Mama’s Final Test – Friday Fictioneers

“What’s the big deal?” Loretta struck a tango pose.

“Alone,” Tony said, dipping Loretta. “You must cook for my mother. She’ll watch.” Her final test.

“Teach me everything. We’ll rehearse.”

They shopped for fresh herbs, heirloom tomatoes, and a red wine to pair with the chosen dish: Spaghetti alla Matriciana.

“A family recipe, Tony?”

“I have faith in you.” They spun around the simmering sauce and pounded the pasta to perfection.

The day arrived. Mama chewed her first bite. “A bit bland,” and pushed the plate away. “Did you salt the pasta?”

“Of course she did. Right, honey?”

Pasta fail.


Genre: Humor (100 words)

Photo copyright:  – Dawn Q. Landau


Thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for hosting the Fictioneers, and to Dawn Landau for this week’s photo.

Whenever I think of salt, I think of cooking. And bacon. This week’s story was inspired by the Olive Garden’s rating of “poor” on their pasta report card. They don’t salt their pasta, you see.

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