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Friday Fictioneers – Cook

29 April, 2016

Friday is the highlight of the week. Not just because (for many of us) it means the last day at work before two (or this week, three) days off, but also because it’s the day of FriFic. Rochelle sent us all an email two days ago with the prompt pic attached


which this week came from Mary Shipman. After a bit of thinking, a bit of typing, a bit of deleting, a bit of editing, a bit of typing, a bit of reviewing and a bit of polishing, the Worldwide Fellowship of FriFic published 100 words each and shared them over on Froggy Island.

I joined in for the 175th time. Feel free to read them below, then comment belower.


I often wonder why His Lordship continues to retain Mrs O’Reilly as Head Cook. Even I, a young maid, am aware her meals are not the finest; the dishes I clear from table are often unfinished.

Perhaps it is her pleasant character which perpetuates her service. No matter how busy her kitchen, her infectious laugh and dimpled smile raise the spirits of her staff. On many days, even young Master Bartholomew sits on a kitchen stool, enjoying her company. They have always been close; Master Bartholomew her favourite, and she his. He even has a dimpled smile, just like hers.





  1. Seems she raised his lordship’s spirits too

  2. Ooooooo related? Well told. I enjoyed this. She sounds like a lovely character, a ready smile can make everyone smile

  3. Dear RG,

    Methinks the mystery is solved with dimpled smiles. πŸ˜‰ Nicely done. 175? Impressive.



  4. Mike permalink

    I guess that she is better as a cook than as a laundry women by the evidence of her laundry.πŸ˜€

  5. Hmmmm. Sounds like His Lordship did a little “midnight snacking” a few years ago with Mrs. O’Reilly. Nice story, good ending.

    Five out of five crumpets. πŸ˜€

  6. Hah! I love that ending, and like that it seems a happy story when it could so easily have been a grim one.

  7. Five teacups! Mrs. O’Reilly was not just cooking, but perhapsgot some job security.

  8. IfeomaO permalink

    Ooh, I smell illegitimacy going on…subtly told.

  9. Congratulations on your 175th story. The cook sounds like a loving person. It seems she and his Lordship have a common interest in the child. Well done, RG. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

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