#FF — One Glass of Wine

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Half of Mina’s friends cautioned her to decline the prize and the other half didn’t. She had entered and won WBLD’s limerick contest, where a home-cooked dinner was first prize. The Count, a national celebrity in Transylvania, hosted a knockoff version of “Kitchen Nightmares” where all recipes included fresh kill. He lived in his castle at the top of the hill and would be cooking Mina’s meal.

Curiosity trumped caution and soon Mina was rapping at the massive front door. It creaked open.

Good evening!,” said The Count. “Dinner will be served in one, two, three, four, five minutes!”

[100 words]

For those who don’t know who The Count (or Cookie Monster!) is/are:

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

50 Comments Add yours

  1. neilmacdon says:

    Today’s story is brought to you by the numbers 6, 6 and 6

    Liked by 3 people

    1. msjadeli says:

      LOL, Neil. I gotcha with my twist, didn’t I.

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  2. plaridel says:

    would it be served medium rare or well done? would she have choice? 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Good question! She’d probably tell The Count how many minutes to grill it 😉

      Liked by 1 person

  3. That’s great, Lisa. BTW, we had Sesame Street in Germany as well, while I was growing up there. I loved that show!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Awesome, Christian. My kids both learned to read and so much more by watching it. What makes me happy now is that my son and his wife are having the grandbaby watch it 🙂 Did your kid(s) watch it growing up?

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  4. Sadje says:

    Lol! Good one Li

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  5. trentpmcd says:

    I can imagine it. “I made you peas! There are one, two, three, four..” “No please, stop.” “..five, six,…”
    Just then, noticing the large bowl of rice, next to a bowl of pomegranate seeds, Mina let’s out a blood curdling scream.
    Her friends were right, a fate worse than death 😉
    lol, I liked the story, the perfect twist.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      LOL, Trent, love that comment and I’m sure you are right 🙂

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  6. Carol anne says:

    brilliant! I love it! 😀

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Carol Anne!

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  7. Iain Kelly says:

    That went from vampire story to educational kid’s TV in a flash 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      lol I got a giggle out of it. Last week my son was talking about letting the baby watch Sesame Street and that has stuck in my mind.

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  8. Sandra says:

    An interesting evening ahead.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Indeed!

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  9. Dear Lisa,

    I love your twist at the end. I used to watch Sesame Street with my kids and the Count was always a favorite. This was one–ONE wonderful story, hahahahahahaha.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Rochelle, I’m tickled that you also watched it with your kids. Thank you ❤
      Shalom,
      Lisa

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  10. GHLearner says:

    Wonderful. I love the video and all of Jim Henson’s critters. And a great twist, too, I totally fell for it.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Gabi. I decided to lighten my story up a little this week.

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  11. Not the ending I was expecting and all the better for it! Nice one, two, three …. Lisa!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Keith, many thanks. Glad you enjoyed the story 🙂

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  12. Badfinger (Max) says:

    I love the Count! I was confused until I saw the video lol.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Max, happy the video clarified it for you. He’s one of my favorites also (as is Cookie Monster.)

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      1. Badfinger (Max) says:

        I always liked those two along with Bert and Ernie.
        I also loved the two older smart alecks in the balcony.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          I love them too. I think Bert and Ernie were the first gay couple in the world of children’s television. And those old crusty geezers were funny!

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          1. Badfinger (Max) says:

            My question about Bert and Ernie is did they get their origin off of It’s A Wonderful Life? The Taxi driver and the policeman? Bert and Ernie

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            1. msjadeli says:

              Wow, maybe they did. It could have been a nod to them.

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              1. Badfinger (Max) says:

                I made thereply to the wrong post lol.

                Liked by 1 person

                1. msjadeli says:

                  lol doesn’t matter I knew what you were talking about

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  13. granonine says:

    Fun story, love the imagination. Good one!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Linda, thank you 🙂

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  14. Irene says:

    Oooo, I would have liked to win that prize, hehe, a classic!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      LOL. You’d probably help The Count cook dinner 🙂 Thanks, Irene!

      Liked by 1 person

  15. Bill says:

    I think she is safe with this Count. But I am so curious about the Limerick contest.
    You are such a clever one, Lisa. :-))))))

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Bill. Feel free to use your creative license and write a limerick that would fit the the story 🙂

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  16. Bill says:

    As you wish:

    There once was a lady named Mina
    Who couldn’t resist a subpoena
    She went to the castle
    To Count with no hassle
    Now Mina’s the prima ballerina

    🙂

    Liked by 3 people

    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Wonderful! :::applause:::

      Liked by 1 person

  17. Dale says:

    That was so much fun, Lisa! Who doesn’t love the count?

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Dale!

      Liked by 1 person

  18. draliman says:

    I’m not sure I’d trust him to cook me dinner 😮

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Me neither! You know there is going to come a time in the evening when he says, “two, two fangs, one, two, and one pretty white neck…”

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  19. authorfleurl says:

    That was a twist I wasn’t expecting, you got me! My kids watch ed Sesame St every morning without fail. I used to love the Professor…but Mina is cool with the Count 😉 A very cute take on the prompt!

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  20. Vartika says:

    That was the happy twist. I am relaxed.

    Liked by 1 person

  21. Laurie Bell says:

    Lol so much here
    I’m not sure I’d head up there. Great twist on the Count. Still the food might be a bit too, ah, fresh for my liking.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks for the great comment, Laurie. I agree with you on the meal.

      Like

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