Thursday, April 03, 2014

How To Cook A Delicious Cake (A to Z Challenge)

A To Zers: Remember, you get TWO posts on the A To Z Challenge: This one, a 250-word story about Delicious Cake, and also my ongoing serialized story about the alphabet, which is in the post below this.  It's Friday, you've got time, so why not read 'em both.

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Now, your 250-word short story:
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How To Cook A Delicious Cake.

It is 8 a.m. Sunday morning. Inspiration strikes! But, it’s an amorphous kind of inspiration. It could inspire anything: paint a landscape. Sculpt the twilight of the gods in marble. You don’t have any marble. Where does marble come from? Is it an actual kind of rock you can dig out of the ground and it just is like that? 

Or is it made up of other kinds of rocks, crumbled together somehow?

It seems kind of impossible to crumble together rocks to make other rocks, but isn’t that how diamonds are made? Sure, but that’s over millions of years and with lots of pressure, etc., and the like, and people probably couldn’t do that but, then, didn’t you read in that one article a few weeks ago that they were building some kind of giant fusion reactor that was going to essentially be a star only that’s the kind of thing that probably never gets done, it’s like when you read about those movies they announce they’re going to make: STEVEN SPIELBERG IN TALKS TO PRODUCE SEQUEL TO "E.T." STARRING KRIS KRISTOFFERSEN!

If he’s still alive, that is. 

Maybe he is, maybe he isn’t. Who knows? It’s too early to think about that. It’s not, though, too early to think about cake, or is it? It’s 8:11 a.m. Sunday morning, which seems early, but by the time it’s done…

...go get the cake mix out. See if you have eggs. You’ll need eggs.

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There's a whole bunch more 250-word stories, all in a convenient list of links right here.  If I were you, I would read them ALL! RIGHT NOW. Don't worry about your boss. He's probably reading them, too!


5 comments:

Andrew Leon said...

Marble is...
oh, never mind.

I think Kristoffersen is eternal.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I think Kristoffersen died in the last Blade movie...

Briane P said...

Andrew: What if it had gotten even more complicated and dealt with MARBLE CAKE?

Alex:
I agree with Andrew. Kris is eternal. He will rise again. In BLADE 7: The REBLADENING. (Previously titled "Electric Bladealoo")

Liz A. said...

You always need eggs. Always buy at least 2 dozen at the store.

Joy Pagel said...

That is almost EXACTLY what I tell Sweetie!

(I say to buy the 18 pack.)