A Feast for Kings – Friday Fictioneers

It’s almost Friday, so you know what that means. It’s time for Friday Fictioneers!

I thank Rochelle Wisoff-Fields every week and I truly mean it each time. Rochelle, thanks for leading this group. Thanks to Raina Ng for this week’s photo.

Friday Fictioneers is a weekly link-up. Writers from across the globe compose a 100-word story based on a photo prompt. All are welcome. Why not join in?


Genre: Realistic Fiction (98 words)

A Feast for Kings

Wendy arrived at Deidre’s doorstep, all smiles for their much anticipated sleepover.

“Come in.” Deidre waved her inside.

They followed the aroma of sizzling meats into the kitchen.

“My mom has been preparing for us.”

A feast for kings lined the countertop.

“Eat, Wendy. Eat.” Deirdre’s mom pinched her belly.

“Let’s dig in.”

They shoveled chicken wings, cantaloupe cubes, chips, wontons, and buttery cookies with gumdrop-sized chocolate chips into their gaping mouths. Who needs prank calls?

“It’s time for movies and pizza.”

Wendy looked up at the bulbous, papered lanterns hanging from the ceiling. “I’m going to pop.”


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57 thoughts on “A Feast for Kings – Friday Fictioneers

    1. Thanks, dear friend. Glad I could make the moment happen for you. My son has sleepovers, but I certainly don’t go to this much trouble. Maybe some popcorn or a bowl of ice cream… 🙂

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      1. Yes, boys are always different! Popcorn and video games and they are set! I do have so many fun memories with my daughter, though – they would make things, do their nails, bake, play all different games, etc. I could go on and on…:)

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    1. I felt like going pop after writing this, Alicia. Thank you. Oh, well, once upon time, people made prank calls. You know…when girls or boys got together. They’d call some boy they liked and then would hang up! Of course, that’s all in the past. No one does that anymore! I doubt it. My son does the message trolling. Everyone now has their own phone, so I guess it’s been changed up. 🙂


  1. Ha! I would have taken this dim room in an entirely different direction! I can see how these prompts spark your creativity and you approached it wonderfully, Amy. Love how you ended it–Wendy about to pop and looking up those “bulbous” round lanterns. Great visual, Amy! Happy weekend to you.


    1. Thanks so much, Brigitte. You never know where a prompt will take you. I swear by them. There are so good to do! Thanks for your lovely comments. Have a great weekend, too! Enjoy! xo


  2. Here in the South, we’re fond of saying, “Full as a tick.” Rather a gross comparison, but it works. I always enjoyed eating at other kids house growing up as I’m sure they did at mine. It’s always good to sample someone else’s cooking. Loved the happy mood of this story, and I could really relate. Fun stuff.


    1. Full as a tick…ew!! It is pretty sick and funny. I’m going to use that one on my boys and see what they say. 🙂 I have fond memories of eating at my friend’s house, so much more fun than at my house. Ha ha! Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks, Russell!


    1. Oh, you don’t have to be embarrassed here. 🙂 Wow, it’s weird how kids today don’t really do this. It’s something else now. I’d never thought about that before. Very strange. Thanks!


  3. Sounds like a great feast but I think I’d be ready to pop too. I was afraid when she pinched her belly that they were fattening her up for something. It shows the morbid conditioning I’ve gotten at Friday Fictioneers. 🙂

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  4. Time to unbutton that top button on the jeans. I wonder how many times Wendy will be able to say no thanks to pizza 😦
    This is such a nostalgic piece, Amy. I can see this little scene unfolding.

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  5. That mother’s setting a high standard for sleepovers. How are the other mothers ever going to compete? Nicely told – I love the description of Wendy’s full stomach.


  6. Dear Amy,

    Now I’m hungry. Thanks a lot. 😉 Delicious snippit of a girls’ sleepover with help from Mom. I enjoyed this as it brought back some pleasant memories of my own.




  7. Sleepovers were great. My son didn’t have them, but my daughter did. With my son it was the food and movie at our house after Halloween begging every year. He and his friends weren’t into sleepovers. If I hadn’t just had lunch, this story would have made me hungry, Amy. Well done. 🙂 — Suzanne.

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    1. I used to love sleepovers. We slept in our backyard during the summers, camping style. My older son has them, but they camp out in front of the TV. 🙂 Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks so much, Suzanne.


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