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My mother’s onion soup

Having a framework to get started often helps overcome the ‘what should I write?’ block arriving with an empty page or screen flashing at you. The word square is a simple concept; take four words, one from each column, and include them in your story. You can use them once or many times, the choice is yours.

Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a scene, story, or poem. It can be short, long, or micro. As long as you include one word from each column it will be great.

My effort is below.

“My mother’s onion soup was a thing of wonder. Served at the old kitchen table it warmed away February‘s chills as we caught up with The Archers. Outside, the wind would whip away any remaining leaves from the trees surrounding our home, catching them up in an endless game of tag.

Fifty years later I long for the quiet peace and certainty that comes from food hand-made and liberally laced with love and spices in a space of gentle grace.”

Now it’s your turn. Why not use the comment area below this post to share your thoughts and leave feedback for others?

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