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A Writing Prompt for writing about food

Write a list of your favorite dishes

  • A special dish you make for yourself or one made for you
  • A soup your mom made when you were sick as a child
  • Your aunt’s baked chicken
  • A special family holiday dish–what holiday?
  • A favorite camp recipe
  • Granddad’s favorite cookies

Some DimeStories about food:

 

Of that list :  choose one

Write about a specific time you ate that meal.
Was it a special occasion? Or something you ate regularly? What made this one time stand out?

Be sure to write about specific ingredients that are used. Are they easy to find?

Who made the dish?

Describe the taste, the feel, the smell.

How did eating that dish make you feel?

What other memories are associated with it?

ABOUT SHORT FICTION

ON THE VERY CONTEMPORARY ART OF FLASH FICTION

“In a short-short story you have no time for digressions, for subplots, for extraneous characters, for backstory. Get in and get out. ” ~John Dufresne

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Great examples:

Christmas Fudge and Misremembered Snow Cream

When it comes to memories, we each cling to our version like honey on a measuring spoon.

By Rhiannon Giles


Four Menus

By Sheila Squillante

https://www.creativenonfiction.org/brevity/past%20issues/brev25/squillante_menus.htm?fbclid=IwAR1lK7QR0Bd_l0d_A7Zj580eIAFxSgNdk3crge8tbXwUF1a1fIlJkq7MDhg



Coming Home Again

What a son remembers best, when all that is left are memories.

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1995/10/16/coming-home-again

 


IF YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT, THEN WHAT AM I?

Geeta Kothari

If You Are What You Eat, Then What Am I?


Sardines

October 3, 2016 by The Citron Review

by Jennifer Fliss

Sardines