Good evening everyone. This is an entry for Friday Fictioneers, where we write a 100 word story based on the photo prompt. The challenge is hosted here by Rochelle Wisoff Fields, who also kindly supplied the photo this week. The frog below will take you to other entries.
A lacquered bowl was gently placed in front of him.
Octopus – his favourite dish. He plucked a tentacle with some chopsticks, admiring the delicate fleshy circles.
Of course, the biggest suckers at this particular restaurant table were definitely his prospective clients.
He smiled at them, but not too much. Treat ‘em mean, keep ‘em keen. That way, they’d never question if the deal was too good to be true.
An honest deal wouldn’t keep him in pricey sushi, would it?
“Well, I might have a solution to your problems, but it’s a bit different to what you had in mind…”