#100WCGU – Wk78 – Prompt: What does it taste like – 105 words – “Delicious”

19 Feb

A group of children sat gathered around a table, each with a spoon in hand. Piled on a plate in front of them was… well, food.

“What’s in it?” one asked. “I added chips.”

The bubbling gave away one ingredient, “I added some fizzy crystals.”


“Ice cream.”

“Mini marshmallows.”

The list of ingredients grew, enough to turn the stomach of any adult.

Chosen by chance, a boy dug his spoon in and lifted it to his mouth.

What does it taste like?”

Despite the grimace, “Delicious.”

Before long, all was gone.

Later that night, voices were heard at homes, “Mum, I don’t feel well.”

Gooey Mess dessert2

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12 responses to “#100WCGU – Wk78 – Prompt: What does it taste like – 105 words – “Delicious”

  1. deanabo

    February 19, 2013 at 09:13

    Im sure they dont feel well after eating all of that. lol

    • Ross Mannell

      February 19, 2013 at 12:36

      Thanks for the comment.

      The idea reminded me of children’s parties when some children not normally allowed sweets would eat as much as quickly as possible and suffer for it later. 🙂

  2. dughall

    February 19, 2013 at 10:09

    Sounds horrendous! Not surprised they were feeling ill before long. Rang true to life for me. Nice one, Ross!

    • Ross Mannell

      February 19, 2013 at 12:38

      Thanks for the comment.

      As a child we feel invincible until we overdo it and want our mums. 🙂

  3. newpillowbook

    February 19, 2013 at 15:00

    Oh my, children’s creativity (and their taste in food. Horrors.)! I can just hear – and see – them at every stage of this story, adding everything they can think of to the mix, eating it AALLLL up, and last of all, the midnight aftereffects. Well written.

    • Ross Mannell

      February 20, 2013 at 08:42

      Thanks for the comment.

      Children have a habit of pushing limits, even in cuisine. 🙂

  4. lorrainefort

    February 20, 2013 at 07:54

    LOL! so true to life…creative cooking is definitely for those with young, strong stomachs. 🙂

    • Ross Mannell

      February 20, 2013 at 08:43

      Thanks for the comment.

      It was easy to imagine children doing this and thinking about it only when feeling unwell. 🙂

  5. Sarah Miles

    February 20, 2013 at 08:21

    That’s quite a mix….reminds of an advertisement from long ago for alka seltzer!

    • Ross Mannell

      February 20, 2013 at 08:44

      Thanks for the comment.

      After a treat like that, Alka Seltzer would have been useful. 🙂

  6. Mrs TeePot (@TeePotTweets)

    February 20, 2013 at 20:56

    Lol! Been there when I was a child!

    • Ross Mannell

      February 20, 2013 at 21:03

      Thanks for the comment.

      Haven’t almost all of us been there? 🙂


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