Guest of Honour

guest of honour

The five of them sat around the table. He was at the head, smiling at the others beside him.
‘Thank you, for the invite,’ he said.
‘Thank you for accepting,’ gushed the lady of the house. ‘We love welcoming our new neighbours.’
‘Have there been many neighbours?’
‘Oh about twelve in the last year,’ she said. ‘Isn’t that about right, dear?’ she asked looking at her husband across the table.
‘Yes, darling. I think so’
‘So what’s for dinner?’ asked the guest, losing at the empty dishes in front of him.
‘Well, you are our guest of honour and lucky thirteen, so it’s only the very best,’ said the lady.
He laughed. ‘Lucky? I always thought thirteen was unlucky.’
‘Oh well, unlucky for you perhaps, but lucky for us.’
They carved him up for dinner and enjoyed his brain with a dash of red wine. The children had juice, of course.
‘I wonder,’ said the little girl, ‘who number fourteen will be.’

(c) Sanch V @ Sanch Writes (13 July 2016)

Inspired by the Daily Prompt: Guest and written for Day 4 of the Write Tribe Festival of Words Challenge***

9 Comments

  1. Ngobesing Romanus

    July 13, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    Interesting story. I enjoy reading it.
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  2. Tina Basu

    July 13, 2016 at 9:43 pm

    pretty interesting thing to write on 13th July!
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  3. Kala Ravi

    July 13, 2016 at 9:56 pm

    OMG! Scary! The beautiful image preceding the tale, sure misled me!
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  4. Sunaina Bhatia

    July 13, 2016 at 11:49 pm

    Ouch…….I am not the 14th one for sure…..:P
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  5. Parul Thakur

    July 14, 2016 at 1:11 am

    That’s freaky! Super freaky 🙁
    well written and goes with the date today. smart choice 🙂
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  6. Mithila Menezes @fabulus1710

    July 14, 2016 at 1:41 am

    Oh my, I’m just going to be scared to eat at anyone’s house now! 😀

  7. Rajlakshmi

    July 14, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    noooo Hannibals as neighbor … enough to creep me out at night!
    Well written.
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  8. Damyanti

    July 14, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    This made me smile 😀

  9. Shilpa Gupte

    July 14, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    Oh my gosh! I had a creepy feeling that the guest is soon going to become the dinner…and he did! 😀

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