  16. Wow! Packs a punch at the end it does.

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  17. Great take on the prompt and love the twist. Too bad he didn't know better than to get on her bad side!

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    1. Thanks, Jesie! She doesn't handle rejection well, does she? ;-)

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  18. Oh creepy! Good...but creepy.
    I Saw It On Facebook at Life & Faith in Caneyhead

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    1. Indeed it is! Also makes me wonder if he is her first victim!

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  19. OMG! I am never going to tick you off! you are always killing someone off!

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    1. Hahaha! Sure wish I knew who wrote this, it made me laugh! :-) We can't be certain that he died, since he is the one telling the story. But it most definitely wasn't a pleasant experience for him. As for me, I do tend to kill off a character now and then, better that I do it on the page than in real life, eh? :-) But you must note that I just completed 26 stories in April in which I did not kill of a single soul (though at times it was tempting, Erica was getting on my nerves :-)

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  20. Hey Josie, I was nominated for the Mystery Blogger Award and one of the qualifications is to nominate other bloggers. I have chosen you as one of mine. No pressure to accept, just passing on the good will. You can read all about it on my blog.
    Janet
    Man It's May

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    1. Wow, thank you, that was very kind of you! I'm headed your way to check it out. :-)

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