Microcosms 13

Food seems to be preoccupying a lot of people’s minds around this time of year. The 23rd was Melba Toast Day and National Chip and Dip Day; the 24th was National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day; today is both Pecan Day and Waffle Day; tomorrow is National Spinach Day; and the 28th is Something on a Stick Day. Add to that the fact that Sunday also happens to be Easter, which is often associated with candy.

With that in mind, I thought we’d do something a little different this week and have characters commonly associated with food – including characters that are food. Let’s have fun with this one!

As usual, our contest will begin with three things: character, setting, and genre.

We spun, and our three elements are character: cop, setting: fair, and genre: steam punk. Let’s see what you can do with that. lol

Feel free to write a story using those or spin a new set of your own. Be sure to include which three elements you’re using.

  • waffle
  • cereal mascot
  • chef
  • baker
  • bunny
  • banana
  • diner patron
  • waiter/waitress
  • corn dog
  • chocolate bunny
  • marshmallow
  • donut
  • cop
  • farmer
  • vegetarian
  • ant
  • kitchen
  • tree
  • field of grass
  • inside an egg
  • table
  • diner
  • in the stomach
  • fair
  • picnic
  • backyard barbecue
  • police car
  • police station
  • restaurant
  • bakery
  • eating contest
  • farm
  • horror
  • sci-fi
  • steam punk
  • mystery
  • fantasy
  • romance
  • drama
  • comedy
  • poem


Judging this week are last week’s winners, Bill Engleson and Steph Ellis. 🙂

All submissions should be 100 words in length, give or take 10 words (90 – 110 words). You have until midnight, New York time to submit.

Winners will receive a copy of the Kindle version of 10 MINUTE VEGAN RECIPES: The Busy Beginners’ Diet ( Healthy Weight Loss) (10 Minute Chef Series)
(currently available in the US, the UK, Australia, and other territories), or a similarly priced book of their choosing; alternatively, winners may elect to have the monetary equivalent donated to World Reader or another literacy-related charity.

If you like, you may incorporate the following photo prompt (not required).

Ant on a Leaf by Jithin K U

Ant on a Leaf by Jithin K U

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