Sunday, July 5, 2015

Hot Stuff

The huge grassy field was filled with tents, tables and flags. Edna loved the culinary samples at the International Food Festival, but Ed was less venturesome about trying new foods. He stuck mostly to drink concoctions.

Multiple tastes of Raki, Sake, Sangria and Ouzo had Ed feeling his oats. As he approached the India table, something orange caught his eye. Ed plopped the sample labeled Bhut Jolokia into his mouth before Edna could intervene.

Seconds later Ed’s eyes widened as sweat poured from his brow.

Edna held up the placard: 

aka Ghost Chili Pepper
WARNING: It’s a hot one

This 99-word story is my contribution to the July 1 Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge to write a story that includes the phrase, It's a hot one.