Do you ever feel like this: Aaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!! ?
I thought that surely after school started back up that things would calm down and I would soon find a new normalcy- after my children abandoned me for a better education.
Boy was I wrong. But that’s just life. It gets busy. and sometimes stays that way…. for what seems like forever. And once again I missed two flash fiction challenges (ugh!). I find that I write better and push myself further on my WIP when I participate in Charli’s challenges.
The September 3, 2014 challenge from over at Carrot Ranch Communications prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) include food in your story.
I absolutely loved this weeks prompt. Food! Something we tend to take for granted when we have a plentiful of. Something we covet the most when we deprive our selves of it. Oh, how my mind jumped from possibility to possibility on what to write about. I’ll share a few ideas…
- A mom trying out new recipes for her family (that idea was too close to home, my family wishes I would stop trying out new recipes and just stick to the tried and true.)
- A person cooking a special dinner for a spouse (again too close to home, that always ends in tears and my husband having to take over and fix my disasters/running to grab fast food.)
- A person who stops reliving all of her kitchen nightmares and write about a pissed off woman (YES! That one!)
As usual, she began preparing dinner, but today she carried on in a new calm manner. At first she thought to make his favorite but that would lead to suspect after last night. Spaghetti was too soft anyway.
No, she was making her favorite instead, chicken fried steak smothered in gravy, the earthy smell of boiling potatoes already permeating the air.
Her decision came easily after seeing her reflection in the now broken mirror. Carefully, she ground the glass and combined it with the flour, setting aside some for the potatoes.
Tonight was her turn to leave a mark.
So how did I do?
P.S. If you get a chance, head over to the Carrot Ranch Communications and see all of the other wonderful pieces written by a great group of people.