99 word prompt : comfort food

May 4, 2017 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about comfort food. How can this familiarity influence a story or character? Is it something unusual, like Twinkies from the 1970s? Or is it something from home, from another place or time? Go where the prompt leads.


“What are you eating,” my sister asked.

“Dried lima beans and ham hocks,” I replied.

“You know I hate lima beans!”

“You eat cantaloupe in my presence even though you know it smells and tastes like vomit to me,” I said, stabbing a giant Lima with a fork.

“Something is wrong with your taste buds,” she decreed.

“Thank you for sharing a medical expertise that a million doctors with actual degrees can’t match,” I chuckled.  “If you don’t like my comfort food, don’t watch me eat.”

The door slammed shut and I smiled, eagerly reaching for my hidden chocolates.