The Speakeasy # 138… CANDY KITCHEN

851565_567787583253950_845844276_nCANDY KITCHEN

The bowl lay overturned on the floor, a rough crack running down one side.

“Grandma’s going to kill me! First her marble slab, now her favorite mixing bowl.  HELP ME!!!!!!

“Wake up! Wake up, what’s wrong?”

Twisted up in a sheet and drenched in a cold sweat, I fight to get back into reality, trying to explain the delicious pinks and reds.

“You’ve been playing way too much Candy Crush on facebook!” my friend says.

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speakeasy2THE SPEAKEASY #138…  This week our sentence prompt, provided by last week’s winner  Kianwi, must be used as the FIRST line in your piece. And the media prompt is a picture, which you will find below. As with all our media prompts, your post shouldn’t be about the picture, but you must make some sort of reference to it in your submission.   “The bowl lay overturned on the floor, a rough crack running down one side.

make-up set

This story kind of came to me in a dream.  I had gone to sleep thinking of the prompt line, and I had bought some homemade caramels from a friend at a craft fair, who sells them under the name GrandmaFreysCaramels. And, I have a friend on facebook who plays Candy Crush all the time, it’s one of those games like FarmVille that have people hooked.  She’s always trying to get me to play.  I’m not sure it was me in the dream, I think I was writing the story in the dream.  Those might be clues to how the dream came about… so, I thought I’d use it for my story.

p.s. If you like good caramel candy, order some from Paul.  He’s a good guy and coach of the Friday Harbor High School Girls Soccer Team… Division Champs this year… my granddaughter Isabel is a star midfielder.

17 responses

  1. Ah, Ted, the one game I play on FB that you are NOT also afflicted with! (You should try it sometime….) 😉

    1. haha… not me… I like Criminal Case!

    1. Thanks… I’ll accept ‘cute’ on this one…

  2. Some of our best creations come by way of such a circuitous path. I enjoyed the combination however it was hatched.

    1. Thanks, Joe… I’ve never had it happen like this. It was pretty interesting, and fun to try to figure out exactly all the parts.

  3. You are lucky, Ted you didn’t have to think , the story came to you in your dream. I enjoyed reading it.
    Ranu

  4. Ha!Ha!This was deliciously cute:-)

  5. Loved it…..short and sweet1

  6. I’ve never played that game. Will stay away from it! Thanks for the heads up. 🙂

  7. I’m glad (once again) you found the speakeasy, Ted. This was fun! And it proves you don’t need to have 750 words to write a story. I have avoided Candy Crush. I don’t need any more distractions than I already have!

  8. Excellent. We’re sneaking into your subconscious!

    Love your take on the prompt, Ted! Those games are seriously addictive.

  9. HAPPY BIRTHDAY !! TEDSTER, Have a fun one, take care

  10. Haha! Good one (and a story that writes itself – even better!) I’ve never played that game but have heard of its addictiveness, which is why I plan to never ever try it!

  11. Ha ha, fun! I love that you just wrote what you needed to, and didn’t add a lot of extra stuff. I also liked reading your explanation of how you came to write the story. Sometimes I wish everyone would do that!

  12. Oh Ted, you are so, so funny! This is a sweet tale and had me laughing.
    Eliz

  13. I like it when folks come together and share thoughts. Great website, keep it up!

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