Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Being a Master Chef

                                                                               Attribution: Saloca
Image: A Chef Preparing Salads
Source: Wikimedia Commons (here)

Tim’s words at Real Toads:
bang believe bite broken calypso climb crickets
cryptic carriage drumbeat edgy fancy master leverage
moon precipice  pepper  rapidly thrust  soufflé

Thomg’s 3 Word Wednesday:
anticipate serene fearless

She felt a little edgy to believe the worst
Fancy a cryptic message bang on the table
It was delivered a while ago. Little did she
anticipate a serene morning to bring bad
tidings. It broke her little heart

Drumbeat of rapidly broken tunes bite into
her memory. A calypso of shrill crickets sound
permeates the air thrust upon the precipice
of life’s concerns

 She had yearnings of becoming a master chef to
climb and bid for the moon.  It is a calling peppered
with designs of soufflé entrees, salads and desserts to
leverage on Mom’s specialties. This is the carriage
of conscience upon her shoulders borne of a family

Sadly it is not to be. If only she had been able to
surmount the first hurdle it would have been
plain sailing

She is determined to try again! Her fearless nature
takes over the bidding

Written for Tim’s potpourri of words in Real Toads - Get Listed - of Cat Nips and Moon
and Thomg’s 3WW


  1. Two prompts in one! Well done, kiddo. Love this tale of cookery!

  2. If at first you don't succeed, try try again

  3. Nicely done. Thanks for taking up my word challenge! This made me hungry.

  4. hey when you have a dream you just have to get after it and not let the lumps take you out of it....i wish i knew some of the fancy stylings to cooking...

  5. Hope she makes it this time. This leads to my mother's favourite saying when I was a child 'If at first you don't succeed try try again.'

  6. Well done, Hank! Two word lists combine to make a tasty meal of these prompts.

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    1. I second that! However, life is usually filled with shipwrecks!

  8. Two prompts! Wow! Well done. Reminds me a little of the cooking series Chopped and the background storie of the Chefs.

  9. wonderful that she will try again. That is the way to go.

  10. It's not as easy as it looks for sure! I love to cook, but I could never do it in front of a demanding audience. Nice work with the list words, Hank.

  11. One of my sons is a chef ... I certainly related to the story in your poem.

  12. Being a chef is demanding, but I feel the woman in this piece will succeed....

  13. for a minute... just a minute, I thought crickets were on the menu

  14. I love that you turned this into a mini story! Nicely done!

  15. How clever of you to use two word lists and come up with something so unique.

  16. What a sad tale of angst and dreams unfulfilled.