Friday Fictioneers – Everything to Choose From

Posted: August 3, 2016 by J.A. Prentice in Flash Fiction, Uncategorized
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Rows of gleaming glass met Peter’s eyes as he walked up to the counter. There seemed to be as many bottles – large and small, shining in a hundred different shades – than there were stars in a clear night’s sky.

“What will it be?” a grey-bearded man asked.

“What do you have?” Peter asked.

“Everything.”

“Everything?”

“I have mead from Valhalla and ambrosia from Olympus. I have mermaid’s tears and bottles of liquid song. I have starlight and dragon’s blood. What do you want?”

Peter hesitated for moment.

“Coke,” he said. “No ice.”

The man nodded. “An excellent choice.”


Word Count: 98

This is for Friday Fictioneers. Thanks to Ted Strutz for the prompt photo and Rochelle Wisoff- Fields for running the challenge!

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Comments
  1. neilmacdon says:

    Everyone should have a bathos at least once a week

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  2. Dear J. A.

    Very cool bartender. Love the dialogue.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  3. Nick Anthony says:

    Nice story! non-alcoholic soda seems to be a reoccurring theme this friday haha

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  4. mandibelle16 says:

    Haha cute JA. He could have had all those things, but he just wanted a coke. Or the shop owner was kidding when he said he had all those potions. Either way, funny.

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  5. maria says:

    Hahaha! A bottle of elixir, please!

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  6. Sandra says:

    And a wise choice too, considering some of the alternatives. Well done.

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  7. Great offers, I would have not chosen the coke. 🙂

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  8. gahlearner says:

    A bottle of song wouldn’t be a bad choice either, I guess. Great bar and fun story.

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  9. Graham Lawrence says:

    Great dialogue. Enjoyable tale too.

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  10. This really made me laugh! Some people love the intrigue of the new and untried, some love the safety of what they know. Both are right if it works for them.

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