Humor Non-Fiction posted May 8, 2020

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A teenager is told to make her own breakfast.

The Recipe

by BethShelby

Mama, I’m hungry. Will you make me something to eat?

Christi, breakfast was an hour ago. I tried to wake you up. I’m busy now. Make yourself some cereal.  

I don’t want cereal. I’m sick of cereal. I need a warm breakfast. Can I have some grits?

Sure you can. Grits are easy. You’re thirteen. You’re old enough to cook. Make them yourself.

I don’t know how. Where are the grits anyway?

In the pantry, where they are supposed to be. There is a box in there. Read the directions on the back.

Okay, I found them. What do I need to cook them in?

A boiler. You know where I keep my cooking pots and pans.

Mama, do we have any yields?


Yields, if we don’t have any, I can’t make grits.

Are you nuts? What are you talking about?

It says right here on the directions -- I/2 cup grits, 2 cups water, 1tsp. Salt and yields, I cup.


Dialogue Only Prompt writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
Write a story using only dialogue. No narration, descriptions, or sentence tags. Maximum word count: 1,000

This is a fair representation of a conversation I had with my daughter several years ago.
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