Writing 101, Day Four: A story in a single image

Image of a handful of blueberries: Download by Maja Petric

I chose the image from unsplash.com

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For this exercise , use one of the images as the creative spark for today’s post. You might use it as a setting for a story or poem, write about how it makes you feel, or describe a memory conjured by it.

Hands full of blueberries,

For you I’ve brought to see.

They are luscious and pretty,

I bet you will agree.

 

You can use them to make pies,

Or for muffins or  cookies,

Or we can eat them ,

And  show our purple teeth .

 

Friends will turn away,

Neighbors too,

Young Patsy will hide her face,

And  will yell, “what have you done?”

 

“I cannot call you mom anymore,

My friends will make fun of me,”

They will say, “you are crazy,”

I will say,” it’s your imagination!”

 

Then let’s not eat it,

Just plain,

let’s make muffins,

For us to devour it.

 

Muffins I baked,

We sat together and ate,

Oh how much fun we had,

Sang loudly our good friend Kate!!

Well I tried to use the image in a make-believe poem. I am not good writing poems you can see. I will appreciate your feed back dear  participants. 🙂

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Five sentence fiction: Flames

Lillie McFerrin Writes

It was a beautiful morning, Mrs Hardy was baking muffins for Sandy’s classroom party, they were chocolate chip muffins, they’d be done in another five minutes, Mrs. Hardy told herself, suddenly she recalled her mother’s muffins they were so delicious, she and Mom would eat the fresh muffins when they came out of the oven.

The thought of her mother and the muffins made Mrs. Hardy eager to send some for her mother who lived close by.

As soon as Sandy smelled the muffins she came running to taste one, her mother told her about grandma and how tasty her baked muffins were when she was little, immediately Sandy said , “Can I take some for her, Mom?”

Mrs. Hardy was very pleased her daughter mentioned before she did, she said, “It will be so nice and your grandma would love it.”

Sandy packed a small basket of muffins for her grandma, as she was walking along, she smelled smoke and noticed a fire truck speeding along the road, further up the street there were  flames rising up from a house, she wasn’t quite sure who owned the house, she walked a few more steps when someone stopped her,  Sandy looked close, “it’s my grandma’s house, she said I have to save her” her last words were barely audible as she fell and fainted!

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The Daily Post: “Local” Experience

Mini blueberry muffins.

Mini blueberry muffins. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The best “local” experience we had, when we all went ‘Blueberry’ picking.It was a day in August,it was overcast and cold. We found out from our neighbour,this would be a fabulous day for blueberry picking.The best spot to find a lot of blueberries will be near the old railway tracks.

We all dressed up in our casual clothes,took a few buckets and set off for berry picking. At first we could not find the spot,soon one of my daughters saw some people, busy doing something,we were not sure what they were doing .We decided to follow them.To our surprise they were picking berries,we were thrilled,we went slightly away from them.There were tons of blueberries.We started picking them as fast as we could.Soon we filled all our buckets.We carried the buckets and loaded  them in the trunk of the car and came home.

English: First blueberries of the season.

English: First blueberries of the season. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

When we reached home we realized we had picked too many. I used some of the berries to make a batch of muffins for us.

Recipe for Blueberry Muffins:

Ingredients:

1. one and three quarter cup all-purpose flour

2.one-fourth cup sugar

3.two and a half tablespoon -baking powder

4.three-fourth teaspoon –salt

5.1 well beaten egg

6.three-fourth cup milk

7. half-cup salad oil

8. 1 cup fresh blueberries

Sift dry ingredients into a mixing bowl; make well in the center.Combine egg,milk,and salad oil.Add all at once to dry ingredients, add the cup of blueberries,gently stir until the dry ingredients are moistened,use a serving spoon to stir. Make sure the batter is not beaten till smooth,this is to avoid muffins from becoming tough.

Fill greased muffin pans with batter,it should only be two-thirds full.You can also use paper bake cups.Bake at 400 degrees for about 25 minutes or less if your oven is hotter. The muffins should be golden in colour. It will make about a dozen muffins.

We froze the rest of the blueberries and planned to give some to friends and neighbours.