Monday’s Finish the Story- Hungry Work


Here’s my contribution to this week’s Monday’s Finish the Story prompt from Barbara Beacham. Bit over the word limit today, as pizza proved to be quite a difficult prompt to write about. Would love to hear your thoughts 🙂

March 15, 44 BC, Rome, Italy

“Pizza anyone?”

“I can’t believe you feel like eating after what we’ve just done.” Decimus stared at the carnage around them. “I feel sick.”

“What’s wrong with that?” Marc shrugged. “Stabbing is hungry work, and I missed breakfast.. Sure you don’t want anything? Garlic Bread?”

“No, I’m fine thanks.” Decimus looked queasy as he flopped down onto the marble steps. “I’m just going to stick my head in a bucket and throw up.”

“Suit yourself. Anyone else? Albinus? Longinus?”

“I am a bit peckish actually” Longinus looked up from cleaning his hands. “I’ll have a margarita extra cheese.”

“Do they do gluten free?” Albinus was sipping wine to calm his nerves.

“Albinus, pizza is made with dough. Of course they don’t do gluten free.”

“Well get me a salad then. No tomato. I don’t like tomato”

“Fine..Hello? can I order some delivery please. Address is 1 Consul Way. It’s Brutus. B-R-U-T-U-S. I’ll have a large BBQ Meatlovers, Large Supreme, Margarita extra cheese. And a salad, no tomato. Thanks.”

17 thoughts on “Monday’s Finish the Story- Hungry Work

  1. Well done! The setting was perfect and I liked the way you finished this off with the order of pizzas and a salad! Hold the tomatoes! 🙂 Thanks again for participating in the MFtS challenge and for your suggestion of a topic! See you back next week? I hope so… Be well…. ^..^

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  2. Jessie, I wanted to take this opportunity to tell you again how happy I am that you have become a part of the FFfAW weekly writers’ group. I love reading your stories and you bring a special element to the mix of writers. Thank you for your continued participation and I hope you will continue. I look forward to reading your future stories. ((Hugs)) PJ


  3. I like your humorous take! As someone with loved ones with Celiac’s Disease, having spent time learning to cook a few Gluten-Free dishes, I appreciate the reference : ) I haven’t attempted GF pizza, but I know that places do! haha Nice mix of the old and the new in your language.

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  4. I love the visit to Ancient Rome here, Az. And yes, I’ve no doubt they’d enjoy a pizza or two after a good old battle or day at the arena. The way you link Roman life with modern day pizza is excellent. Well done. 🙂


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