Six Down; Eighty-Seven To Go

2 May

I’m a little behind in answering the daily prompts – about 93 prompts behind, if I’m honest.  So here goes:

At noon today, take a pause in what you’re doing or thinking about. Make a note of it, and write a post about it later.

12:00  Mmm, lunch!

12:02:  Mmm, lunch was delicious!

Hot dog eating a hot dog

Hot dog eating a hot dog (Photo credit: interpunct)


Head to your favorite online news source. Pick an article with a headline that grabs you. Now, write a short story based on the article. 

From Sky News:  Cannibalism Confirmed At Early US Settlements

Summary: Jamestown residents eat 14 year-old girl after difficult winter.

We’ve had a difficult winter, haven’t we Spud?



What role does music play in your life?

It often accompanies lunch.

But what it really wants to do is direct.


Read the story of Richard Parker and Tom Dudley.  [Shipwrecked sailors dine on dying cabin boy] Is what Dudley did defensible? What would you have done?

I plead the Fifth.  I will say, however, that if I had been there, which I quite possibly was because the report says Tilly succeeded in obtaining bail, that I’d have been cleared on the grounds that it would drive any Tilly insane to have to go for more than four hours without food.


Invent a definition for the word “flangiprop,” then use the word in a post. 


An open, tartlike pastry, 
the shell of which is baked 
in a bottomless band of metal
on a baking sheet, 
removed from the ring 
and filled with custard, cream, fruit, etc.  
It has a gelatinous base.
Mmm, dessert was delicious!
Reincarnation: do you believe in it?
Not at all.
Though I did in a previous life.

22 Responses to “Six Down; Eighty-Seven To Go”

  1. McGuffy Ann May 2, 2013 at 15:47 #

    Thank you. I needed this!


  2. viv blake May 2, 2013 at 15:54 #

    I like the sound of that flangiprop – though if I tried to make it the custard would ooze out from under the ring!


  3. mairedubhtx May 2, 2013 at 16:01 #

    I like the way in which you quickly dispose of these annoying prompts.


  4. colonialist May 2, 2013 at 16:08 #

    You disposed of these promptly and efficently! The music wants to lunch solo? 🙂


  5. benzeknees May 2, 2013 at 17:52 #

    Believed in a previous life? Hahahaha


  6. Laurie Nichols May 2, 2013 at 18:41 #

    You are so wonderfully witty!! I had the best laugh over these!


  7. bevchen May 2, 2013 at 19:16 #

    Hahaha! Love it!!

    Right now, in my case, it’s mmm crisps!


  8. Lisaman May 2, 2013 at 20:17 #

    hahaha… who knows what we are eating these days!!! Alive… was a great book!!


  9. Rorybore May 2, 2013 at 20:27 #

    Ha! love the last one. a good way to “finish up”
    (Canadian for done dinner)


  10. Elaine - I used to be indecisive May 2, 2013 at 20:57 #

    Your very last one made me smile the most! 😀


  11. slpmartin May 2, 2013 at 23:05 #

    Okay…the last response was perfect…smiling quite a bit.


  12. jmgoyder May 3, 2013 at 03:48 #

    Thanks for the laugh!


  13. Three Well Beings May 3, 2013 at 06:30 #

    Jamestown is quite a new topic of interest! Many Americans will now for the very first time spend more than a minute visiting early American history. It takes cannibalism to wake people up! LOL! That’s funny in itself! 🙂


  14. Grannymar May 5, 2013 at 17:02 #

    The Flangiprop sounds delicious, Pity I am unable to share it.


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