I didn’t go shopping. Well, that’s not true, I have something in mind, but I don’t quite have it yet. I pop the door open. Seems the same items are there. Haiku. Six word memoir. Free-verse poetry. I use that one often. I need to add spice. You know what they say about spices, sometimes you need to throw them out and get new bottles. Fresh is best, but dried works too. These are a little too dry, though.
I’ve gone through so many cookbooks, it seems. I recycle some recipes and change them up, add my own flair, but those have also become a little, yawn…is overused the right word?
I’ve gone through phases of phrases, word play, restocked the staples. I mean, how can you ever go wrong writing about experiences? Small moments? Big ones. Hot. Cold. Just right. Even Goldilocks had to take a nap.
I peruse the shelves looking for something new.
Why don’t you try that one?
Well, a lot of people have used it. I know, I know, my version will be different, but…
Work avoidance issues?
Yeah, probably. Sometimes I want to come up with my own thing.
Sometimes you need inspiration to lead you to your own thing.
Looks like you need to restock. Go somewhere different. Watch a show or two. You hardly ever do that. Take nap. Read a book you hold in your hands. Sit outside.
Can’t go outside. Allergies.
Yeah, okay. Do something you haven’t done in a while. Remember some of those Big C activities you started doing three years ago? Paper bead making. ‘Zine writing. Family game night. Writing and sending snail mail.
Oh, yeah, a bunch of those kid crafts I didn’t do as a kid and my own kids didn’t want to do? Yeah, I can do that.
There ya go! Take a break. Do something else. While you’re at it, make me one of those mocktails you concocted using herbal tea and orange infused simple syrup.
Can’t argue with that, but I’m adding a little extra to mine. Off I go the the *writing* cabinet.
10 thoughts on “Writing Pantry”
Skillful & entertaining!! I think we may share a pantry!!
Thanks Amy. I think a lot of pantries are in the same situation right now. But we will make it work!
So clever and relatable. Yes, by the end of the month I, too, am finding myself out of recipes. You gave me some ideas.
Thanks for popping in, Rita. Glad you got some ideas from this.
What a clever “I’m not sure what to write about” slice!
Our real pantry was on the blah side as well, so our dinner last night was whatever we could scrounge up, lol!
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This was a wonderful analogy. I feel that I am often using the same old dried up spices, too.
Hang in there, we’re almost at the finish line. Basics always provide a good foundation though.
Oooh, the writing pantry. Sounds like it is stocked. Your writing voice is strong in this piece. Fun to read.
How fun would it be if we could actually bottle up words and shake them out?
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