100 Word Challenge: Breakfast

She asks if he slept well.

He sighs at her, noncommittal on his morning condition.

“Would you like some breakfast? Eggs, waffles?”

He grimaces. Not from the mention of food, but from having to make a decision.

She continues loading dirty dishes, waiting.


Nodding, she begins pulling ingredients out of the cabinets.

“Would you like pecans or chocolate chips,” she asks before thinking, “too many choices!”

“Both.” She can hear the smile.

Eggs, milk, flour, a little vanilla, a spoon of sugar.

Maybe it will be a good day.

This was my first attempt almost exactly eight years ago writing for the 100 Word Challenge. Then, its originator, Jennifer, was hosting at Velvet Verbosity. The prompt was, “breakfast.” I would edit it a bit differently today, but I’m still satisfied with this version.

In deference to our founder, let’s revisit my initiation to 100 Words…

Expect problems and eat them for breakfast. ~ Alfred A. Montapert

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What to do:

Using “breakfast” for inspiration, write 100 Words – 100 exactly – no more, no less. You can either use the word – or any form of the word – as one of your 100, or it can be implied. Include a link in your post back here, and add your story to the Mister Linky list. If you don’t have a blog, you can leave your submission in the comment section, or as a Facebook status post. Remember to keep spreading the love with supportive comments for your fellow Wordsters.

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