Shopping for Essentials

“What the heck is that?”

“A new recipe for Stay at Home.”

“What you got in there?”

“Beans, tomato sauce, dark brown sugar, Tabasco, the last of that lunch meat…” 

“The stuff that was getting slimy?”

“Cured Mystery Meat, so no expiration date! Anyway, I scrubbed it off and it kind of…shredded. So it’s fine. And then I added the last of the Velveeta, a can of water-packed tuna, and whatever was left in that carton of Half and Half.”

“What’s that floating on top?”

“The white stuff is cauliflower, green stuff is Kale.”

“That’s it! I’m going shopping!”

 

© Liz Husebye Hartmann (2020)

Carrot Ranch Prompt(03/26/2020): In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story in which a character takes charge. Who is this character, and what situation calls for their action? It can be playful or serious, fantastical, or realistic. Go where the prompt leads!

10 thoughts on “Shopping for Essentials

  1. Pingback: Taking Charge « Carrot Ranch Literary Community

    1. Unless certain cheeses! Have you ever heard of Gammelost? It’s green and gray at its best, and said to come to you when you whistle. Uurgh-blapp!

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