Story Starter Challenge April 25

Today’s sentence: “Why does this taste like mint?”

Gran liked to have sets.
She had sets of glasses, sets of plates, sets of bowls, saucepans and cutlery too.
She said it was because she swore as a child never to have odds and ends when she was a grown up.
Half the time, they stayed in the cupboard, though she did keep a couple of odd things out for mixing her sauces.
Granfer liked his scotch, and Gran kept a special set of glasses for spirits in her tallboy.
Whilst she was getting supper, she asked her visiting grandson to get a glass and pour him a generous measure, asking for port for herself and telling the lad there was beer in the fridge if he wanted one.
Granfer took one sip and spat it out.
“Why does this taste like mint?” he demanded.
Gran looked up and immediately saw that her grandson had taken a glass from her kitchen, using the one she put her mint jelly in when they had lamb.
She was glad she hadn’t taken a sip of her port, as that glass was used for horseradish!

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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5 Responses to Story Starter Challenge April 25

  1. Sadje says:

    Oops, a blunder you can expect from a grand kid. And no serious repercussions either.

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