FFfPP — Best Croissants in Town

img_2178“I heard this place makes the best croissants in the city,” Seth said.

“Well, I’ll have you know that I’m a croissant aficionado,” Carl said, “and I will reserve judgment until I have sampled one.”

“Okay,” Seth said. “Let’s do this thing.”

The two of them walked into the Bread Ahead store. As they approached the counter, the clerk greeted them with a smile and said, “Good morning, gentleman. What can I get for you?”

Seth was the first to answer. “I’ll have a chocolate almond croissant and a vanilla latte,” he said.

Carl looked at Seth with disdain. “A chocolate almond croissant? Seriously? How can you evaluate the quality of a croissant when it contains all that crap?”

“But I love chocolate almond croissants.”

Ignoring his friend, Carl addressed the girl behind the counter. “A plain croissant and a black coffee,” he said.

The girl handed Seth a tray with their coffees and croissants and they found table.

“Rich, buttery, flaky, puffed, and layered,” Carl said after examining and tasting the croissant as a sommelier might taste test a fine wine.

“And the verdict?” Seth asked.

“The best croissants in town,” Carl acknowledged with a broad smile.

(198 words)

Written for Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practioner from Roger Shipp. Photo credit: Daria Shevtsova pexels-photo-1070945.

9 thoughts on “FFfPP — Best Croissants in Town

  1. Marleen August 15, 2018 / 3:52 pm

    Croissant with chicken salad. (Or chickenbird salad.)

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango August 15, 2018 / 5:04 pm

      “Chickenbird,” the next best thing to “tunafish.”


  2. Michael August 15, 2018 / 4:49 pm

    I’ve learned two new words today…what an education blogging can be…..well done good sir, I’m glad I’ve just come from breakfast, those croissants sound delicious.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. leigha66 August 18, 2018 / 3:34 pm

    A chocolate almond croissant does sound yummy, but if they are made right a plain one can be just as good. Nice story.

    Liked by 1 person

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