I am not adventurous with food. Simple meals without spices or sauces suit me. The new cook at the cafeteria gives me a wink and a knowing smile. Others complain the cabbage is boiled to death and the stew is tasteless.
On our passionless dates we share pizza without toppings.
Stuart is a retired teacher from Christchurch, New Zealand. He likes to fire up his taste buds with devilishly spicy foods.
Labradors are clever and mine is really, really smart. He watches Jeopardy with my wife and me. He can answer more than she can, but neither of us tells her.
Once my wife is asleep he creeps into our room and licks my nose. Then we go chasing cars together.
Stuart is a retired teacher from New Zealand. He likes writing short stories and flash fiction.
Listen to Grandma, I was told.
“Little steps help you climb the ladder of success.”
“Never look back, onward and upwards.”
“Wipe away the smears of detractors.”
“Shine in your achievements; be part of the gleaming city.”
Good advice; so I quit university and became a window cleaner.
Stuart is from Christchurch New Zealand. He is retired and enjoys writing flash and short stories. He is working on a children’s book.