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

  1. masercot November 16, 2020 / 1:54 am

    It almost seems as if you tricked her…

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    • Chel Owens November 16, 2020 / 9:59 am

      Really? It does depend on the bread used, for sure.


      • willowdot21 November 16, 2020 / 10:10 am

        Nope, not on toast, everyother way but not on toast!

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  2. jenanita01 November 16, 2020 / 3:59 am

    I find it hard to believe that people actually eat avocados!

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

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


  3. 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?


    • Chel Owens November 16, 2020 / 9:19 pm

      (Tell me the secret if you know!)


  4. johnlmalone November 16, 2020 / 11:06 pm

    succinctly told; Janie did not know what she was missing πŸ™‚

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    • Chel Owens November 17, 2020 / 7:24 am

      Maybe she will when she has more refined taste!

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  5. 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.

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

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


  6. Lisa Bradshaw November 19, 2020 / 2:12 pm

    I don’t think I liked avo either but now I love it.. πŸ˜‰

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    • Chel Owens November 19, 2020 / 4:41 pm

      I’m in that boat. Maybe my tastes became more refined.

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