A Dash of Cinnamon

HSAR

This too shall pass.


Katharine Espin Tarnath III let the door slam and dropped her bag to head upstairs. She slipped off the heavy black ceremonial robes - how anyone was supposed to wear these in the heat of summer, she didn't know - and pulled a long T-shirt over her head instead.

She padded downstairs barefoot, luxuriating in the cool of the shaded townhouse, and headed for the kitchen. Her professor was going to want to see a demonstration at the meeting tomorrow, and she wasn't going to disappoint.

The smell of baked goods sent a shiver of pleasure down Katy's spine as she made her way into the kitchen. Pastries in glass jars filled every available space - shelves, countertops, tables. Usually sultry and lethargic in the heat of day, they came alive with surges of dark energy at her approach. A particularly aggressive strudel knocked its jar off its perch and fell to shatter on the floor.

She burned it with a twist of the hand and sighed. The German types had always been troublesome.


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HSAR

HSAR

I tried very hard, but there are too many elements in the prompt to fit into 1024 characters.

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Robert Quick

Robert Quick

Trying is the important part! Good to see your writing. And I rather like the last five lines. The setup is fine but the last five lines have character.

  • #2879 Posted 2 years ago
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ElshaHawk LoA

ElshaHawk LoA

Oh, magic pastries! I like this idea, that the spells are really cooked up, okay, baked up.

  • #2880 Posted 2 years ago
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ethelthefrog

ethelthefrog

Absolutely fantastic. You've hinted at all the elements in the prompt and pulled off a belter of a punchline too.

  • #3401 Posted 1 year ago
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Story prompt:

A story about a fun-loving pastry cook who spent one sweaty awkward night with a light-hearted necromancer in a bizarre city

from the creator of Write or Die:

https://twitter.com/DrWicked/status/729733306854473729

When pastry communicates with the dead by ethelthefrog

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