A short story

for Six Sentence Stories where the given word is Method.




The recipe looks simple enough, I’ll give it a go.

Ingredients :-  all I need is a bit of this, a spoon of that, a splodge of this and a load of something with a long name I can’t pronounce.

Method :-  looks straightforward, it says mix this and that with that and this, stir it, beat it, chuck it in a mixer on high speed, pour it out, bung it in a hot oven and wait a while.

Serving suggestion :-  it tells me to turn it out, put it on that, sprinkle some of this, cut into bits and enjoy!

The only section the recipe doesn’t have is one about cleaning up, so I’ll have to come up with my own.

Equipment :-  step ladder, hose, bucket, mop, scraper, cloths, a bin in which to tip that disgusting thing I made … oh, and a hot shower and clean clothes!


Thanks to GirlieOnTheEdge for hosting.




37 thoughts on “A short story

  1. Denise Sep 23, 2021 / 11:25

    Kinda what happens when Charlie wants to mix the ingredients himself. Cute.

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  2. UP Sep 23, 2021 / 13:32

    Cute and clever. Charlie’s fun.

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  3. WildChild47 Sep 23, 2021 / 16:32

    I love the carefree way you’ve described this. The word choices are so exemplary – a spoon, a splodge (love that word!), a load, chuck it in, bung it etc. This so totally makes the story come alive – paints such a vivid scene in the mind. Great job! Has me totally cracking up – not only because I can appreciate the cooking/culinary style, because I’ve been here too 😅😂

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    • Keith's Ramblings Sep 23, 2021 / 16:50

      Thanks so much for your lovely comment! It’s hardly an example of literary excellence but it was fun to write and apparently, for you anyway, fun to read! Must go, still got a lot to do!

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      • WildChild47 Sep 23, 2021 / 17:29

        have a wonderful day 😊

        and literary excellence it doesn’t have to be – but wow, this exercise proves the point that well chosen word choices/vocabulary really makes or breaks a story 😅

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  4. Christine Goodnough Sep 23, 2021 / 17:43

    What did Thomas Edison say about now knowing 100 ways that didn’t work?
    But if that’s something chocolate you could at least have licked the bowl and beaters…maybe even some of the counter… 🙂

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  5. GirlieOnTheEdge Sep 23, 2021 / 18:25

    LOL Delightful dish ‘o fun, Keith!
    Reminds me of first and last time I prepared (tried to!) Gnocchi alla Romana!

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  6. Doug Jacquier Sep 23, 2021 / 20:12

    The step-ladder is a stroke of genius in this ‘damn the recipe’ saga, or should that be sad Aga. 🙂

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  7. ceayr Sep 24, 2021 / 10:37

    That must have been quite a sandwich, me old cucumber!

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  8. Liz H Sep 25, 2021 / 16:53

    The best laid plans, and method of production can lead to a mighty flat cake.
    Feed it to the mice, not men, and being out the heavy artillery. Let the true fun begin!

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  9. The Atomic Mage Sep 26, 2021 / 08:19

    Too funny, keith 😂
    All hail the quick sandwich, and the champion of the highway – the pizza delivery guy 🙏🙏

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