Friday, July 1, 2011

Writing Prompt #25

25) Describe what it’s like to eat the following foods without using taste descriptors, or, choose your own foods to describe!

*Cotton Candy
*Ice Cream
*Peanut butter


Here’s mine:

*Lemons: It’s three in the afternoon on a hot, sunny day in summer. The humidity is barely there and the heat seems to suck the moisture from your skin as soon as your body can produce it. You’ve been mowing the lawn and, dusty and partially sunburnt, you come across a pool of icy water. Biting into a lemon is like dipping your foot in that pool of water: surprising, contrasting and somehow refreshing.

*Sushi: It’s like watching a group of fat, hairy men in barely-there floral sundresses talk to children at a carnival. There’s way too much of it and it can’t end fast enough.

*Cotton Candy: It’s like catching snowflakes on your mittens. It’s a unique occurrence that melts away too quickly.

*Ice Cream: Eating ice cream is like a sailing competition off the coast of Cape Cod. It’s a race against time to the finish, but the trip is better than reaching the end.

*Peanut butter: It’s like walking a mountain trail during peak foliage season when a recent rain has turned the dirt into a tacky mud. It’s a bit of a slog, but well worth the effort.

1 comment:

  1. Lemons- Are like wet electric sunshine.

    Sushi- Is like kissing the wrong end of a mermaid.

    Cotton Candy- Is like insulation, but less inedible.

    Ice Cream- Is like unrequited love, requited for a while.

    Peanut Butter- Is like shoring up the bricks of your body with mortar.