Aversion to Garlic

34D4BD58-24EB-48D4-B6CF-DD27CBA99EF5“Now you’ve gone and done it,” Mario said.

“Gone and done what?” Luigi asked.

“Do I have to draw you a picture?”

“Well, since I have no idea what you’re talking about, perhaps you can assist me and illustrate for me whatever it is you’re trying to tell me.”

“So we are Italian chefs, right?” Mario said. “We have our own Italian restaurant, right?”

“Will you get to the point, already?”

“People are asking me if you’re a vampire.”

“What? Why would anyone think I’m a vampire?”

“Well, for one thing, no one ever sees you during daylight hours,” Mario said.

“Our restaurant is only open for dinner, and during the day I’m locked away in the kitchen prepping for dinners,” Luigi explained.

“But it’s also your aversion to garlic,” Mario added. “Vampires don’t like garlic, but who ever heard of an Italian chef who doesn’t love the compelling aroma of garlic?”

“So between not being seen in public during the day and not liking the odor of garlic,” Luigi said, “people think I’m a vampire? That’s utterly ridiculous.”

“Luigi, don’t be so fractious,” Mario said,” I know that, with your acquisitive nature, you will work hard to acquire a tolerance for garlic so that our restaurant, Mario’s and Luigi’s Authentic Italian Bistro, will become known for its flavorful, garlic-enhanced dishes.”

“Fine,” Luigi said, “But if people see me wearing a surgical mask to protect my olfactory receptors from being overwhelmed by garlic, they better not start calling me Dr. Frankenstein.”

Written for these daily prompts: Daily Addictions (done), The Daily Spur (assist), Word of the Day Challenge (illustrate), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (vampire), Ragtag Daily Prompt (odor), Nova’s Daily Random Word (fractious), and Your Daily Word Prompt (acquisitive).

Twittering Tales — Second Honeymoon

7C1AE268-6A1B-4223-AEB9-E0C34EAEC6A7Honey, what’s wrong? I thought you’d be thrilled.

This is not what I expected when you said you wanted to take me on a romantic second honeymoon.

But, baby, this is one of the most popular beach resorts in the world.

Yes, and one of the most crowded. Where’s the romance in that?

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Written for this week’s Twittering Tales prompt from Kat Myrman. Photo credit: enriquelopezgarre at Pixabay.com.

FOWC with Fandango — Vampire

FOWCWelcome to July 30, 2019 and to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). It’s designed to fill the void after WordPress bailed on its daily one-word prompt.

I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (US).

Today’s word is “vampire.”

Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.

Once you are done, tag your post with #FOWC and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Or you can simply include a link to your post in the comments.

The issue with pingbacks not showing up seems to have been resolved, but you might check to confirm that your pingback is there. If not, please manually add your link in the comments.

And be sure to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this prompt. You will marvel at their creativity.