In a Pinch

“You idiot! You totally burned the gravy,” Sarah yelled at her brother. “Why can’t you ever pay attention to what your supposed to be doing instead of having your eyes always glued to your phone?”

“Hey, I’m only human, you know,” Aaron said. “Besides, I was trying to retrieve an interesting article that just flashed across my newsfeed.”

“Bullshit!” Sarah said, grabbing Aaron’s phone from out of his hand and looking at his screen. “Just as I thought, you liar. You were looking at Twitter.”

“What’s the big deal?” Aaron asked. “Your problem is that you’re too uptight, Sarah. You need to learn to be more footloose and fancy free, like me.”

“Someone in this family has to show some responsibility, and it’s definitely not you,” Sarah said. “People are going to be arriving soon and now we have no gravy for the turkey and mashed potatoes.”

“No problem,” Aaron said. He opened up a kitchen cabinet and pulled out a large jar of gravy. “It’s not homemade, but it will do in a pinch, right?”


Written for these daily prompts: The Daily Spur (idiot), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (gravy), Ragtag Daily Prompt (human), Your Daily Word Prompt (retrieve), Word of the Day Challenge (footloose), and MMA Storytime (family).

Also written for Paula Light’s Thursday Inspiration, where her theme is “learn.”

9 thoughts on “In a Pinch

  1. Marleen November 26, 2020 / 11:55 am

    You’ve pictured a tasty brand.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. bushboy November 26, 2020 / 2:24 pm

    That was happening in houses somewhere for your Thanksgiving. Thanks for joining in 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Carol anne November 26, 2020 / 4:43 pm

    Lol! I hope the visitors didnt realise the gravy was from a jar! 😛

    Liked by 1 person

  4. leigha66 December 4, 2020 / 3:23 pm

    Reminds me of the time my Dad and sister were put in charge of the gravy … it came out like glue and was a running joke in the family for many years! 😂

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