His Potluck Ran Out

December 20, 2010

They were discussing the falafels and cucumber sauce they’d enjoyed at the potluck.  He said, “Hey, did you ever wonder how peta bread got its name?”

She said, “There’s a story about how pita bread got its name?” She sat up expectantly to listen.

He adopted an official announcer-type tone and said, “No animals were harmed in the making of this meal.”

Three seconds of stunned silence passed.

She gave him that look and advanced on him slowly.  In her own official announcer-type tone she added, “However, one Amoeba was killed in the telling of this joke,” and then she lunged ….


Quilly is the pseudonym of Charlene L. Amsden, who lives in the Pacific Northwest. When she is not doing book reviews or creating curriculum literature units, she is working on writing the next great American novel. You may visit her writing blog at http://charlene-amsden.com. Quilly is the pseudonym of Charlene L. Amsden, who lives in the Pacific Northwest. When she is not doing book reviews or creating curriculum literature units, she is working on writing the next great American novel. You may visit her writing blog at http://charlene-amsden.com.


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Quilly is the pseudonym of Charlene L. Amsden, who lives in the Pacific Northwest. When she is not doing book reviews or creating curriculum literature units, she is working on writing the next great American novel. You may visit her writing blog at http://charlene-amsden.com.

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