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Day #5 Writing Challenge – Ad Hoc Fiction

Back in the writing world tonight, I entered this gem of a competition Ad Hoc Fiction.

The rules for this were to follow a 150 word count max and to include the word “set”.  It was free to enter so why not give it a go yourselves?

This was my entry:

The Amateur Baker

She had never been great at baking or cooking; her culinary skills were somewhat limited to microwave meals and beans on toast.  Her heart was never content in the kitchen but as an only child and a big birthday coming up for her mum, she had agreed to bake an exquisite birthday cake for the big occasion.

Unveiling the cake to her mum proved she should stay clear of baking altogether for she had somehow squashed the bottom half of the Victoria Sponge so it looked almost L shaped with the top layer resting and drooping on it. She knew it looked nothing like the picture but her explanation was reasonable “The last step reads ‘let the cake sit’, so I made it look chair like’”.  Her mum shook her head before tapping on the recipe instructions “Let the cake set, not sit!”.

It’s loosely based on my old self, I never was into cooking, only the eating part! These days with 2 children I’m trying to venture away from freezer chicken and chips and delve more into wholesome and enjoyable flavours.

I skipped last night’s challenge and I don’t think I can double write tonight, so schedule wise and performance wise here’s how the progress has gone so far:

Day & Challenge

1 – 50 Word Stories

2 – Your Story 84

3 – Sweek Microfiction – BOOK

4 – 365 Creative Writing Prompts

5 – No Challenge Tonight

6 – Day #5 Writing Challenge – Ad Hoc Fiction

Today is technically day 6 but it’s the 5th challenge! I’m gutted but will keep on writing!

 

Author:

"I loved writing as a child, loved making up silly stories. They came built-in to my brain, almost like an Ikea instruction manual. The focus these days is to figure out how to now turn them into books" Tanya Butler, June 2018

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