January 8th, 2016


The Friday Five for Jan 8, 2016

These questions were written by versailles_rose.

1. What is your favorite food?
2. What was your favorite food when you were a kid?
3. What is the best tasting, quick to cook meal that you make for yourself?
4. What is your favorite food to order in a restaurant?
5. If you could go anywhere in the world to any restaurant, what would you order for yourself?

1. Wow, this is tough because I have do many and it depends upon my mood. I adore fried rice and chow mein and curry and chicken and dumplings and French fries and and and. tough question for a foodie.

2. Mac and Cheese or tortellini in a chicken broth - yum!

3. Again, a toughie because I cook from scratch nearly every night. Prep is often the longest part of the process and quick is a relative term. One I like is Hoisen Beef and Snow Peas over Snow (Rice). Curry is fast to prep, but takes 20 minutes to cook. I don't know if that qualifies or not. Anything Chinese or Japanese tends to be fast to cook. As I say, a toughie.

4. Either pizza from Dante's or Chinese food from Dave Wong's. Both are winners in my book

5. Again, it would depend upon my mood. For fresh fish, The Kona Inn in (surprise) Kona, Hi. For French cuisine, the Kia Ora in Rangiroa. For lamb, The Portmeirion Hotel is Portmeirion, Wales. Fish and Chips - Avarua, Rarotonga - so many lovely choices and I'm really hungry for any of it right now.
Sapphire and Steel2

A New Sapphire and Steel

Title: What a Terrible Way to Begin the New Year.
Author: Spikesgirl58
Rating: PG
Word Count: 1388
Prompt - Element Flash, January prompt - A Terrible Way to Begin the New Year.

My thanks to Sparky for the clean up and to Kittenmommy for the prompt.

The wind sliced through his jacket and raised goose bumps on his skin. Pat hugged himself tighter in a vain attempt to prevent egress for what little body heat he had left. It didn’t work. The wind merely laughed at his attempt and blasted him even harder.

Stupid Highway Patrol for picking him up. Stupid bar for over serving him. Stupid friends for making him go out for New Year’s Eve. He’d celebrated by getting arrested, having his car impounded, his license suspected and a huge fine piled on top of that. Now he had to walk to the corner to get the bus to work.

What a terrible way to begin the New Year.

Then the idiots at McDonalds gave him Coke instead of Dr. Pepper. He nearly gagged after taking his first swig. How was he supposed to operate on plain Coke? He’d discovered it too late to go back and change it. Pat was already pushing his luck.

What a stupid, terrible way to start the New Year.

He saw the red tail lights of the bus and made a run for it, but the bus pulled away leaving him behind. Which was going to make him late for work and his boss had warned him what would happen if he was late one more time.

What an idiotic, stupid terrible way to start the New Year.

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The MFUWSS Beta Challenge

akane42me suggested a new challenge last year - each author participating would put up a story based upon two prompts per month. The prompt reflect the overall theme - the alphabet.

To those ends, anyone who would like to read my past chapters, you can find them here on AO3 and MFUWSS

The Alphabet Affair - A

The Alphabet Affair - B

The Alphabet Affair - C

The Alphabet Affair - D