The blind date is going well until the passionfruit brulee arrives.
Inspired by the dessert and committed to getting deeper than small talk, I foolishly ask, ‘What’s your passion?’
‘What do you mean… passion?’
The man in the corner, eyes closed, strums his guitar. The chef in the kitchen licks the spoon before adding one more pinch of salt. The woman outside swears into her phone. The taxi driver blasts his horn in frustration.
My date shrugs and says, ‘I kinda like cake.’
I let out a long sigh.
‘Waiter! Can I have this brulee to go?’
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54 responses to “The passionfruit brulee (Friday Fictioneers)”
Methinks there might be more differences than just brulee and cake. Nice one.
Thanks Rochelle. I enjoyed this week’s prompt and all the stories that have stemmed from it. Looking forward to next ‘Friday’!
Passion and Brulee – thats “two – love”
Nice use of shots Jessie, to fill the time taken to answer the question – very cinematic !
Thanks. I like the cinematic approach… less telling and more showing 🙂
Good write! Enjoyed it.
Something delicious about this story, I really liked it.
Hehe delicious 🙂
Ha… I think this would be definitely a limitation in a relationship to have a passion for cake… if you expect an answer like — my passion is the velvet of your voice, the way your eyes flicker in the candle-light…. comes out as cake… quite a let-down.
Haha exactly! Gorgeous photo this week by the way. Was it taken in a restaurant? A lot of the writers have taken it down that path…
Beautiful work – the way you brought in the small venues of what was happening while the blind date thought. Thanks for a nice tight story.
Thanks Alicia! Glad you liked it.
REALLY, REALLY funny!! And so clever with the vista displayed and heard in the interim! What would my answer be, I wonder..nobody ever asked me that delightful question.
The main character is rather judgemental… And I do wonder what their answer would have been if put on the spot. Brulee perhaps?
Maybe judgemental, but such a wonderful character, as her date was. And the timing was perfect, with the little things happening before his reply. Just a wonderful piece.
This made me laugh out loud!
Wonderful! Great response 🙂
I laughed, too, and enjoyed the “fillers” as time passed, although I sincerely hope that licked spoon didn’t go back into the food! 🙂 Always good to find irreconcilable differences right away…and great idea to take the dessert along. Good one.
Thanks Janet. And of course it went back in the pot!
Delicious bit of mixing going on there 😉
Delicious indeed! Thanks for the read.
It looks as though this will be a memorable blind date for all the wrong reasons. 🙂 Good story and well written.
Thanks Patricia! Glad you liked it.
I love the snippets of background as she waited for the answer. It made it seem all the more preposterous when it finally came 🙂
Well told, at least she had the sense to make a quick exit and bring the passion fruit brulee.
Thank you for lovely comments once again. I couldn’t bear the thought of her leaving the brulee behind!
Love, love LOVE this. You can’t do anything without passion. Without it we are soulless. Perfectly written. A+ Jessie.
Thank you! I’m glad you understand 🙂
Haha this is hilarious! Our lady seems to be romantic and a believer in dreams and passions of life, while her date…..uh, not so poetic! Loved this take on the prompt 🙂
Thanks Tinkerbelle 🙂
Well, there goes her sugar high for that blind date. She’ll take solace in her brûlée once she gets home, no doubt. Cute story!
Thank you! And I love the proper spelling of brûlée too… wish I’d used it!
Hey! What’s wrong with cake? 😉 (lol)
Haha maybe nothing. Who knows, if she’d asked a few more questions she might have discovered he’s an international pastry chef with cake as his specialty. But alas, she left too soon!
Oh geez, been there! Excellent story 🙂
That’s obviously one relationship that will never work out. What a well-written story!
Thanks for the read Cheryl!
Fun story – really enjoyed it 😀
Glad you liked it 🙂
Dear Jessie, your story is so cute and typical. Poor girl wants (I think) more and the guy wants more cake? She is smart to take the passion fruit brulee home! Good story from the prompt! Really enjoyable. I like the things she stares sees killing time – very smart! Nan 🙂
Thanks Nan for your lovely comments. Yes, she’s looking for a passionate man and all she ended up with was the brûlée.
Great piece of writing, a whole relationship explained and ended in 100 words.
An Elephant Can stop by anytime with lovely comments like that!
Very tasty. Love the different ‘passions’ very well done
Thank you Dee! Glad you enjoyed it 🙂
I like the terse flavour of this story – and I’ll have to make that brulee now!
Hehe terse flavour. Nice comment!
I can see how this story would go on screen. A scene that is both funny and frustrating. I like how you clearly illustrated how one simple moment can define the entirety of the experience. Well done. Cheers! 🙂
Thank you for your lovely comment! I could see it as a movie scene too 🙂
so glad i decided to drop by, your story is my favorite for this week. really love where you went with the prompt. and the girl kinda reminded me of myself. haha wonderfully done.
Thank you! What a lovely comment 🙂
Great story, I loved it. It gave me a laugh. Cleverly constructed.
Thanks Maree for your lovely comment. I really enjoyed reading it aloud on the weekend. It’s nice getting that instant feedback 🙂