May 30: Flash Fiction Challenge

Nip on over to Carrot Ranch and check out Charli’s challenge this week.
May 30, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes strawberries and mint. The combination evokes color contrast, scents, and taste. Where will the combination take you? Go where the prompt leads!

Mix and Match

‘This diet is so BORING! Fruit and salads are so dull!’
‘Have you thought about mixing and matching?’
‘It’s all right for you, you’re already skinny.’
‘I had to work at it though. Have you tried adding a chopped apple to your prawn salad?’
‘No. Is it nice?’
‘Well I like it, and it adds a tangy bite to the lettuce.’
‘OK. What else?’
‘How’s about including cucumber in your stir fries?’
‘I could try that I suppose with mushrooms and sliced carrots.’
‘Cereal and yoghurt?’
‘Duh. Double boring.’
‘Maybe, but add some strawberries and a sprig of mint………..’

Note:
Once again I’m dieting, and have tried the above with pleasant results.
Enjoy.

 

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About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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11 Responses to May 30: Flash Fiction Challenge

  1. Paula Light says:

    I put salsa on things ~ eggs, cottage cheese, veggies, veggie burgers, etc. It has salt, but very few calories. Really punches things up!

  2. This is very clever and healthy.

  3. jenanita01 says:

    My mouth is watering, and I want strawberries…

  4. Sadje says:

    Good one! Giving me great ideas for healthy food prep.

  5. Pingback: Strawberries and Mint « Carrot Ranch Literary Community

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