Flash Fiction for the Aspiring Writer: A Sparse Pantry and Fridge #amwriting #flashfiction

Thank you to the lovely Priceless Joy for hosting FFftAW.


Maria – Doodles and Scribbles.


“Kat, are you sure you went grocery shopping? The fridge is nearly bare and there’s no meat; even the pantry is half-empty?”
Kat looked away from Jan, flipping through movies to watch on Netflix but Jan wouldn’t be ignored. 

“Well, I did go grocery shopping. I know it was my turn, but do we need all that food?” Kat said. 

“What do you mean do we need it?” Jan asked. “Our bodies need fruits, vegetables, and healthy protein. We need whole grains and items to bring for lunch and snacks. You didn’t even buy dark chocolate,” Jan remarked. “Did something happen? Did you run out of money?” 

Kat sighed, her face ashamed, “Yeah, I overspent shopping for clothes for work clothes for my internship. I didn’t mean to but it’s been a long time since I’ve been able to shop for any new clothes.” 

Jan considered her friend’s admission.They were both students in the last year of their business degrees and money was tight, but she decided to forgive Kat. 

“Okay Kat. I wish you’d had more self-control, but I know you require professional clothes for work. I also realize we both need both to replace some of our worn-out clothes soon. I’ll forgive you this month and pay for the rest of the groceries.” 

“Oh thank you Jan.”

“But I have conditions: You need to buy most of the groceries for the next two months so I can do some shopping for my self for next semester. You’ll have to help me, I’ve no sense of style when it comes to professional attire.” 

Kat laughed, “Agreed I’ll pay for our groceries for two-months, after this month; the fashion advice is free.” 

Jan hugged Kat and they watched a new movie together, content with their solution. 


©Mandibelle16. (2016) All Rights Reserved.

14 thoughts on “Flash Fiction for the Aspiring Writer: A Sparse Pantry and Fridge #amwriting #flashfiction

  1. clcouch123 October 14, 2016 / 9:01 pm

    Amanda, it’s a treat to see friends working it out. The impromptu arrangement is practical and likable. Even plays to strengths.

    Liked by 1 person

    • mandibelle16 October 14, 2016 / 10:03 pm

      Thank you Christopher. I was t sure what do with the picture. So glad this worked for you.


  2. Iain Kelly October 14, 2016 / 10:06 pm

    Nice scene, I imagine it happens quite a lot in student apartments around the world! Glad they worked it out. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Priceless Joy October 15, 2016 / 12:34 pm

    I don’t think I would have been so forgiving but it’s good that the two friends worked it out! Sweet story, Mandi!

    Liked by 1 person

    • mandibelle16 October 15, 2016 / 9:45 pm

      Thank you PJ. I don’t think the friend had ever done anything like that before. So this time she’s forgiven with penalties but next time . . .


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