Thursday, June 11, 2015

BRAISED HEART





Introduced to the The Friday Fictioneers. By Alistair Phillips I found myself drawn into another flash fiction group.
This one is hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields . All based off a photo contributed by Raina Ng. It is under copyright.
In 100 words or less write about the picture provided. You can read this week’s stories by clicking on the blue Link.
 
 
This could become a bad habit, but flash fiction challenges are just too much fun! No excuses, I wrote what I saw, and this picture spoke to me of Braised Heart.
 

BRAISED HEART
         Donna stood back and admired the gleaming counters and sparkling floor. The aroma of baking bread and braised heart had replaced the smell of blood and bleach.
                "Dinner is served," she announced and pulled Clive's two-timing heart from the oven.
         Dusty purred and rubbed against her ankles.
         "How could anyone think that two timing Hannibal's daughter wouldn't come with a price?"
         Dusty meowed his response.
         She laughed. "Of course, maybe if Clive had known?"
         Dusty jumped onto the counter, his dark eyes full of light held her gaze.

                 "You're right; daddy always said it was our little secret."
~98 words~
Yolanda Renee © 2015



Thank you Alistair, this was great fun. Your contribution inspired me.

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45 comments:

  1. Oh my, you put some heart into your cooking.

    Nicely done, Yolanda. You would never guess what my evil mind thought "FLASH" fiction was! LOL

    Gary :)

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    1. LOL, maybe I can. You would have fun with these. The prompts are wide open and your humor would be contagious!

      Thanks for stopping by again today. Don't know what's gotten into me, but sometimes I do get inspired. Not sure it's positive, but it sure is fun!

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  2. Can I have the recipe? Nicely done.

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    1. Thanks, I loved your take on the photo!

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  3. Wow Yolanda, how often are you posting! Wonderful sharp little flash! And you obviously enjoyed it.

    And for all commenters... Yolanda is appearing on my blog currently chatting about MURDER (yes, she gets around).

    Denise :-)

    dencovey.blogspot.com

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    1. Hey Denise, thanks for the reminder. I posted the link to your blog.Sorry, sometimes I get long winded.

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  4. lol that is quite the cook out

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    1. Quite the menu, you're invited! Just don't forget with whom you dine. :)

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  5. Loved this! Especially pulling Clive's two-timing heart from the oven. LOL! Beautifully written.

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    1. This was fun to write, thank you, so glad you enjoyed it!

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  6. Ah, very clever :)
    I particularly liked the foreshadowing, "The aroma of baking bread and braised heart had replaced the smell of blood and bleach." - on first read, it sounds like cooking after cleaning, it is only once you read further you realise its the cleaning after a murder and a prelude to cannibalism!

    Nicely done.
    KT

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    1. It seemed to fit. I pictured Hannibal while he prepares his meals and it all looks so beautiful I imagine it would smell good too! Thank you KT.

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  7. Have you ever actually eaten braised heart. Lamb's heart that is. Delicious.

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    1. No, at least I don't think I have. When I was a child, we were fed many things but were always told it was chicken. But I don't go for the unusual, made that mistake with escargot, and never, ever again. :)

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    2. Escargots is one of my favourite things to eat. They are delicious if properly prepared.

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  8. Beautifully Written, a little unexpected though

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    1. I've always enjoyed the unexpected. Thanks Dee Dee!

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  9. Nice one! I love the fact she's not some random serial killer or spurned wife, but it Hannibal Lechter's daughter. Very well written too. Thanks!

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    1. Not random, always has a good reason! LOL Thanks Lexa!

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  10. Like father like daughter! Deliciously evil :-)

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    1. Thanks Alistair, that means a lot coming from the expert! You're writing is delicious!

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  11. Urp! Thankfully I ate before I read this. Deliciously wicked story. I think there is a book/movie idea here 'The Children of Hannibal' or at the very least a cookbook ;-)

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    1. Sorry, maybe I should post a warning before hand! I like the idea of a cookbook, and a story before each dish! Thanks Subroto!

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  12. No one messes with her! What if she marries again? A "nice" surprise who your new father-in-law is!
    Great story -- you should do flash from time to time as you do it well.

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    1. Hey Phylor, poor Donna's not married, she seems to go through the boys much too quickly. May have something to do with her appetite? :)
      Thanks for the advice, I do enjoy flash fiction.

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  13. Oooh, I loved it! I'm a fan of Thomas Harris books, especially the ones about Hannibal, and your flash fiction follows up with them beautifully. Awesome that you could say so much in so few words. (A talent I don't posses.) Great job!

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    1. Hey Susan, a writer as talented as you, just a little practice and you've done it! Thanks!

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  14. I've always wondered what became of the Lector family :)

    (That was fun to read, but I've suddenly decided to skip the meat sandwich and I may just have soup for lunch !!)

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    1. Hi Mark, I'm having a salad myself. :) The Lector family goes on and on!


      I'll get the hang of 'reply' ing to these comments some day! LOL

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  15. Braised heart? I think I'll pass. haha

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    1. Don't blame you! I would too! Hey Chrys, great blog today. I know the rule of commenting say that's the worst thing you can leave on someone's blog, but since it's mine. I'll do as I please. Loved your birthday tribute to Anne Frank!

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  16. Ah! Hannibal had a daughter! Daddy's little girl, following in his footsteps. Scary!

    http://www.karenelizabethbrown.com

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    1. Daddy's little girl is a chip off the old block, for sure!

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  17. I'm not wild about braised heart at the best of times, even for the dog or the cat. And probably less so now. The cat sounds like a keeper though. :)

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    1. Dusty is for sure, thanks Sandra! Wouldn't eat it either.:)

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  18. That's wonderfully creepy. I thought the phrase, "The aroma of baking bread and braised heart had replaced the smell of blood and bleach." was particularly well-turned. Chilling, but very well-turned!

    Have you been watching NBC's "Hannibal?" If not, I highly recommend it; the first two seasons are free if you have Amazon Prime. Visually stunning, brilliantly written, magically acted. And the way Hannibal prepares his dishes: poetry. Disturbing poetry, like Baudelaire, but poetry nonetheless. :-)

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    1. No, I honestly try to avoid the things that scare me. LOL Thanks for stopping by Mina. So good to hear from you!

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  19. Yikes! Gruesome story, but entertaining. Love the cat.

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  20. Dear Yolanda,

    Welcome to Friday Fictioneers!

    The most infamous line from the movie Fried Green Tomatoes comes to mind, "The secret's in the sauce." That's one way to take care of Clive's two-timing heart.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Thank you Rochelle, I look forward to the challenges - it all makes me a better writer.
      Alas, poor Clive now he's part of the sauce. :)

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  21. Scary! But I like the cat, and the idea of the story!

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  22. Ugh! He should have checked into her family history a bit more. He certainly payed dearly for cheating on her. I don't want to hear what happened to the heart. Well done, Yolanda. :) --- Suzanne

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    1. Thanks Suzanne, I won't tell you then. ::) But yes, he paid dearly!

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