Random Writing Challenge: A Pinch of You

Weekly Writing Challenge: A Pinch of You.

How does the old saying go — girls are “sugar and spice and everything nice,” and boys are “snips and snails and puppy dog tails”?

Aside from not knowing what a “snip” is, I don’t buy it; we’re much more complex than lollipops and unicorns and toy trucks and frogs. This week, we want a window into the complexity that is you. We want your best recipes.

We don’t mean we want your best recipe for fried chicken (although we’ll take that, too — a good fried chicken recipe is always handy). We want the recipe for all the bits and pieces and quirks and foibles and loves that make you you.

So here is the recipe that is me:

1 cup sarcasm

2 cups book worm

2 cups humor

1 cup stubbornness

1/2 cup sweetness

3 heaping tbsp Bon Jovi addiction

1/2 cup 80’s Hair Bands

3 heaping tbsp Supernatural addiction

2 heaping tbsp Doctor Who addiction

2 cups good old-fashioned religion

1 bottle spiced rum (captain only please)

1 tsp hypochondria

Dash of romance

Dash of Mystery

Pinch coulorphobia

Pinch vermiphobia

To prepare:

Combine all ingredients in a window nook with a bottle of sweet white wine and leave alone to simmer. Do not disturb.  You will know when it is ready. May be served alone or with others.  Does not perform well in aggressive social situations. Keep out of night clubs.

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