This is the final old entry - I am now caught up! :) Yay!
Here's my older entries in the #5MinuteFiction contest hosted by Leah Petersen
Prompt: It was green and orange and the most frightening thing he’d ever seen.
It was green and orange and the most frightening thing he’d ever seen. Seriously. Steak Diane wasn’t supposed to look like this. Paul glanced up at his wife, who was hovering with a hopeful look on her face. She had worked so hard at her culinary classes but it seemed that it was all for naught.
Plastering a smile on his face that he hoped was believable; he leaned over the plate and took a big whiff. The noxious odors coming from the plate almost made him add to the colorful mixture on the plate, but he held strong for his dear wife.
“This smells great, Katie. I can’t wait to try it,” he said, without a drop of insincerity.
“Really?” she said, her eyes brimming with happiness. “It doesn’t look quite like the picture from the recipe, but I followed it exactly,”
“I’m sure it’s fine, sweetheart,” he lied.
Katie sighed happily and sat down across from her husband. Paul cut into the pile on his plate, not sure where the steak actually was, and took a bite.
It looked better on the plate than it tasted.