Second Breakfast

Janie did not like green food. When her mother placed Janie’s toast in front of her, then, she stared at the green slices in consternation.

“What’s this?”

“Breakfast, Honey.” Mom smiled and ate a bite of her own.

“It’s green.”

“Mmm. Yes.”

“It’s green mush.”

“Mmm. Yes.”

Mom wasn’t going to helpful. Janie pushed her fork against the offensive topping. It smooshed and slimed into the tines, leaving green behind it on the bread. “Ew!” she cried. “I’m having normal toast!”

“Suit yourself,” Mom said. While Janie was at the toaster, Mom reached across and ate her daughter’s serving.

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Β©2020 Chel Owens

Now I’m hungry. Thanks, Charli! Oh, and here’s the prompt:

November 12 2020, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story includes avocado toast. How can this be a story or a prop to a story? Use your senses and imagination. Go where the prompt leads!

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32 thoughts on “Second Breakfast

    • Chel Owens November 16, 2020 / 10:00 am

      I couldn’t fathom it either, but they’ve grown on me.


  1. mymindlessdrivel November 16, 2020 / 6:44 pm

    I’m with Janie on this. I can’t abide avocado – on toast or otherwise!

    Liked by 2 people

    • Chel Owens November 16, 2020 / 9:18 pm

      😦 You couldn’t get one to sprout, could you?


  2. Charli Mills November 19, 2020 / 12:38 am

    Yep, a Mom’s gotta eat what they leave behind! Green seems to be a hard color for children’s tastes.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Chel Owens November 19, 2020 / 4:12 am

      It’s true! Maybe they know that green foods include cooked spinach…


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