I decided to create a flash fiction challenge for myself from a crossword puzzle I just finished.100 Words on #10 Down and Across on the Daily Crossword Puzzle on the AARP website.
The words are Demi and Dessert
The ten guests were a mix of winners, losers and a couple of pot stirrers who kept the conversation elevated and robust.
“Will Hank be joining us?”
“Please, eat. Hank will be with us by dessert.”
After dinner, Demi disappeared into the kitchen. She returned with a skull on a platter filled with what appeared to be watermelon pieces impaled by fancy toothpicks. She offered each guest a piece. One took two.
She set the remaining dessert at the head of the table. Demi lifted her piece as if to toast.
“To Hank: I'm so glad you could make it.”
Not sure what I think of this effort. Did not spend much time on it. And yes, I am rusty.
For the musical choice, I picked "Send Me to the 'Lectric Chair" as performed by David Bromberg. It was originally released in the 1920s by Bessie Smith. I decided I liked David's version best. I think of it as a kind of epilog for the 100 words above.