His Facebook status update showed he was in her city. That city which had seen their friendship blossoming into love. That city which had also seen betrayal killing their love. That city which had been the graveyard of memories, broken promises & tears. Time had passed but healed nothing. She was still carrying the shards of her broken dreams. But this news made her eyes glint & put a spring in her step. She would see him. Surely he wouldn’t deny. After all he was the one who wanted to remain “friends”.
She called him up. After some small talk, with apprehension, she invited him for dinner. He wanted to take her out but she insisted on cooking for him. It did not take much insistence as he always was fan of her cooking skills. And the day arrived. The table was laid with all his favourite dishes. The dinner was peppered with conversations & reminiscences. It was an evening to remember! Finally she got his favourite dish out, Butterscotch Icecream, topped with loads of chocolate sauce. It was a joy to see him relish the ice cream. This is how she wanted him to remember. This is how she wanted them to stay forever.
Next day, the local newspaper lay at her doorstep. The headlines screamed. A couple found dead in a flat. Half eaten ice cream dishes found on the dining table. Police are investigating whether it is a case of Suicide or Murder.
4 thoughts on “A Dish Best Served Cold..”
I have read this story many times before. I dunno why I never left any comment. This has been one of your best and most remarkable works till date. I especially love the ending. Most shocking but so subtly served. Readers stay clueless till end just like the ex. Brilliant!
Wow! Jeffrey Archer is my idol & I like the way he puts twists in his tales. I was just trying to be out of my comfort zone of sweet stories 😀
One of the most amazing works I ve read recently. Amazing is the word. Short and crisp, yet leaves the reader with a eerie feeling, which would haunt him for days to come 🙂
Wow! That’s an awesome feedback! Thank you so much 😀