Friday September 19th, 2014

The exercise:

Write four lines of prose about: ambrosia.

Ready to roll to the market tomorrow morning with a whole lot of apples (Ambrosia, Aurora, and Spartan), some plums, several pints of cherry tomatoes, and... two pints of raspberries.

If they hadn't been so big and tasty looking, I probably would have ignored them. As is, I felt obligated to bring them along in order to send them off to a good home.

I finished painting the door trim on the front of the house today with two coats of paint. So that's finally done with - now I just need to get the side door and trim painted. Not sure that I'm going to have time to do that before we leave on Tuesday, what with having to do the boxes on Monday, but we'll see how things go.


Come, come, have a taste. Closer now, it's all right, I won't bite back. Promise, promise.

Here my child, have a little sample of immortality.


Greg said...

I'd have eaten the raspberries myself. Just sayin'.
It sounds like a very autumnal harvest; I hope the apples sell well :) And that you get everything done before you set off on your travels again :)
Heh, yes, ambrosia as the food of the gods; nice take!

"It's traditional to throw rice at a wedding, dear."
"Yes, but not in cans."
"Do you like who she's marrying?"
"He's your brother!"

[Ambrosia is a brand of tinned rice pudding over in the UK]

Anonymous said...

The soft pink flesh was hard to describe as anything but delicious. The smell, a cross between spicy and sweet, was all but intoxicating. But the one thing that could never be rivaled was the power gained by a single nibble.
The power of everlasting life that was now flowing through my veins.

Nikki Mann said...

I got drunk again (I guess that's why they say I'm "irresponsible), but this time it was different. I didn't wake up with a throbbing head or flecks of vomit on my pillow. I woke up feeling...strong...stronger than I've ever felt before. I felt like...a god.
But then the feeling passed and I was back to throwing up again.

Marc said...

Greg - well, I did fail to mention that I collected a few extra for ourselves as well. And some blackberries :)

I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around the appropriateness of naming tinned rice pudding Ambrosia...

Ivybennet - some lovely descriptions and word choice here. Nice work!

Nikki - hello and welcome to the blog! Thanks for stopping in and sharing your writing with us, and I hope to see more from you around these parts :)

That final line is really fantastic. You were leading me off in one direction and then made a very sharp turn there that made me laugh. Nicely done!