The Perks of Being a Delegate

Arlo Proudfoot was pleased. Since he was busy being a delegate attending this multi-race debate, he wasn’t having dinner with his in-laws. His mother-in-law was embarrassingly proud of what was actually a bland soup, and always made a pot for company.

Instead, he was about to enjoy a feast celebrating the successful conclusion of the debate. Each of the races had contributed an ingredient for the main course: the dwarves – fresh salmon; the elves – fragrant herbs; the hobbits – golden onions; the humans – lemon zest, traded from the south. The smell alone from the resulting meal had his mouth watering.

This story was written in response to these prompts:

Carrot Ranch‘s February 27, 2023, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about a golden onion. Any golden onion. One planted or harvested. An onion chopped for a meal. How can you use an onion as a prop in a character’s hand? Go where the prompt leads!

Girlie On The Edge‘s Six Sentence Story prompt: zest

Arlo Proudfoot has previously shown up on my blog in Disrupted Plans.


33 thoughts on “The Perks of Being a Delegate

    1. I’m getting the feeling Arlo could be a somewhat commonly recurring character on my blog. And if I keep writing these types of stories about Arlo and his meals, I could maybe put together a cookbook some time 😆

      Liked by 2 people

      1. Dori *offers a lettuce leaf*: Try it. Just a mouthful.
        Ori: I don’t like green food.🤢
        Dwalin *searches a salad bowl* *visible panic* Where’s the meat? 😨

        Liked by 1 person

  1. Nicole!
    Stories into a cookbook! One that would serve both dishes: storytelling and, if one fancies some kitchen action, recipes from the Tales!
    Honestly…you are onto something!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. And it wouldn’t be simply the recipes, I’d include a section on each page for “Arlo’s comments” such as him stating that if you’re having jam on toast, you must make sure to put on enough jam, or else it’s a completely disappointing experience – thereby referencing my story ‘Disrupted Plans.’

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Excellent Six!
    While not surprising the number of Sixes focused on food and taste and such, given the prompt word, yours was both complimentary (to the others) unique evoking the olfactory, if you will.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks, Clark! The 99 word prompt nicely lined up with the 6 sentence prompt this week. I’m definitely going to be hungry when I find time to sit down and catch up on the stories for both prompts.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s