A Matter of Survival – Friday Fictioneers

Title: A Matter of Survival
Source:  Friday Fictioneers sponsored by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple
Word count: 100 words

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

She hadn’t planned it, it just happened.

Self-defense drove Dolce to cook. The youngest of ten children, her boarding house reach left her scavenging scraps. Being closer to the food offered her ample opportunity to “taste” and it ensured her survival.

Resourceful, she devised methods of transforming inexpensive ingredients into haute cuisine. Her talent drew the entire neighborhood’s attention, and they insisted on paying for her home-cooked meals.

Unable to squeeze another person around the dining room table, they set tables throughout the house, and lines spilled out the front door. Dolce’s mission was making sure no one left hungry.


Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

48 thoughts on “A Matter of Survival – Friday Fictioneers

  1. I ate in a restaurant like that once. It was an ordinary neighborhood house in the U.S. and they served French food. I was told the woman who ran it had been in the French resistance during WWII. I enjoyed your well-written story, Jo. 🙂 — Suzanne

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