#FF — Up on the Roof

PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot

Up on the Roof

It was that kind of day — cotton-puff clouds dotting robin’s-egg-blue skies, sun enough to warm — that made Sill glad to be alive. She flipped the shop’s sign to “Closed” and climbed eight floors to the roof. Ergochair molding to her curves, Laura Nyro crooning on her radio; within minutes she dozed.

Her cell “plinked,” interrupting a swell dream involving her and Townes VanZandt.

“Your order has arrived,” it said.

She looked up then watched the drone lower and land soundlessly. Antica Pesa hands-down made the best Shrimp Alfredo pasta on the planet – and Tiramisu to die for!

 

 

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields is the educational host of Friday Fictioneers.

84 Comments Add yours

  1. The ultimate food delivery!
    Ronda

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thanks for reading, Ronda.

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  2. Great idea to sit up on a roof terrace and wait for a drone to deliver. Nice take on the photo prompt.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Susan 🙂

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  3. Well then. Perfection! 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thank you!

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    2. msjadeli says:

      Na’ama I just tried to leave a comment on your wonderful rooftop dance story and it would not let me leave one. Just letting you know!

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      1. How odd! I’m not sure why, because others were able to leave comments and I just went into the post and comments are ‘on’ — can you perhaps try again or on another post? If it persists I’d let the “happiness engineers” know!

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        1. msjadeli says:

          I’ll try to find your post in my feed instead of clicking on it from Mr. Linky.

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          1. Should work from Linky, too, but who knows! Thanks for being game to try and troubleshoot!

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            1. msjadeli says:

              I found your post in my feed.

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  4. neilmacdon says:

    Congratulations on avoiding any lockdown references

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thanks, Neil!

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  5. Ooh dinner by drone! I like it! 💕

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thank you, Cathryn!

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  6. Iain Kelly says:

    If only life were this smooth 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes indeed 🙂

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  7. Sadje says:

    Cool delivery system.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Sadje, yes it would be.

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome 😉 Specially now.

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  8. Robin’s egg and cotton puff imagery can’t be beaten. Considering that she listens to Laura Nyro and Townes Van Zandt, can we assume she has a few (at least metaphorical)grey hairs?

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Since lockdown and no access to beauty salon, way more than a few, and not a metaphor in sight.

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  9. Kathe W. says:

    oh my….how divine! Roof service! Cheers see ya tomorrow!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 I wonder if they have it in the big cities?

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  10. Laura is great on this.

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  11. plaridel says:

    i guess that’ll be the day. hope to still be around when it happens. 🙂

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  12. Nobbinmaug says:

    That sounds like an amazing evening. I love Alfredo, especially shrimp. I’m on the opposite side of the country from Antica Pesa. The best I’ve had was in the town where I grew up. A little restaurant in a
    little town called D’Aurelio’s. My mom and I went on my last visit, and we had to wait an hour just to get in.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes, it was, in my mind. I googled, “best take out Italian food in new york city” and Antic Pesa popped up 🙂 You’re on the west coast? I do love shrimp Alfredo though, and learned how to make tiramisu because my older son likes it. We don’t have any really good Italian restaurants in my berg.

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      1. Nobbinmaug says:

        Yes, I’m from Northern Cali. Bay Area originally, then up north to a little town. Currently Reno.

        Good moms will always find a solution.

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  13. draliman says:

    Sounds like a good life!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I wish it was mine! 🙂

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  14. Sandra says:

    Hungry already. Nice one.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Sandra!

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  15. Tannille says:

    My mouth started watering!

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  16. Nice way to receive a meal.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thanks, Doug!

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  17. I liked the new delivery mode and model!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      It worked out pretty well, thanks 🙂

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  18. Mike says:

    I enjoyed this, when can I get a delivery

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Mike!

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  19. Talk about delivery service! I doubt that is very far away.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 I vaguely remember reading something about drones being used to deliver packages. Maybe it was a dream?

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      1. I don’t think it was a dream. I think it was on some show or something. They are everywhere!

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  20. memadtwo says:

    A favorite song for many reasons.
    We lived for a year in a building with a roof deck, and my younger daughter and I used to take pizza up and watch the sun set. Luckily, the pizza place was just across the street… (k)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Oh what a wonderful experience and memory. Does your current building have an accessible roof?

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      1. memadtwo says:

        No, unfortunately. I think most building roof decks are closed at this point–too hard to social distance.

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  21. Great menu … I’ve got my bib on.
    This is a timely piece as some companies are using drones for delivery.
    No cooking, home delivery, I’m on board.
    Isadora 😎

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Ah so this is present day, and not the future. Great! Glad the menu pleases you 🙂

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  22. calmkate says:

    a wondrous fantasy, love tiramisu … nice song 🙂

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      1. calmkate says:

        a pleasure, I’ll join you on the roof if I may 🙂

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  23. badfinger20 says:

    I like that version of Up On The Roof… Now I want Shrimp Alfredo or Chicken…I’m not picky…on a roof.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I do too! And don’t forget the tiramisu!

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      1. badfinger20 says:

        Ah yes

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  24. ceayr says:

    Everyone needs a Happy Place

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    1. msjadeli says:

      If I lived in a densely populated area in a time of lockdown, I’d live up there. Thank you for reading and commenting, Ceayr.

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  25. Dear Lisa,

    Idyllic little story. Love the delivery drone.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Rochelle, thank you and glad you enjoyed it.
      Shalom,
      Lisa

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  26. Lynn Love says:

    A rather lovely vision of the near future. We may bemoan technology sometimes but it performs wonders everyday.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Lynn, and I agree. It’s a love-hate relationship for me, mostly love these days.

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  27. granonine says:

    Oh man. I want that meal!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      :::pushing some through the screen for you:::

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  28. Dale says:

    What a perfect ending to a perfect day!
    Loved this

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glad you enjoyed it, thanks, Dale!

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  29. pennygadd51 says:

    What a delicious vision! Italian food eaten alfresco. I hope Sill had a nice bottle of white wine ready chilled!

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  30. What a nice take on drone delivery. Hey, if you haven’t got a back yard…

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you and glad you enjoyed the story 🙂

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  31. A perfect place to be in times of social distancing.

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  32. Laurie Bell says:

    Oh this invoked a peaceful feeling. Well written

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Laurie!

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  33. A lovely little description of bliss, well done

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Michael.

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  34. subroto says:

    Sounds idyllic, unless one of these days the wires get crossed and the McDrone delivers instead 🙂

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