Saturday, 27 October 2012

SPOOKTOBERFEST



Requirements:

1. Follow Jackie and Dani if you don’t already. They do follow back.
2. Your Flash Fiction piece cannot be any longer than 300 words. Sorry… that’s part of the challenge.
3. You must use the MANDATORY 5 words listed below…
                                                                                    cobweb(s)
                                                                                    jack-o-lantern(s)
                                                                                    ghost(s)
                                                                                    cauldron(s)
                                                                                    razor(s)
4. Post your Flash Fiction piece any day from Friday Oct 26th thru Monday, Oct. 29th.
5. It’s a blog hop, so… hop around to other participating blogs and leave them some awesome comments.
6. Have fun.

Your flash fiction piece can be scary, comical, romantic, or whatever you choose, just be creative!

The winners will be posted on HALLOWEEN! That’s right, Wednesday, Oct. 31st. Jackie and Dani will each choose a winner. That’s right – two winners!

PRIZES: A grab bag and candy. The winners will get the biggest bags we can find of their favorite candy along with some spookified items.

Oh, and yes, this blogfest is international. So what are you ghouls waiting for? Get hopping!
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PARTY PREPARATIONS
The razor sharp edge of the envelop cut her lower lip making it bleed profusely.  Oh that’s great, she thought, now I’ll have blood all over this letter.   I wonder if the postman will realise it’s Halloween, ha, ha that should flag up a Health and Safety issue.  I wonder if there will be a memo from Head Office about wearing gloves to stop contamination from blood products.
She shook her head to clear away the cobwebs.  She’d have to get going and start preparations for tonight’s party if there was a ghost of chance things were going to go with a swing.
She bent down and started searching through her pan drawers for the biggest saucepan she could find.  It needed to be nearly as big as a cauldron for the amount of soup she was going to have to make for the guests for the evening party.
She started chopping the ingredients, onions, celery sticks, carrots and potatoes.  She gently fried the vegetables whilst opening tins of chopped tomatoes, tins of tomato puree, packets of passata and vegetable stock cubes, she added water to the pan, bay leaves, some sugar,  red and white wine vinegar and topped it all up with full fat milk. 
She would let that simmer for half an hour or so before blending it in the mixer.   On a tray she would arrange bowls of celery salt and celery seeds, mixed crushed peppercorns, with a bottle of Worcestershire sauce, a small bottle of Tabasco sauce and a small bottle of vodka along with wedges of lemon for the adults to add to their soup for a bit of  spice.
She printed off a label that said

HOT BLOODY MARY SOUP

with a picture of the Jack-O-Lanterns filled with chopped fruit she had made previously.   




Word count: 300 / 302 with title













14 comments:

  1. Oh, a lovely party, am I invited?

    Such a wonderful entry! You have my vote!

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  2. What! A recipe? This is so clever!! I would have never thought about something like this! Truly cool!

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  3. Hi Sally
    Who knew you could turn a recipe into a flash fiction short. Clever. Loved it and loved the orange too.
    Nancy

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  4. Those pics are so cute! What a great idea using a recipe. Great job!

    Thanks for participating in our blogfest!

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  5. Dear Sally,
    Sounds yummy! Great little story/recipe for Halloween! The photos of the orange jack-o-lanterns are really cute.
    An inspiration! I don't know if I'll have time to submit anything. It would be fun!
    Best wishes,
    Anna

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  6. Dig this! Oh, and what time should I arrive for the soup slurping? :)
    Mina's Resurrection Blogfest!

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  7. Delicious and very moreish:-)

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  8. sally, good job your story and great pumpkins!! new follower here...hi!

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  9. A delicious Halloween tale. Nice Jack-o-Lantern oranges! :)

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  10. I would have loved a bit of that soup last night! Great orange carving.

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  11. Great flash fiction. I love the orange-a-lanterns!

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  12. Great flash fiction Sally and that pumpkin look-a-like sure looks great!

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