The passionfruit brulee (Friday Fictioneers)

Image by Björn Rudberg at

Image by Björn Rudberg at

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?’


Friday Fictioneers is a challenge set by Rochelle Fields where writers around the world create 100 word stories inspired by the one image. For more information see:


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54 responses to “The passionfruit brulee (Friday Fictioneers)

  1. Dear Jessie,

    Methinks there might be more differences than just brulee and cake. Nice one.



  2. Passion and Brulee – thats “two – love”

    Nice use of shots Jessie, to fill the time taken to answer the question – very cinematic !

  3. Something delicious about this story, I really liked it.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. This made me laugh out loud!

  8. 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.


  9. Delicious bit of mixing going on there 😉

  10. It looks as though this will be a memorable blind date for all the wrong reasons. 🙂 Good story and well written.

  11. 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.

  12. Love, love LOVE this. You can’t do anything without passion. Without it we are soulless. Perfectly written. A+ Jessie.

  13. 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 🙂

  14. 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!

  15. Hey! What’s wrong with cake? 😉 (lol)

  16. Oh geez, been there! Excellent story 🙂

  17. That’s obviously one relationship that will never work out. What a well-written story!


  18. Fun story – really enjoyed it 😀

  19. 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 🙂

  20. Great piece of writing, a whole relationship explained and ended in 100 words.
    Loved it.

  21. Dee

    Very tasty. Love the different ‘passions’ very well done

  22. I like the terse flavour of this story – and I’ll have to make that brulee now!

  23. 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! 🙂

  24. 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.

  25. Great story, I loved it. It gave me a laugh. Cleverly constructed.

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