January 30, 2023, prompt: Write a story about the dishes in 99 words (no more, no less). It can be an every-single-day activity, a precious collection, or any other interpretation of dishes as objects or activities. Who is stuck with the dishes and why? Go where the prompt leads! Click here for details.
The Bread Plate – by Hugh W. Roberts
While daydreaming, admiring the dishes on the table, Madeline watched the dapper servers rush by holding trays of plates covered with metal domes. Nobody would miss a small bread plate if she secretly hid one in her purse, would they?
She’d add a dinner service like this, without the name, to her upcoming wedding gift list.
An unexpected rattling of the dishes, cutlery and glasses made as they shuddered broke her daydream.
“What’s causing everything to clatter, Madeline?” asked her mother.
“I don’t know, Ma-ma,” Madeline replied, wondering if the word ‘Titanic’ would easily rub off her bread plate.
Written for the 99-word flash fiction challenge hosted by Charli Mills at the Carrot Ranch.
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