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Saturday Writing Prompt - 22nd October - It Began with some Toast

How to use this prompt: Using the image create a short story or poem incorporating the image and starter sentence. There is no right or wrong 'answer' just whatever your imagination sparks from the subject.


It began with a couple of slices of toast...

How to use this prompt: Using the image create a short story or poem incorporating the image and starter senence. There is no right or wrong 'answer' just whatever your imagination sparks from the subject.


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Lana O'Neill
Lana O'Neill
Nov 07, 2022

THE BEGINNING OF THE END

Written by Lana O’Neill


It began with some toast

A multigrain rye

Baked in a clay

Burning oven stoked high


The crunch woke my senses

Kindled my lips

Butter freefalling

On tastebuds in drips


Clandestine tangos

Erupted within

My tongue tied the toast

In a grip near my chin


Scented rye splatter

Grasped up by my nose

Mixed mild nutty earth

In sour juxtapose


My eyes didn’t bother

Just lolled and rolled back

Deferring to that which

Could front this attack


Leaving all but forgot

Ten fingers a flutter

Grasping and toasting

More rye smeared with butter


Some say they found me

Curled up near the oven

Reciting a sonnet

By Browning ‘bout lovin’


And…


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