Trifecta Ninety/ Blue Plate Special

Welcome to another Trifecta Challenge
I hope everyone had a great weekend. I learned a lot over the weekend myself, so I hope that this week's challenge is met with better results. 

The challenge word is:  Grasp- to lay hold of with the mind: Comprehend
I'm presenting a 333word contribution. I hope you Trifectan's will enjoy my
                           
                                    Blue Plate Special

“Two blue,” Marge yelled, as she put the ticket on the rake.  His wife of eleven years leaned over the small counter and whispered, “They’re really loving this baby.”

 He smiled throwing two more thick pieces of meat on the grill.  Tonight marked the sixth straight month that their small diner has been packed to capacity. He knew this Blue Plate special would be a hit, well he thought that it would. He had tried this before with poor results. After all what diner didn’t have a signature dish.

Before embarking on this adventure with his wife, they had discussed the matter at length. He had gone to cooking school and she earned her degree in accounting. They had even read books on how to run a successful diner. Yet each dish he prepared was met with frowns and complaints by their clientele. It had taken them months to go through their saving. Things were looking bleak and they had seriously pondered whether to close the diner and find work elsewhere.

 Then one night, right before closing, a friend came by the diner excited. He had come across a rare book during one of his weekend garage sales trek. He handed him the worn leather bound book and told him to read the cover. “How to excel in Diner cooking.” He  looked down and saw that the book was authored by none other than Bill Blue himself, the original master of the diner specials. The name Blue plate specials was named for him.

 He took the book home. The next day he prepared one of Blue’s dishes, but was met with more complaints from his few patrons. He had no idea what he had done wrong, until he went back and read what Bill Blue had said in the forward and grasped his meaning.  “Taste like chicken.”


 While the meat sizzled he was making plans to find another person to slaughter, because like Bill Blue, he had his signature dish, human al la carte.

Thank you for reading and please add your comments, it helps me to grow.

Copyright © 2013 Glynis Rankin

20 comments:

  1. Forget the fact that I don't want to cross paths with this cook and his wife.....I don't want to cross paths with this entire town full of people who might wish to eat me, rather than greet me! :)

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    1. LOL!!
      A road trip from Hell, had me thinking about this.
      You just don't know what you're being served at some of these places. I was sick for days after eating the Blue Plate Speacial

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  3. Yikes! I may never eat meat at a diner again...

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    1. Thank you Annabelle
      Watch out for the Specials, mystery meat.

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  4. Scary .. just too scary ... but superb twist :D

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  6. Ew, I wasn't expecting that ending! I have made a note to avoid Blue Plate specials, and quite possibly chicken :)

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    1. I agree, avoid the surprise in the Blue Plate special at any cost.
      Thanks so much Janna for reading this and adding your Ew comment. ;)

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  7. I think I'll order salad from now on.

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    1. Thank you so much Draug for coming over to read this. It means a lot.
      Yes, salad is always a good choice, unless its a Cobb.

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  8. You never know what you'll dig up in a garage sale! Although that begs the question of what the previous owner did with that cookbook...
    Thank you very much for linking up. Please remember to return to vote!

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  9. Boo! That's what the ending felt like, someone just jumped out and scared the you know what out of me. Lol. Gross!

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    1. I so love your comment! Thank you so much!

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  10. Yikes! I love your take on the Blue Plate special. This is so clever and creative. Well done!

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    1. Wow! Thank you Suzanne. I'm overwhelmed. Thank you!

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  11. Before today, I never considered becoming a vegetarian. :)

    Great, creepy take on the prompt :)

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    1. Thank you so much for reading this Ivy. Love your comment!

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