Take on the writing exercise of a fiction piece which must be 200 words or less.
“Nah,” he said with a kiss to her head. “It will be fine, you’ll see. I will do it on the barbecue.” Then he play lunged at her, scrabbling for a tickle. “Besides I saved so much money – you’ll be able to afford your wine!” She can’t reply, she is drowning in laughter and surging to escape the exquisite torture.
That’s how it went.
Not like this.
“Lamb is so much cheaper than beef,” he chuffed, pleased with his purchase. “I got four big lamb steaks for less than two steaks.” She gives him the look.
He knows the look. “They’ll be tough, rubbery,” she says. “They’ll be fine. I’ll do them on the barbecue.”
They are both looking at their phones.
“Are you sure you don’t want me to do it in the slow cooker – a lamb curry?” she announces. “Don’t worry about it! I won’t do it! DO what you want!” His tone is harsh but he remains beside her. She is silent. She eventually picks up her phone and walks to the washing machine, removes the load and hangs it out. She notices the flowers are bright but she sighs.
Fiction 200 words