Dinner at the Pump Room

Hi, and thanks for stopping by for a story snack! This is a 100-word story for Friday Fictioneers blog challenge for 1 May 2020. Each week, our hostess, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, posts a photo writing prompt. Anyone can play. Just follow the instructions on the original post.

Flash Fiction

The Photo Writing Prompt

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

Description for my blind/visually impaired friends: This image shows classy restaurant linen-covered tables set with fancy cloth napkins at the place settings. The tables are near a corner. Both sides feature large windows.

The Inspiration

When I was a kid, maybe 11, I won a prize from the radio. That was back in the “old days” of corded phones.

The Story: Dinner at the Pump Room

“Mom, do you want to go to the Pump Room if I win?”

She made a dismissive gesture. “You won’t win, but I don’t care about going there anyway.”

I’m pretty sure I’m going to win.

“I’ll invite Dad, then.” I turned the radio up for the announcement.

“The winner of dinner for two at the famous Pump Room is…Ronda Del…Box-ee-oh? Botch-ee-oh? From Chicago.”

I squealed and ran to the phone. “Hi, Dad. Guess what?”

“I just heard. You won the dinner.”

“I’m so excited.”

“Me too.”

I reveled in his enthusiasm.

“That means we’re going to the Pump Room!”


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