Cousins

Adi inhaled deeply from the mug of chamomile tea cradled in her hands. Its scent combined with the sigh of snowfall, was the perfect end to dinner.

“Penny for your thoughts, cuz?” Nina said.

“I haven’t had lomo saltado that good in ages.” Adi said, grinning.

“Stick around,” Nina replied, reclining on the couch they had used as a fort a decade ago. “There’s more where that came from.”

“Thank you, for dinner, for letting me stay so I don’t have to drive in this… and for having my back.”


“Someone had to teach that man a lesson. De nada.”

January Snowfall Nighttime, photo by Sarah Potter



This bit of flash fiction was inspired by the photo prompt given for Friday Fictioners hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields and is also linked to A Dash of Sunny's Prompt Nights: Come Chase Oh Fleeting Thoughts of the Moment.

60 comments:

  1. Nothing soothes the soul, in cold days, like a fantastic meal and a heart willing to wrap us with understanding. I do hope the lesson was a lasting one. If not, I'm sure dear cuz will be there with more lomo saltado and a good kicking (for anyone deserving).

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    1. There's nothing like a good lomo saltado after a proper behind kicking.

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  2. Good food, good company and comforting memories. What more could anyone ask for? ☺

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    1. Sounds like a perfect evening to me!

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  3. Just a few words which carry so much more

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    1. The hundred word challenge was hard! But I'm glad I did it :)

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  4. Sounds like a wonderful evening, with an interesting back story hinted at in the last sentence.
    I Googled "lomo saltado" - looks delicious!

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    1. It's one of my favorites. My mom makes it really well.

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  5. Dear Rommy,

    There's a lot of story between the lines...in that last line in particular. Warm and well written. Welcome to Friday Fictioneers, I look forward to reading more from you.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Thanks Rochelle! Glad to be be writing with this group.

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    1. It does add a bit of chill after the warmth.

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  7. Almost a comfortable, lovely evening if it wasn't for that last line.

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  8. A lovely tale of friendship and food! Gorgeous :)

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  9. I love your photo! And, I loved that last line! Big Hugs!

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    1. The photo isn't mine. It's courtesy of Friday Fictioneers. But it was fun to create a story to go with it.

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  10. Whistles!!❤️💘 This is absolutely deliciously penned, Rommy! There is nothing like a good meal and company to keep you warm and comforted on a snowy day 😀 sigh.. I would love to experience me some snow one day. Thank you so much for participating at Prompt Nights and for your constant love and support💘❤️


    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  11. I guess Blogspot doesn't give Like options, but this is a nice little tale of family/friendship. People we all wish we had standing by us. The ending cracks open another story I'd like to read.

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  12. A beautiful moment between 2 who really care for each other :D XXX

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    1. I'm glad the affection came through.

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  13. Nicely written. As Rochelle mentioned, there is much between the lines. Welcome to FFF.

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    1. Thanks Russell. I'm glad you could stop by. I've been giggling over the story with the polar bear since I've read it. I think I need to pick up your book.

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  14. Those "having your back" friends are rare... glad you are one and have one.

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    1. Yes, and if they can cook, for goodness sake, never let them go! :D

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  15. The sigh of snowfall - love it! There is a special bond between cousins, and this illustrates it perfectly.

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  16. Now I really want to know what lesson he was taught. Simply that she COULD leave?

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    1. That seems like a very big lesson to me.

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  17. Sounds like a lovely friendship. I wonder if the guy got killed or just taught a good lesson.

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  18. Great to see you here also Rommy. A very comforting dialogue hinting of something less good outside. I think that doors are great for closing sometimes.

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    1. The world is definitely colder outside the room the two women share. Thank goodness they have each other.

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  19. i think there are more things left unsaid. waiting for the sequel.

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    1. That is an awesome compliment! Thanks!

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  20. I loved the implication that the snowfall would cover any evidence of them 'teaching that man a lesson'. I'm thinking he won't be pleased when he finds out.

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  21. A telling conversation between longtime friends. The perfect setting, sharing warm drinks and good food. One of the bright spots in life, even if there is darkness behind the scenes. I enjoyed your conversation,,,

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    1. Having people who will stand beside you is one of the best bright spots life can offer.

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  22. love this bit of warmth in an unfriendly world around...

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  23. I wish I had a cuz like that. Warm and cozy in spite of the underlying sadness.

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  24. Thats what families do, they look out for each other. Nice one.

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    1. It's nice to see family members who are so close.

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  25. We all need that one person we can always turn to. That was very sweet.

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    1. It's a magical thing to have a person like that in your life.

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  26. Welcome to Friday Fictioneers, Rommy. And my apologies for only just replying to your comment on my blog, which went into "Spam". I like the way you write and the way you portray the relaxed and easy relationship between two friends, who sound as if they're always there for each other, especially when it comes to dealing with a recalcitrant male... (not that all males are recalcitrant, of course!)

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    1. No worries! Thank you for making the time to stop by and comment. :)

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