Thursday, April 28, 2011

After the first three hours, it needed more salt

"Here's your soup," she said, handing him the bowl.

"Thanks. I'm going to eat it outside."

"But wait, it's raining out there. It's supposed to rain all day."

"Exactly. If I stand out in the rain and eat the soup really slowly, the bowl will stay full forever."

"You're strange, y'know that?"

"No. Just hungry."
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16 comments:

Grace said...

I like this...

moondustwriter said...

Janna - your writing always delights as it veers to the unexpected

nice 55

smiles

dustus said...

I look forward to your 55's. They always make me laugh and smile. Much appreciated.

Janna said...

Grace: Yay! I'm glad. :)

moondustwriter: I like veering. It's veeery therapeutic.

dustus: Thank you! :)

Brian Miller said...

you know that is not a half bad idea...and if you are hungry enough its better than just settling for eating the rain...

Olivia said...

Aaaw!

It's both humorous n not so! Very deep.. or so it appears to me!

Friday Hugs xox

G-Man said...

And another Stellor Food 55.
I can always count on your wry wit Janna to brighten up my Fridays.
Loved your story!
Thanks for playing, you are like getting a free Margarita because the Bartender screwed up an order!
have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

PBJdreamer said...

Fun to read!


Loved it


that is all

Mama Zen said...

Now, that's quirky!

Monkey Man said...

but you have to eat verrrry slowly.

Alice Audrey said...

Strange AND hungry.

- Alice

hedgewitch said...

Yes, strange--hungry or not. Nice one, Janna--but I actually rolled at the list below this esp #4.

Belinda said...

Ingenuity plus hunger makes for a watered down dinner.

Steve Isaak said...

LOL, creative.

nonamedufus said...

So, I'm thinking you may have started with a chowder and ended with a consommé?

Janna said...

Brian: Exactly! Plus, rain doesn't have very much protein at all. Or fiber.

Olivia: I intended for it to be humorous, but after re-reading it a few times I guess I can see how it might be a sad story about a hungry person. :( It was meant to be silly, I promise. :)

G-Man: Ah! If only I liked margaritas. Tequila kinda grosses me out because of the worm. :P

PBJdreamer: Thank you! :)

MamaZen: I try!

MonkeyMan: And you have to keep heating it up every few minutes.

Alice: Very!

hedgewitch: I'm glad someone read the list. Not many comments on it, I see... :(

Belinda: Words to live by!

SteveIsaak: Thank you! :)

nonamedufus: Think of it as an ever-changing kaleidoscope of textures and temperatures.