Drabble: The Brown Thing in the Kitchen

My response to the prompt ‘plop‘.

Genre: slice of life


~The Brown Thing in the Kitchen~

There was a brown thing in the kitchen. It looked like wet poop, but it was in a bowl on the kitchen table, so it was probably edible.

She prodded the thing with a spoon. The thing wobbled. Maybe it was just a very ugly, wet jelly.

Poke. Poke. Wobble.

“What are you doing?”

She jumped. The spoon sheared the top of the brown thing off. The tip slipped off the spoon and fell with a plop into the half-filled mixing bowl in the sink.

A strangled cry jumped out of her throat.

“What’s wrong?” her mother asked.

“What’s this?” she pointed at the thing with her spoon.

“Your brother left it for you. I don’t know what he was trying to make, but it tastes better than it looks.”

Oh. That was good news. She dug into the thing and took a bite. The texture was weird, but it was tasty. She demolished the rest of the brown thing in a few bites.

She looked at the last bit at the bottom of the mixing bowl.

How much did she want it?

Not that much.


Posted on September 8, 2016, in Short Stories and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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