The Sunday Whirl
After many years of taking part in The Sunday Whirl, I have decided to drop out. As a writer of prose, I'm finding myself slowly drowning in a sea of poetry! In future, I will be sticking to Friday Fictioneers which has a massive following, Sunday Photo Fiction, Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers and several other prompt sites that attract a mix of genres and a greater number of weekly contributors. So, I'm going out with a bang!
I was missing one thing, popping candy. I’d visited this shop and that shop, but nope. I needed it to finish my dish. My neighbour Jack came to the rescue; said he had some in his shed. Odd place to keep it I thought, but hey-ho.
I combined my ingredients and simmered them until it was a vomity colour then had a taste to check it was spicy enough. Wow, quite a punch; it burnt my throat! No matter. I added some nuts, then plopped it in a bowl. It looked delicious. (That’s a lie, it looked putrid!)
Then for the finishing touch; popping candy. It just said ‘Danger. Keep away from children’ on the label. Nothing else. Strange. Anyway, as I scattered it all over my masterpiece bubbles started bursting on the surface. Interesting. Then I stuck it in the fridge and headed for the garden with a well-deserved gin and tonic.
The fireman said I was lucky just my roof blew off; even luckier I was outside when it happened. I won’t tell you what my wife said! Now to find Jack.
The given words at this week’s The Sunday Whirl are - simmered, burst, surface, mixed, chains, matter, won (one) colour, nut, punch, label, and throat.